What is Self-Brain Surgery with Dr. Lee Warren?

Self-Brain Surgery is a regular newsletter about the complex interplay between faith and neuroscience, and how we can build more hopeful, resilient lives by using the brains God gave us in healthier ways.

You can also connect with Dr. Warren daily on The Dr. Lee Warren Podcast, where faith and neuroscience smash together to help you change your mind and change your life through the power of self-brain surgery.

SBS is emailed weekly for free to all subscribers. And there are extra newsletters, neuroscience articles, book reviews, videos, and Q&A sessions for paid subscribers.

Who is Dr. Lee Warren?

W. Lee Warren, MD is an author, practicing neurosurgeon, and Iraq War veteran. His book, I've Seen the End of You: A Neurosurgeon's Look at Faith, Doubt, and the Things We Think We Know was the Christian Book Award winner for Biography/Memoir in 2021. His first book, No Place to Hide, was named to the 2015 U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff's Professional Reading List.

His new book is Hope is the First Dose: A Treatment Plan for Recovering from Trauma, Tragedy, and Other Massive Things, available now from Waterbrook/Penguin Random House. Click the button below to order!

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Dr. Warren holds two US patents, plays the guitar, and lives in Nebraska with his wife, Lisa. They have five children (four living), four grandkids, and two crazy German Shorthair Pointers, Louis and Harvey.

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Paid subscribers also get full access to my podcast (over 800 episodes, transcripts, supporter-only episodes and more), and my website. (Note: the podcast back catalog is moving into Substack over time, a few episodes a week. There are always over 100 free episodes available wherever you listen to podcasts! My favorite place is Substack.)

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  • Weekly prescriptions for using neuroscience to your advantage to calm your brain and enhance all aspects of your life

  • Insights into how faith and science work together to help us navigate the hard parts of life

  • Honest answers about dealing with grief and loss

  • Early looks at my upcoming books and other projects

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Dr. Lee Warren 

W. Lee Warren, MD is an award-winning author and a practicing neurosurgeon. He writes about faith, neuroscience, doubt, and hope. His podcast is heard weekly in over 100 countries. He lives in Nebraska with his his wife Lisa.