David Traver

David Traver

David Traver is a child and adolescent psychiatrist with an expertise in pervasive developmental disorders and ADHD. He believes that every patient and family should receive the highest quality of care to help shape them into individuals.

He is a member of Stanford University School of Medicine’s Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. His passion lies in aiding children, adolescents, and their families cope with autism spectrum disorder and ADHD.

Early Life and Education

David Traver has been involved with the food industry since childhood, having worked alongside some of Europe’s premier chefs such as Roger Verge and Paul Bocuse.

He is currently the Executive Chef for Montrachet Restaurant in Tribeca and has extensive experience as a restaurateur.

He has worked in a number of countries, serving as a physician for international relief efforts. Additionally, he served in the Army Reserves for 6 years. With an intense desire to help others and believe that everyone should receive quality medical care, he dedicates himself to fighting autism and helping both children and adults reach their full potential.

Professional Career

David Traver, AS ’04 is the resident music director and musician for Universal Orlando’s Blue Man Group as well as composer/music director of Orlando-based performance troupe DRIP. Additionally, he holds a professorial position within Northeastern University’s Music Technology and Composition program.

He is an experimental haematologist who has been studying the molecular cues that control HSC specification since 2008. He has published multiple publications on this topic and co-authored or co-authored more than 40 articles in top scientific journals related to his field. Recently, he received the Leukaemia Foundation-sponsored McCulloch and Till Award for his zebrafish research. Additionally, he regularly speaks at International Society of Experimental Hematology conferences and has been featured on national TV programs.

Achievement and Honors

David Traver is an award-winning UC San Diego hematologist who has made a lasting impact on our understanding of developmental hematopoiesis. Recently named the NIH Director’s Transformative Award winner for his work defining adult HSC regulatory niche, David has received numerous other honors such as a Beckman Foundation Young Investigator Award, Scholar Award from American Society of Hematology and new faculty award from California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

David is an accomplished musician who has performed with the world-renowned Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music technology and composition from Northeastern University as well as a master’s in music technology from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. A passionate member of his alumni community, David serves on the board of directors for Northeastern School of Arts.

Personal Life

On June 14th, 2020, David Traver passed away. He is survived by his wife Debbie and 3 sons as well as his mother and brother.

He was a dedicated family man, cherishing time with his children and grandchildren. Additionally, he enjoyed reading and golfing.

His unassuming smile quickly won over the hearts of those around him. His ability to listen attentively and offer sound advice when necessary were unsurpassedable qualities that made him a favorite amongst many.

He is renowned for his expertise in business management. He imparts to budding entrepreneurs and small/micro business owners the strategies and systems employed by some of the world’s most successful companies.

Net Worth

David Travers is the Chief Financial Officer at ZipRecruiter and estimated to have a net worth of $24.3 million. A passionate New England sports fan, David enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

As a musician, he was one of the founding members of UB40. The band achieved several top 40 hits in the U.K. and earned several Grammy nominations.

He also performed extensively and released multiple albums. His most popular song is the iconic anthem for civil rights activism, “Blowin’ in the Wind.” This success led to an exponential rise in his wealth.

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