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Faculty Profiles

James W. Van Hook, M.D.

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Professor and Regional Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Professional Work History and Accomplishments:

Dr. Van Hook's approach to the practice of medicine is based upon a mixture of pragmatism and humor designed to create a positive, stimulating environment for his peers and patients. Dr. Van Hook brings together a diverse range of clinical expertise in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The include general gynecology, urogynecology, high risk obstetrics, and critical care medicine. He is interested in medical outcome in under served minorities, mechanical ventilation in pregnancy, and novel methodology for medical education. Additionally, Dr. Van Hook is interested in physician welfare and work practices, and socioeconmic medical care barriers, and a variety of other issues related to OB/GYN and resident training. Dr. Van Hook has been an avid pilot for many years and enjoys flying when the opportunity arises.

David L. Barclay, M.D.

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Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Gynecologic Oncology

Professional Accomplishments:

Dr. Barclay combines his invaluable experience in private practice with a long history of academic instruction. He has authored dozens of scholarly articles in his chosen subspecialty of gynecologic oncology and achieved board certification in the field. Dr. Barclay has practiced primarily in the areas of gynecological oncology and reconstructive pelvic surgery. Recognized by his peers as a well-rounded expert in his field, Dr. Barclay joined University Women's Health Center in 1999, coming from the Arkansas Cancer Research Center where he was a professor of Gynecologic Oncology. He is Director of Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Texas Tech Medical Center at Amarillo.

Catherine Van Hook, M.D.

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Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional Experience and Accomplishments:

Dr. Van Hook has practiced medicine in both the private and academic settings and is known for her down-to-earth, no-nonsense approach. Dr. Van Hook's specific medical interests include osteoporosis, teen pregnancy, and numerous women's health issues. She is also interested in OB/GYN clinical operations and resident education. Dr. Van Hook enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors as much as possible.

Ronald H. Hodges, M.D.

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FACOG Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Heather J. Holmes, M.D.

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Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine




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Robert P. Kauffman, M.D.

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Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Director, Reproductive Medicine and Infertility

Professional Accomplishments:

Dr. Kauffman approaches his practice of medicine and his teaching responsibilities with the unqualified enthusiasm that he brings to all areas of his life. He is interested in all aspects of women's health, including their mental health. As a lifelong learner, he is competent in two languages other than English, is a classical pianist and loves opera and tennis. Also included in his special interests are pediatric gynecology, premenstrual syndrome, endometriosis, hirsutism, chronic pelvic pain, operative hysteroscopy and laparoscopy, polycystic ovarian disease, as well as the assessment and treatment of the infertile couple.

Jon D. Lund, M.D.

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Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional Accomplishments:

Dr. Lund brings to Texas Tech a comprehensive practice experience gained from 10 years as an OB/GYN Physician in the United States Navy. He is committed to medical education and the optimizing of OB/GYN care to the community. He also has a particular interest in issues of patient safety and autonomy with on-going research projects in these areas. Dr. Lund considers it a privilege to be a part of the Texas Tech team and to have the opportunity to serve the women of Amarillo and their families.

William R. Robinson, III, M.D.

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Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Co-Director, Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Director of Gynecologic Oncology, Harrington Cancer Center

Professional Accomplishments:

In his position of Director of Gynecologic Oncology at the Harrington Cancer Center, Dr. Robinson is one of few physicians in the panhandle who can be considered an authority in his field. He continually strives for innovative medical treatments, along with new ways for women to better deal with the upset in their life that they are encountering. Compassion, caring and unsurpassed knowledge, makes Dr. Robinson an outstanding specialist in the area of Gynecologic Oncology.

Dr. Robinson has written and contributed many articles, book chapters and abstracts on a variety of medical topics pertaining to Obstetrics and Gynecology and the treatment of the female patient. Some of the many topics include ovarian cancer and ovarian tumors; gynecologic surgery and AIDS, HIV infection and pregnancy; Cervical Neoplasia; cancer detection and prevention.

Marjorie Jenkins, M.D.

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Marjorie Jenkins , M.D. received her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering. After several years in the chemical industry, she attended medical school at East Tennessee State University . She then completed her residency at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Jenkins conducted an internal medicine private practice prior to pursuing a career in academics.

Dr. Jenkins earned the Special Dean's Award, OB/Gyn Award, and Janet M. Glascow Award, which is presented to a woman graduating first in her class. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Omega Alpha honor societies.

Dr. Jenkins joined TTUHSC with a joint appointment in Internal Medicine/OB-GYN in June 2001 at the rank of Assistant Professor, promoting in 2005 to Associate Professor. Her special focus is Women's Health, including the development of our Women's Health Fellowship. Dr. Jenkins is also Co-Director of the Women's Health Research Institute of Amarillo at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Her current research is directed toward osteoporosis and postmenopausal hypertension.

Dr. Jenkins performs research through the Women's Health Research Institute of Amarillo at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Her current research is directed toward osteoporosis and postmenopausal hypertension.

Dr. Jenkins philosophy for women's health is "partnership". A physician and patient are partners to achieve the best health outcomes. She believes good health includes not only physical health, but mental, emotional, sexual, social, and spiritual health as well. One of Dr. Jenkins' favorite activities in her role with the Women's Health Research Institute at Texas Tech is community education. She believes knowledge is power and by educating women about health issues we empower them.

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Teresa Ellen Baker, M.D.

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Dr. Baker is looking forward to beginning a combined private and academic OB/GYN practice with the University Physicians at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Amarillo. She is interested in Resident and Student education, as well as teen pregnancy, postpartum depression, and promoting preventive medicine for the women of the panhandle.

Jason Gooch, M.D.

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Instructor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Golder N. Wilson M.D., Ph.D.

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Clinical Geneticist, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Professional Accomplishments:

Genetic alterations in early embryonic development, including maternal effect and pattern mutations that produce birth defects and syndromes is an area of special interest.

Dr. Wilson has spent 27 years in academic medicine, conducting NIH-sponsored laboratory research and being elected to the Society for Pediatric Research. Over the past decade, Dr. WIlson's interests have concerned clinical care and education, with particular focus on parent education and preventive management regarding children with mental disability and birth defect syndromes. He has produced a pioneering book with the developmental pediatrician Carl Cooley, M.D.: Preventive Management for Children with Birth Defects and Syndromes, published by Cambridge University Press. Dr. Wilson's focus is to interpret patterns of anomalies/genetic disorders pre- and post-natally, and to complement diagnosis with educational information and management checklists that optimize medical care for children with special health care needs.