Dr. Chris

Waranch

Director of Research

Chris is currently an Emergency Medicine physician at the University of Missouri Hospital and pursuing additional training in sports medicine. He grew up in southwest MO and was a four sport athlete in high school. He played football, track, wrestling, and baseball.  He was also involved in Tae Kwon Do at a young age and attained his second degree black belt.  He set multiple lifting and running records in high school including a 40-yard dash time of 4.3 seconds. He always wanted to play sports at the next level and was offered a track scholarship as a sprinter at Pittsburg State University. During his time there, he began his training towards becoming a physician. His collegiate sports career ended when he suffered an ACL tear and then his academics became his primary focus. After one year, he transferred from Pittsburg State University to the University of Arkansas where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then went on to obtain his medical degree at Kansas City University of Medicine.

During his time in medical school, he further pursued his interest in sports medicine by joining the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine (AMSSM), where he served a two-year term as president of this prestigious society. He now currently serves in the membership committee of AMSSM.  Chris pursued Emergency Medicine as this gives him the ability to treat a wide variety of injuries and illnesses but also allows him to participate in sports medicine.  His current interests include working out, sports, nutrition, and spending time with his wife Christy and puppy Charlie. His current work interests are in musculoskeletal ultrasound and concussions. Chris is excited to become a part of the Catalyst team and in developing the best products, backed by science, for your individual goals in and out of the gym.

Chris pursued Emergency Medicine as this gives him the ability to treat a wide variety of injuries and illnesses but also allows him to participate in sports medicine.