Peter Q Warinner, M.D.

Education

Dr. Warinner completed his pre-medical studies at the University of Notre Dame where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. He went on to complete medical school training at New York Medical College. He completed internship in General Surgery and residency training in Neurosurgery at Bellevue Hospital and New York University.

He completed additional internship training in internal medicine at Sound Shore Medical Center and New York Medical College. He completed additional residency training in neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He completed Neurophysiology Fellowship training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Certifications

Dr. Warinner is Board Certified in Neurology by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is Board Certified in Electrodiagnostic Medicine by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He is Board Certified in Neuromuscular Medicine by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

International Medicine

Dr. Warinner has participated in international medicine, most notably in Tropical Neurology and Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences [NNIMHANS] in Bangalore, India and in Neuropathology of Brain Tumors at the Centre Hospitalier Sainte-Anne in Paris, France.

Professional Affiliations

He serves as Medical Director of CNS Multispecialty Clinic in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He is also Director of the nationally accredited Electrodiagnostic Laboratory at CNS Multispecialty Clinic. He serves as Neuromuscular Attending in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Electrodiagnostic Laboratory and the Neuromuscular Fellowship training program. He maintains surgical privileges at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for performing nerve biopsy, muscle biopsy and minor surgical procedures. He was the inaugural director of Sports Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He was the founder of the Sports Neurology and Concussion Clinic at the Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Health Care Center in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Dr. Warinner does international consultations for World Care most notably on the management of head trauma. Dr. Warinner is a licensed ring-side physician caring for professional boxers and mixed martial art fighters before, during and after their bouts and he serves as Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board to the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission.
He is a member of several sections at the American Academy of Neurology, including Sports Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine and Neurological Infectious Diseases. He serves on the Sports Neurology Section subcommittee on Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerve Injury in Sports. He teaches Sports Neurology at their annual conferences. He is a member of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and serves as Chairman of their Electrodiagnostic Laboratory Accreditation Committee. He also serves on their States Liaison Committee (working as liaison between physicians and Medicare as well as with Private/Commercial insurers) assisting in fraud investigations and promoting improved access to higher quality health care for patients. He also maintains an academic appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at New York Medical College where he teaches neurological infectious diseases, spinal tap procedure and cerebral spinal fluid analysis. He is available for expert medical legal witness testimony for civil and criminal proceedings on selected cases.

Clinical Expertise


His clinical areas of interest and clinical expertise are as follows:

  1. Neuromuscular medicine which includes neuropathy, myopathy, mitochondrial disorders, muscular dystrophy, ALS, motor neuron disorders, nerve compression, peripheral nerve injury, fibromyalgia and others. This includes performing nerve biopsies, muscle biopsies and botulinum toxin injection therapy.
  2. Sports Neurology including traumatic brain injury and concussion injury as well as sports related neuromuscular injury or sports related neuromuscular performance optimization; additionally providing sports participation clearance for patients with pre-existing neurological conditions.
  3. Electrodiagnostic Medicine including nerve conduction studies [NCS], electromyography [EMG], evoked potential [EP], autonomic function testing [AFT], and electroencephalogram [EEG].
  4. Neurological infectious diseases, especially including neurologic Lyme disease, neuralgias or encephalitis related to viral infections such as Herpes Simplex and Varicella Zoster, and meningitis.
  5. Neuro-immunology issues including Multiple Sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, AIDP and CIDP and others.
  6. Neuro-degenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Dementias, Alzheimer’s disease and others.
  7. Seizure disorders and epilepsy.
  8. Neurovascular disorders such as Stroke, TIA and vasculitis.
  9. Neurological tumors, cancer and paraneoplastic syndromes.
  10. Headache syndromes.
  11. Lumbar puncture (spinal tap) and cerebral spinal fluid analysis.
  12. Autonomic dysfunction such as dysautonomia, POTS, autonomic neuropathy.

In general, Dr. Warinner specializes in diagnostic investigation of unusual, rare and difficult to identify neurological conditions.