Travis Lee Edmiston, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Botulinum Toxin Injections, Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spasticity Management, Spinal Cord Dysfunction, Spinal Cord Injury more

Research Interests

Improving outcomes after spinal cord injury; quality improvement relating to spinal cord injury more


Kennedy Krieger Institute

Appointment Phone: 443-923-9400
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205 map

Kennedy Krieger Institute

Appointment Phone: 443-923-9400
11830 W. Market Place
Suite P
Fulton, MD 20759 map


Travis Edmiston, M.D., is a rehabilitation physician specializing in treating people with spinal cord injuries and dysfunction at the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He uses modern treatment approaches that support all aspects of recovery after a spinal cord injury.

Dr. Edmiston obtained his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University. He completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in spinal cord injury medicine at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins. 

Before joining Johns Hopkins and Kennedy Krieger, Dr. Edmiston worked as an attending physician for the inpatient acute spinal cord injury unit at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. 

Dr. Edmiston’s research interests focus on improving recovery and independence for people with spinal cord injury. He has been involved with several quality improvement efforts focused on opioid safety, improving rates of discharge to the community after injury and integrating the multispecialty rehabilitation team earlier into a patient’s hospital care. more


  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Departments / Divisions



  • M.D.; Oregon Health Science University School of Medicine - Portland (Oregon) (2014)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Edmiston T, Elrick M, Kovler M, Jelin E, Onders R, Sadowsky C. Early Use of an Implantable Diaphragm Pacing Stimulator for a Child with Severe Acute Flaccid Myelitis – A Case Report. Spinal Cord Series and Cases July 2019. Corresponding author.

Activities & Honors


  • Nursing Star of Excellence Award, Rancho Los Amigos, 2021
  • Frank L. Coulson, Jr. Award for Clinical Excellence, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2018
  • The Johns Hopkins Healer Award, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2016
  • The Johns Hopkins Healer Award, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2017
  • Nursing Star Award, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2016

Patient Ratings & Comments

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