Taryn E. Travis, MD| Acute And Reconstructive Burn Care, Burn Surgery | MedStar Health

Taryn E. Travis, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Acute And Reconstructive Burn Care, Burn Surgery

Languages: English


About me

Taryn Travis, MD, is an attending physician in 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 the 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 and The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. She also serves with the Emergency Preparedness Working Group of the MedStar Washington Hospital Center and is a member of the Subcommittee on Evaluation and Assessment of the curriculum of Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Philosophy of Care
“My personal experience as a family member of someone who was very badly burned is what has guided me to this specialty. When I was young, my father survived a large, life-threatening burn injury and was able to return to a life of family, hobbies, career, and fulfillment. The ability to empathize with the fear and uncertainty of patients with burn injuries, as well as their families, guides my approach every day.

“I’m dedicated to my profession and to my patients. The team I work with in The Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center accomplishes care I could never accomplish alone. The multidisciplinary approach to caring for burn injuries allows us to succeed in saving the lives of our patients and getting them back to enjoying those very lives.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Burn Reconstruction
  • Burn Scars
  • Burns
  • Complex Wound Management
  • Inhalation Injury
  • Wound Care
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Burn Scars
  • Burns
  • Chemical Burns
  • Contracture
  • Electrical Burns
  • Frostbite
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Inhalation Injury
  • Keloid
  • Scar Hypertrophy
  • Second Degree Burn
  • Stevens Johnson Syndrome
  • Sunburn
  • Thermal Burns
  • Third Degree Burn
  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
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Procedures I perform

  • Burn Reconstruction
  • Complex Wound Management
  • Laser Treatment Of Skin
  • Scar Revision
  • Scar Therapies
  • Skin Graft
  • Surgery For Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Wound Care
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Suite 3B-55
Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 202-877-7302

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MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Open HMO
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Aetna HMO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Network OA
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Open EPO Plus
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • United Student Resources
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)



Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Fellowship Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2018)

Residency Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2017)

Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (2010)