Katherine Travnicek, MD
Physiatrist, Pain Medicine
Pain Institute of Nevada
Las Vegas, NV

About Katherine Travnicek, MD

Dr. Katherine Travnicek is a physiatrist and pain medicine physician at the Pain Institute of Nevada in Las Vegas. Dr. Travnicek is double board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Pain Medicine.

Dr. Travnicek received her medical degree at the University of Mississippi Medical School in Jackson. She completed her Preliminary Internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno Internal Medicine, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Thereafter, Dr. Travnicek completed an Anesthesiology Chronic Pain Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic where she served as Chief Fellow.

Dr. Travnicek is an active member of many prestigious medical societies, including the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR), AOSpine Global Spine Society, American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), North American Spine Society (NASS) and Spine Intervention Society (SIS).


Peer-Reviewed Abstracts and Posters

Travnicek KD, Chung T, Mammen A. Immunosuppressive Therapy can Improve Strength in Necrotizing Myopathy with Autoimmune-antibody Recognizing 200 and 100 kda Proteins. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, Phoenix, AZ. 2011.

Travnicek KD, Chow K, Gentile T, Lindeman K, Shapiro LT.  Heterotopic Ossification in a Survivor of Purpura Fulminans.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, Bonita Springs, FL.  Am. J. Phys Med Rehabil. 2010;89(4):S29.

Travnicek KD, Singh S. AIDS Associated Vacuolar Myelopathy – A Rehabilitation Challenge: Case Report.  Presented at the American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation annual meeting, Austin, TX.  PM&R. 2009;1(9S):S247.

Book Chapters

Travnicek KD. Chapter 22,  Sodium Channel Antagonists. In: Deer's Treatment of Pain: An Illustrated Guide. Eds. Timothy Deer, Jason Pope, Timothy Lamer, and David Provenzano. In editing.

Travnicek KD. Chapter 23, Antispasmodics and Muscle Relaxants. In: Deer's Treatment of Pain: An Illustrated Guide. Eds. by Timothy Deer, Jason Pope, Timothy Lamer, and David Provenzano.  In editing

Travnicek KD, Vrooman B. Management of the Chronic Pain Patient on the Geriatric Floor. Editors: Rosenquist R, Souzdalnitski D, Urman R. Chronic Pain Management for the Hospitalized Patient.  Oxford University Press, NY. 2015.

Travnicek K. Neurogenic Bowel.  In: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Pocket Companion. Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Friedman JD, Eds. Demos Medical, New York, NY, 2010.

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