Donald Warne, MD, MPH

President and CEO, American Indian Health and Management Policy, LLC

Donald Warne, MD, MPH is the Executive Director of the Aberdeen Area Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board (AATCHB) and President and CEO of American Indian Health Management & Policy—an American Indian healthcare consulting firm. He is also an adjunct clinical professor at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law where he teaches American Indian Health Policy. Dr. Warne is a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe from Pine Ridge, South Dakota and comes from a long line of traditional healers and medicine men. He received his MD from Stanford University in 1995 and his Master of Public Health from Harvard University with a focus on health policy in 2002. Dr. Warne is a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), and he is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Family Practice and the American Board of Medical Acupuncture. He has completed fellowships in Alternative Medicine from the Arizona Center for Health and Medicine and in Minority Health Policy from Harvard Medical School. Donald Warne’s work experience includes several years as a primary care and integrative medicine physician with the Gila River Health Care Corporation in Sacaton, AZ, and three years as a Staff Clinician with the National Institutes of Health in Phoenix where he conducted diabetes research and developed diabetes education and prevention programs in partnership with tribes. Dr Warne’s professional activities have included: Health Policy Research Director, Inter Tribal Council of Arizona; President of the Board, Native American Community Health Center, Inc in Phoenix; President and CEO, American Indian Health Management & Policy, Inc; Member, Advisory Council on Indian Health Care, State of Arizona; Chair, Traditional Cultural Advocacy Committee, Phoenix Indian Medical Center; Co-Chair, Native Research Network; Co-Chair, Bio-sciences Institutional Review Board, ASU; Member, National Institutional Review Board, HIS; Member, Board of Directors, Society of Shamanic Practitioners; and Member, Association of American Indian Physicians. His awards include: 1997 Walter Brazie, MD Award as Arizona’s Outstanding Family Practice Resident from Arizona Academy of Family Physicians; 1999 and 2001 Plain Language Awards in Community Health Education from National Institutes of Health; 2002 Dr Fang Ching Sun Memorial Award for Commitment to Underserved Communities from Harvard School of Public Health; 2004 Phoenix Area Impact Award from National Indian Health Board; and 2007 Healthcare Hero Finalist from the Phoenix Business Journal.