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The ability to empathize with the fear and uncertainty of patients with burn injuries, as well as their families, guides my approach every day.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2018
    Medstar-Washington Hospital Center
  • Residency, Surgery (General Surgery), 2017
    Medstar-Washington Hospital Center
  • Internship, Surgery (General Surgery), 2011
    Medstar-Washington Hospital Center
  • MD, 2010
    University of Southern California
  • BS, 2005
    University of California Santa Barbara

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

National Provider ID: 1639495799


Taryn Travis, M.D., is a burn surgeon at Children's National Hospital as well as the Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and an assistant professor of surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine. As a burn specialist, Dr. Travis specializes in acute and long-term burn care. Her practice encompasses critical care of the burn patient, surgical intervention for skin injuries, as well as later interventions for the scars that result from burn injury. She has a special interest in LASER scar revision to improve the function, symptoms and appearance of patients with hypertrophic scarring from a variety of causes.

Dr. Travis received her medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in 2010. She then joined MedStar Washington Hospital Center for a seven-year residency in general surgery, during which she spent two years as a burn surgery research fellow focusing on hypertrophic scarring. During her last year of training, she served as chief administrative resident. Finally, she completed one year of advanced burn care training at MedStar Washington before joining the attending surgeon staff at the Burn Center.

Dr. Travis is involved in education with regard to burn care of surgical residents, medical students and other members of the community, including firefighters, paramedics, nurses, physician assistants and other physicians. As a cura personalis fellow at Georgetown, she guides medical students on their journey from student to physician. She is also an instructor for the Advanced Burn Life Support for the American Burn Association and Advanced Trauma Life Support courses for the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Travis is an active member of the American Burn Association, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

Research & Publications