Dr. Traver earned his undergraduate degree graduating with high honors in Biology at Boston University. He was accepted early in his undergraduate years into The Modular Medical Curriculum as a Commonwealth Fund Scholar and, in so doing, gained entrance into Boston University’s School of Medicine upon graduation. After receiving his Doctor of Medicine, he completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at Boston City Hospital, now known as Boston Medical Center.
Following this, Dr. Traver served as a physician for various international relief efforts throughout Asia, including The Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia. It was in Phnom Penh where he and his wife helped start the internationally acclaimed national teaching hospital The Sihanouk Hospital Center of Hope.
After returning to the states, Dr. Traver worked at a large managed care medical group, where he served as Volunteer Clinical Faculty for Stanford University’s School of Medicine. It was during this time that he became aware of friends’ children who had been diagnosed with autism, and he soon became deeply interested in this set of conditions. Subsequently, Dr. Traver spent two years at Stanford University Medical Center’s Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. There, in The Pervasive Developmental Disorder Neuropsychiatry and ADHD Clinics, he became familiar with the treatment and management of individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and ADHD utilizing psychopharmacology as well as performing individualized assessments as part of the clinic team.
Dr. Traver has been directly involved with autism research, and for the past fifteen years, has continued to stay current by attending numerous conferences, meetings and webinars devoted to autism research and treatment, including, but not limited to, the following:
- American Academy of Pediatrics’ Meetings on Autism and ADHD
- Autism Research Institute
- The California Institute of Technology
- Defeat Autism Now!
- Defeat Autism Now! Physician Training with Dr. Jaquelyn McCandless
- Defeat Autism Now! Think Tanks
- Gordon Medical Associates Think Tanks on Chronic Disease
- The Johnson Center for Child Health and Development
- The McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT
- Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs – Member
- The University of California Davis MIND Institute
- The University of California San Diego
Uniquely, Dr. Traver personally travels to the academic centers performing ongoing research in this field to meet and to talk with the scientists performing ground breaking studies. He is a regular speaker in the community and has delivered lectures at both hospital Grand Rounds and on the media.
Although from a professional perspective, Dr Traver’s credentials stand apart from other practitioners, the strongest weapon which he brings to the battle is his passion to help these children, adults and their families. Every person deserves the best care possible in order to develop to their full potential. He believes that the current medical model is of limited help in improving these children. Every family deserves the very best that medicine and science can offer. Every person should be offered the opportunity to know what may help their loved one, regardless of their age. Although research is growing at an impressive rate, there is still relatively little which translates into clinical practice for these individuals. Dr. Traver has devoted his practice to the timely implementation of interventions which have been demonstrated to afford autistic individuals benefit.