At Travis Shaw, MD, we believe strongly in doing everything we can to give back to the Richmond community by offering our time, talents, and monetary resources.
Dr. Shaw got his start in facial plastic surgery during medical missions trips to Kenya and Belize, helping children with cleft lip and palate with life-altering reconstruction.
Domestic Violence Victims
Access now is a program of the Richmond Academy of Medicine which provides free specialty medical care to uninsured patients who otherwise would not have access to care. Dr. Shaw has been proud to volunteer his surgical skills with Access Now since he began his medical career.
Massey Cancer Center
Massey has a special place in Dr. Shaw’s heart- his father received cancer treatment here and Dr. Shaw also spent a good deal of his residency at Massey helping patients with head and neck cancer. Dr. Shaw’s practice is a sponsor for Massey on the River, a wonderful event which in 2017 raised over $90,000 to help patients fighting cancer.
Virginia Blood Services
Our esthetician Franki works tirelessly to organize blood drives during the year. From Va Blood Services:
Virginia Blood Services (VBS) is the nonprofit provider of blood products to area hospitals. When donors give blood with VBS, you are supporting patients in need every day.
VBS holds nearly 2,700 blood drives every year and has nine donor centers throughout the state including two in Richmond and others throughout Charlottesville, Chester, Glen Allen, Waynesboro, and Harrisonburg. It takes more than 400 donations every day to meet the needs of patients in Charlottesville, Emporia, Farmville, Fishersville, Harrisonburg, Richmond, South Hill, the Staunton/Waynesboro area, Roanoke/New River Valley, Northern Shenandoah Valley area and parts of West Virginia and Washington DC.
VBS is a member of America’s Blood Centers, a 77-member organization of independent, nonprofit, regional blood centers that provide half of the nation’s blood supply.