Dr. Travis Sifers is the most recent addition to The Center for Allergy and Immunology. He was born and raised in the Kansas City metro area. He comes from a family of physicians and other medical professionals and practicing medicine has been a life-long goal.
Dr. Sifers completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas where he majored in history along with the requisite premedical studies.
After completing medical school at Kansas, he completed combined residency training in internal (adult) medicine and pediatrics at UMKC splitting time between Children’s Mercy, Saint Luke’s and Truman Medical Center. He was nominated for internal medicine chief resident, remaining on staff for an additional year engaging in clinical, educational and administrative duties.
He was accepted for fellowship training at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York City, home to the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute and leading physician-scientists in both allergy and clinical immunology. He has considerable exposure in the diagnosis and management of primary immunodeficiencies, including the use of experimental therapies in pulmonary and gastrointestinal complications associated with common variable immunodeficiency.
Dr. Sifers is board certified in internal medicine, pediatrics, and allergy/immunology. He has presented and published research on a variety of topics in food allergy and primary immunodeficiency and remains actively engaged in clinical research.
Why Allergy and Immunology…
“Yes, it is ideal for internal medicine-pediatric doctors who want to subspecialize because allergists are trained to treat adults and children irrespective of their primary training. But it is more personal for me. It fits my personality and fulfills my intellectual curiosity. I mean its not too hyperbolic to state that the immune system is the basis of all disease.”
On returning to Kansas City…
“I am thrilled. The Center for Allergy and Immunology is among the few private practices at the vanguard of managing allergic and immunologic disease and I’m blessed to become a part of that. I love this city and the people who make it what it is. I am excited to move back home and to be close to family again. It isn’t often that your professional and personal aspirations fall in line. I’m truly grateful.”
Committed to patient-centered care
“A 2018 study found that patients were given a median eleven seconds to communicate their agenda before being interrupted by the physician. You can’t practice good medicine that way. I want my patients to leave our office feeling heard and understood. I am committed to your agenda.”