After growing up in Central Ohio, Dr. Chris Warrell pursued his undergraduate education at Ohio University. He remained in Ohio for his medical education, attending the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton. While in medical school he received numerous honors, including election to both the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He was nominated for the Student of the Year award on an annual basis and, upon graduation, was the sole recipient of the Dean’s Award, which is presented to the graduate who shows commitment to academic excellence, empathy and compassion toward others, personal integrity and professionalism, and earns the respect and trust of classmates and faculty.
Following medical school, Dr. Warrell headed south and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Orlando Health. During residency he developed an interest in sports medicine while providing care for Edgewater and Legacy High School athletes and local professional events including Orlando City Soccer Club, Arnold Palmer Invitational and Washington Nationals Spring Training. This interest led Dr. Warrell to pursue additional fellowship training in sports medicine with world-renowned sports surgeon James Andrews, M.D., at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Fl. During his fellowship, Dr. Warrell served as Assistant Team Physician for the Auburn University Football Team and participated in the care of numerous professional, collegiate and recreational athletes. In addition to these recognitions, Dr. Warrell has participated in leading edge research and written multiple textbook chapters regarding the care of athletes.
As this year’s Orlando Medical Honoree, the hope is to combine Dr. Warrell’s focus on supporting the greater Orlando community in an ongoing, impactful partnership alongside the Arthritis Foundation!
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Arthritis not only affects the individual battling the disease, it affects the entire family. Arthritis tries to divide-an individual, a family, and your faith-you must focus on “Oneness and Wellness.”
Once receiving my diagnosis of Lupus in 2000, and then Rheumatoid Arthritis, I knew as a wife and mother with a chronic illness each day would be a challenge. Then in 2010, at the age of 9 years old, my oldest son Noah was diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis. We spent days and nights searching for the right medications to help ease his pain and suffering.
The Arthritis Foundation is a HUGE SUPPORT to our family. They offer assistance with connecting any Arthritis Warrior to the proper resource needed to live their life to the fullest! The Arthritis Foundation provides vital funding for research to find new medications so that one day there will be cure!
Our Team “On Eagles Wings” will be walking in this year’s ORLANDO ARTHRITIS WALK and we urge you to sponsor today, make a donation or join our team “On Eagles Wings."
Please help us Find A Cure So Those with Arthritis Will Be able to Soar Once More!
The Pohlman family- Chris, Stacie, Noah and Jonah
“Those who hope in the Lord will soar on wings like eagles.” Isaiah 40:31