Meet our Current Resident

 Meet our current Resident!!




Sarah Travers, MD

dr Travers



Dr. Travers is a 3rd year Neurological Surgery Resident at the University of Missouri, Columbia.  She earned her Medical Degree from St. George’s University, True Blue Campus in Grenada.  She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.  Prior to her Neurological Surgery Residency Program, she completed an Internship in General Surgery at Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Louisiana.


Dr. Travers has several publications, poster presentations, and Research Experience.  A partial list which include:  Research Assistant to Joel Garbow, PhD, in the Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Laboratory, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri (2009/2010).  Research Assistant to Sarah Jost, MD, and Joel Garbow, PhD, in the Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Laboratory, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri (2007/2008).  Journal Publication: Jost S, Hope A, Kiehl E, Travers S, Garbow J.  A Novel Murine Model for Localized Radiation Necrosis and its Characterization using Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology Physics 2009; 75: 527-533.  Journal Publication:  Lusis E, Travers S, Scheidenhelm D, Perry A, Jost S. Glioblastoma Multiforme with Sacromatous Features in Patients with Turcot’s syndrome:  A Clinicopathologic Study.  Neurosurgery 2010; 67(3) 811-7.  Journal Publication:  Jost S, Collins L, Travers S, Piwnica-Worms D, Garbow J. Measuring Brain Tumor Growth: A Combined BLI / MRI Strategy. Molecular Imaging 2009; 8(5): 245-53.  Poster Presentation: Jost S, Yablonskiy D, Gutmann D, Travers S, and Garbow J. A Statistical Model for Water Diffusion offers a More Sensitive Marker of Treatment Response than Standard ADC Measures in a Murnie Model of Malignant Glioma.  Society for Neuro-Oncology.  Dallas, TX; November 2007.  Poster Presentation: Jost SC, Collins L, Travers S, Garbow JR.  Measuring Brain Tumor Growth:  A Combined BLI/MRI Strategy. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.  Toronto, Ontario, Canada; May 2008.  Poster Presentation:  Lusis E, Travers S, Jost S, Perry A.  Glioblastoma Multiforme with Sarcomatous Features in Patients with Turcot’s Syndrome:  A Clinicopathologic Study.  Society for Neuro-Oncology. Las Vegas, NV; November 2008. 


Extracurricular Activities:  Dandy Society Neurosurgery 101, August 2013 Participant in conference for medical students entering Neurosurgery Course featured lectures from neurosurgeons, live-dissection demonstration and hands-on training of how to drill burr holes and place ventriculostomies.  Iota Epsilon Alpha, Member, January 2011-present International Honor Medical Society; All Volunteer work completed through IEA.  Anatomical Dissection Elective, Department of Anatomy St. George’s University 2011.  Department of Educational Services tutor in Anatomy St. George’s University, 2012.


Dr. Travers volunteered as and EMT-I with Emory Emergency Medical Services, Atlanta, Georgia 2008-2010 and EMT-B Certified in the state of Missouri 2009-2014.