Travis E Harrell
Lieutenant Commander, Navy
Education2002, BS, Biology with Concentration in Genetics, Duke University, Durham, NC
2006, MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
2009, Residency, Internal Medicine, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA
2018, Fellowship, Cardiovascular Diease, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA
BiographyDr. Harrell attended Duke University on a NROTC scholarship receiving his commission into the Navy in 2002. He then attended medical school at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine on a HPSP scholarship graduating in 2006. He completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) and was selected to be the Chief of Residents. In 2010, he transferred to the National Naval Medical Center which integrated in 2011 to become the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). He took on the role of Director of the Hypertension Clinic and quickly became the clinical expert in the management of complicated and resistant hypertension. He was selected and served as the DoD Champion for creation of the 2014 VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Hypertension in the Primary Care Setting. While at WRNMMC, he served as a core faculty member in the Internal Medicine Residency Program receiving two teaching awards. In 2015, Dr. Harrell transferred to back to NMCSD to start fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease and is expected to graduate in 2018.
Dr. Harrell's clinical and research interests include the management of hypertension, heart failure, coronary artery disease, and quality improvement.
Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments
Associate Master Clinician Designation 2014 May 2015 (Top 4% of Junior Physicians) Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, MD
Staff Teacher of the Year June 2013 Internal Medicine Residency Program National Capital Consortium – Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, MD
The James J. Leonard Award July 2011-July 2012 Excellence in Teaching Internal Medicine Department of Internal Medicine F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Bethesda, MD
Navy ACP Staff Teacher of the Year October 2011 Internal Medicine Residency Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, MD
Director, Hypertension Clinic May 2012-May 2015 Patient Centered Medical Home/General Internal Medicine Service Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, MD
Hospitalist/General Internal Medicine Attending July 2010-June 2015, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, MD
Chief of Residents July 2009-June 2010 Internal Medicine Residency Program Naval Medical Center San Diego San Diego, CA
Tschanz MP, McBee EC, Harrell TE, Spalding BM. “Efficacy of Low-Dose Chlorthalidone Versus Hydrochlorothiazide Remains Ambiguous.” J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 July;68(4): 429. (PMID: 27443442)
Callender DM, Harrell TE, Hartzell JD. A Practical Approach to Rounding in the Modern Era. Academic Internal Medicine Insight. 2015; 13(3): 14-15.
Management of Hypertension Update Working Group. (2014). VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Hypertension in the Primary Care Setting. Version 3.0. Washington, DC: Veterans Health Administration and Department of Defense.
Harrell TE, Hammes JS. “Meningitis Admitted to a Military Hospital: A Retrospective Case Series.” Mil Med. 2012 Oct;177(10):1223-6. (PMID: 23113452)
Smith JD, Amundson DE, Harrell TE,. “Prevalence of Short Partial Thromboplastin Times at a military medical center.” Mil Med. 2011 Aug;176(8):956-8. (PMID: 21882790)
Petrie MS, Harrell TE, Schwartz GG, Sane DC. “Production of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) by endothelial cells: differential responses to calcitriol and paricalcitol.” J Thromb Haemost. 2004 Dec; 2(12):2266-7. (PMID: 15613047)
Harrell T, Imes CK, Butts MS, Krause D. Acute Lupus Myocarditis Treated with High dose Steroids and Mycophenolate Mofetil. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017;69(11):2398.
Tabing A, Harrell T, Francisco G, Romero S. Supraventricular Tachycardia Diagnosed by Smartphone Electrocardiography. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016;67(13):1237.