Jeffrey A. Travis, M.D.
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Residency: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Board Status: Certified
Board-certified cardiovascular surgeon Jeffrey A. Travis, MD, received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from Clemson University in S.C. After graduating cum laude from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, he completed his cardiothoracic and general surgery residencies at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., where he also became a Bradshaw Research Fellow.
With more than 16 years of surgical experience, Dr. Travis has world-class training in cardiothoracic and general surgery, completing more than 1,100 open heart surgeries during his career. As the first cardiovascular surgeon in the Lexington Medical Center network of care, he helped to establish a premier, comprehensive heart program at the hospital that includes open heart surgery and elective angioplasty. Dr. Travis’ expertise spans all areas of the cardiovascular care, including transcathether aortic valve replacement, laser-lead extraction surgery, vascular wall biology, restenosis and remodeling, diastolic cardiac dysfunction and renovascular hypertension, paradoxical embolus and extracorporeal rewarming. He is also certified by the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Before joining Lexington Cardiovascular Surgery in 2012, Dr. Travis worked in private practice in Georgia, performing cardiothoracic, lung and esophageal, carotid artery and abdominal aortic aneurysm surgeries.
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
National Board of Medical Examiners
Videos of Jeffrey A. Travis, M.D.
Dr. Travis talks about why he went into medicine.
Dr. Travis talks about why he chose Cardiovascular.
Dr. Travis talks about his background and family life.
Dr. Travis talks about his previous experience in the surgical field.
Dr. Travis talks about what it takes to be a good physician.
Dr. Travis talks about Lexington Cardiovascular Surgery.
Dr. Travis talks about the most common questions from his patients.
Dr. Travis talks about the importance of this community having complete cardiac care.
Dr. Travis talks about what the community should expect from the new Heart Center.
Dr. Travis talks about the Heart Center affiliation with Duke Medicine.
Dr. Travis talks about prevention and the importance of healthy living.
Dr. Travis talks about the future of Cardiovascular Surgery.
Dr. Travis talks about how he’d like to be remembered by his patients.
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