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Travis Kieckbusch, MD

Travis Kieckbusch, MD


Specialty:Sports Medicine
Board Certified:American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Residency:Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Medical School:University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine – MD
Undergraduate Degree:University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada – BS in Biochemistry, Minor in Chemistry
Professional Associations:Chief of Orthopaedics Northern Nevada Medical Center
Associate Professor at University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
Washoe County Medical Society


Travis Kieckbusch is a true blue Nevadan. Raised in Reno from a young age, he has moved out of state only once, to further his medical education with a residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He received a Bachelor Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Nevada Reno, earned his MD at the University Nevada Reno School of Medicine and has chosen to build his practice and care for the community he knows and loves.

A rite of passage for many northern Nevadans, Dr. Kieckbusch grew-up with rodeo. He, along with his mom, uncles, and now his wife and kids, have all participated in the sport and endured the injuries that inevitably come with it. His love of rodeo carried into his professional career where Dr. Kieckbusch focuses much of his practice doctoring sports-related injuries. He is a member of the Justin Sportsmedicine team, providing medical care for pro rodeo athletes, and an official Orthopaedic Consultant for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack athletes.

Patients sit squarely at the center of Dr. Kieckbusch’s practice. He works hard to maintain his schedule so that patients rarely have to wait for scheduled appointments and to ensure each one has the time they need with him. He also goes out of his way to make himself accessible to patients outside of appointments, personally taking their phone calls whenever possible. Dr. Kieckbusch believes in taking the time to find each patient’s appropriate care path and considers himself conservative when it comes to surgery, opting to try alternative treatments first.

A former Chief of Orthopaedics for Renown Medical Center, Dr. Kieckbusch is currently Chief of Staff for Northern Nevada Medical Center. He is also on the Board of Directors of Quail Surgery Center and a member of Washoe County Medical Society. He shares his knowledge of orthopaedic and sports injury with groups at rodeo events, including at the National Finals Rodeo, medical conferences, and high school athletic trainers. Dr. Kieckbusch also makes time to help educate the doctors of tomorrow as an associate professor with the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Dr. Kieckbusch, along with his wife and two daughters, take advantage of all that northern Nevada has to offer. In addition to enjoying rodeo activities, you’ll find him hunting, fishing and cheering on the Wolf Pack.

If you are seeking an orthopaedic doctor for knee pain or a sports injury, call Great Basin Orthopaedics at 775.786.1600 for a consultation. Our expertise and variety of services allow us to provide you with excellent, customized care.

It's always a pleasure for appointments at GBO ‐ everyone is efficient and very pleasant to deal with. And, Dr.K is very thorough and provides care & treatment when needed. If not needed, he always explains why. I like his straightforward attitude.
Travis (Kieckbusch) is incredible.
I had a total knee replacement two weeks ago and thanks to Dr. Kieckbush's excellent surgical skills I'm walking normally for the first time in years! My pain was well managed and I now have very little discomfort which should resolve completely in the next few weeks. I had my staples removed today and thanks to Kimberly that was not even painful. Dr Kieckbush and the staff really go the extra mile to ensure your questions are answered and that your issues are resolved. I highly recommend.
Jamie Baker
I’ve seen every kind of specialist under the sun and [Dr Kieckbush] was the only one who said, ‘this is your nerves,’ and then he got me on the road to recovery pretty quickly. Even the brightness and friendliness of the staff put me in a better mood.
Margie McAvay
Dr. Kieckbusch was very responsive and generally concerned, which is something that is lacking in many doctors today. Both my husband and I would gladly recommend him.
Friendliest , most competent doctor I've ever met. I highly recommend him!
Monica Kales
Travis (Kieckbusch) is an excellent doctor who cares about his patient. He has treated a friend I recommended who also feels he is an excellent, caring doctor.
Dr. Kieckbusch is very informative about what condition you have and what can be done to take care of that problem. I have had the privilege to work with him as a Scrub Nurse, and he is a very skilled surgeon.
We love Dr. Kieckbusch. We recommend GBO to everyone we talk to.
My husband and I really like Dr. Kieckbusch. He is a very good doctor and always explains everything to us. We definitely feel very lucky to have a doctor that we totally trust and has a very good bedside manner.