Dr. R. James Warren is double board-certified in pain medicine and anesthesiology. As the founder and president of Apollo Pain Management in Sun City Center, Florida, he treats a variety of pain conditions using a comprehensive, evidence-based medical approach which is personalized to each patient’s condition.
Dr. Warren was born in Kentucky and raised in the heartland of Columbus, Ohio. He attended the Ohio State University where he was president of the Society of Physics Students, and earned his BS in physics. Dr. Warren later attended graduate school at Case Western Reserve University, where he earned an MS in Neuroscience. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati, where he was appointed as the Cincinnati Academy of Medicine Liaison and Legislative Representative. He was awarded the Golden Scalpel Award for anatomical expertise, and earned his MD in 2002. In 2008, he completed his residency in Anesthesiology at SUNY Buffalo, during which his training was interrupted while he served a tour of duty for Operation Iraqi Freedom.
After residency, Dr. Warren practiced as an anesthesiologist for over 10 years. During this time, he held several key leadership positions, including Interim Chair of Anesthesiology at Doctors Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, and serving on the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee at Town & Country Hospital in Tampa. He also completed the Baycare Physician Leadership Course while working at St Joseph’s Hospitals.
His commitment to duty has always been an important part of his life. He served for over 15 years in the US Army Reserve, both enlisted and as a medical officer, having served two tours of duty in Iraq.
After practicing anesthesia for over 10 years, Dr. Warren completed an ACGME-accredited fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine at the University of South Florida. It was here where he learned the latest and most up-to-date evidence-based techniques and procedures for the treatment of chronic pain. He is now board-certified in both pain medicine as well as anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiologists.
Dr. Warren treats a variety of pain conditions including neck and back pain, muscle pain, neuropathic pain, cancer pain, and many other types of pain. He accomplishes this by designing a personalized care plan for each patient that may include management of medications, and advanced minimally-invasive techniques such as nerve and joint injections, epidural steroid injections, ablation procedures, sacroiliac joint fusion, kyphoplasty, and implantable devices like spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulators.
Dr. Warren remains dedicated to continuously improving the practice of pain medicine, actively participating in the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the Hillsborough County Medical Association. He continues to attend regional and national pain society conferences, where he both studies and presents research on the latest innovations on Interventional Pain Medicine in order to bring these techniques back to his patients in South Florida.
Apollo Pain Management is headquartered in Sun City Center, Florida conveniently located a half mile from I-75. We are proud to serve all of the surrounding communities to include Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Gibsonton, Wimauma, Brandon, Riverview, Ellenton, Palmetto, Parrish, and Bradenton to name a few. Today, Dr. Warren lives in Apollo Beach with his wife and two daughters, and their dog, Shadow.