David Warner is a Reno native and a second-year medical student at the University of Nevada
School of Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of
Nevada, Reno in biology in 2011.
During his early coursework, David was on track to become a psychologist. However, he
discovered the world of medicine by volunteering night shifts in the emergency department,
and switched to a pre-med track. Fascinated by the structure and function of the human body,
he quickly became involved in the undergraduate human anatomy course at UNR, earning a
position as a human anatomy instructor that he held for three years. At this time, David also held
a position as a laboratory assistant in the UNR Biochemistry Department.
As an undergraduate, David was also heavily involved in athletics and community service. He
was a three-year member of the University of Nevada men’s lacrosse team, serving as the team
captain, vice president, and secretary. For his performance on the field, he was honored as the
WCLL 1st team all-league face-off specialist. Later on in his college career, David worked as
a volunteer group facilitator for the Solace Tree, a local nonprofit organization established to
provide group support for children, teenagers, and adults grieving the death of loved ones.
While most fields of medicine intrigue him, David is particularly drawn to surgery. He is
currently is an Anatomy Supplemental Instruction Leader and the leader of the Surgery Student
Interest Group at the School of Medicine. David has been a part of Dr. Sasse’s team since 2013,
and assists with various research projects in bariatric and colorectal surgery.
In his spare time, David enjoys lifting weights, running and hiking, as well as writing music and
playing the piano.