Meet Dr. Travis
Dr. Travis Stork is a faculty physician in the Emergency Department at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN when he is not in front of the cameras for THE DOCTORS. His credentials include graduating Magna Cum Laude from Duke University and earning his M.D. with Honors from the University of Virginia. He completed his residency as an emergency room doctor at Vanderbilt University.
A fervent believer in good health, Dr. Stork practices what he preaches and likes to teach by example. With his role on THE DOCTORS, he hopes to enlighten viewers on how to attain and maintain good health. “Oftentimes, when people come to the ER, it’s already too late. There’s nothing I’d be more proud of as a doctor than reducing the workload for America’s hospitals by teaching viewers how to avoid preventable illnesses.”
The self-described “adrenaline junkie” greatly enjoys his work in the ER. “You never know what’s going to be coming through the door,” says Stork. “I’m most passionate about taking care of patients. It’s an honor for me to apply the skills I’ve learned to help people in their time of crisis.”
What sold Dr. Stork on being involved in the daytime show was when Dr. Phil McGraw told him that he could educate more people in a one-hour episode than during his entire life in the ER.
An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Stork is a devotee of mountain and road biking, kayaking and hiking with his dog, Nala. He has participated in numerous fundraisers for organizations such as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and, in 1998, he bicycled solo cross-country for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.