Warren Volker, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.
CEO of WellHealth Quality Care, a large multi-specialty medical accountable care organization and medical group. Dr. Warren Volker is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Premier Physician’s Insurance Company (PPIC). PPIC is one of the top 5 largest malpractice insurance companies in Nevada and is licensed in 5 other states.
Dr. Volker holds both a M.D. and Ph.D., graduating with honors in both fields. He graduated AOA (Alpha Omega Alpha) from medical school and residency. His Ph.D. is in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He has a Master’s Degree in Protein Chemistry and Genetics. He has a degree in finance management. He is a diplomat of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and completed his residency training at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He is subspecialized and certified as a minimally invasive and robotic pelvic surgeon. He was the first Nevada physician to ever receive the Arnold P. Gould National Leadership Award in Medicine and Business.
Dr. Volker is an internationally recognized academic surgeon. Aside from living in Las Vegas, Dr. Volker has been traveling to UCLA over the past 7 years to train medical students and residents. He has been training gynecological and pelvic reconstructive surgeons in minimally invasive surgery and robotics for the past 14 years. This year, Dr. Volker will have taught just over 4,000 surgeons who have come to Las Vegas to learn from him at the Las Vegas Minimally Invasive Surgery (LVMIS). This internationally recognized center was accredited 4 years ago and has been accepting surgical fellows. LVMIS is only 1 of 44 accredited fellowships in the U.S. This center is affiliated with both University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM) and Harbor-UCLA School of Medicine. This center also trains OB/GYN residents from both programs. Dr. Volker is on faculty at UNSOM, Touro University, and Harbor-UCLA. He is the Vice Chairman of the Community Advisory Board of the new UNLV School of Medicine.
Dr. Volker is a member of the board of trustees of the Clark County Medical Society. He is the Chief of Staff at Centennial Hills Hospital since it’s opening 8 years ago.
In addition to Dr. Volker’s distinguished academic career, Dr. Volker has dedicated his life to the benefit of patients and his profession. In 1998, Dr. Volker started the first integrated HIV/AIDS clinic for women (in Clark County) in collaboration with UMC. Dr. Volker formed the GIA foundation (named after the super model Gia Carangi who had been diagnosed and died from HIV) to gain funding and attention to this problem in Clark County. Dr. Volker has collaborated with The Shade Tree Shelter by providing fundraisers and encouraged providers in his practice to care for patients at the on-site free clinic. He has provided free surgeries for many years to these patients. Most recently, Dr. Volker began providing free care to patients from the Volunteers In Medicine Clinic. He has made certain that those patients receive the latest procedures and surgeries, which would otherwise not be available to that population. He has made numerous contributions to many community projects including, The Smith Center, The Discovery Museum, The Nevada Ballet, Clark County Medical Society Alliance, as well as many other charitable efforts.
Dr. Volker has been featured on Local and National ABC, NBC and CBS affiliate TV stations as well as CNN, The Discovery Channel, The Biography Channel and The Learning Channel. Most recently, Dr. Volker performed the “first ever” live uninterrupted surgery for the national TV program, “The Doctors.” This breakthrough event was broadcast live in front of 14.4 million viewers and 250 studio audience members.
Dr. Volker is married to Michele Volker. He has 3 children that he is very proud of, Adam, Alex and Alyssa. Dr. Volker is very active and enjoys advanced cardio-training. He is an avid yachtsman and is found on his boat in San Diego every chance he can get away.