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Clinical Professors at the Amarillo Veterans Administration Hospital

Daksha B. Khandheria, M.D.

Daksha B.Khandheria,M.D.,completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo and also at Sheth K.M. School of Post Graduate Medicine & Research in Ahmedabad, India.  She received a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at SMT. N.H.L. Municipal College at Gujarat University in Ahmedabad, India.

Dr. Khandheria serves as the Medical Director of the VA Geriatrics and Extended Care Service.  Dr. Khandheria has received many honors and awards including the George Kollmar Award, the Best Intern of the Year Award, and Gold Medal for 1st Rank among Women, Internal Medicine and from the Gujarat University, India

Harvey Richey, D.O., MBA, FCCP

Harvey Richey,III, D.O., MBA, FCCP, grew up in Central Texas and graduated from the University of Texas, Austin. He completed a Master of Science at North Texas State University (University of North Texas). He received his D.O. degree from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNT). He served a rotating internship and internal medicine residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Dr. Richey completed a pulmonary fellowship at Brooke Army Medical Center. He served as pulmonary physician at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, and the Director of the MICU at Brooke Army Medical Center.

After leaving the military service, Dr. Richey was in private practice in San Antonio for 20 years before coming to Amarillo. Dr. Richey is a Fellow in the American College of Chest Physicians. He is board certified in internal medicine and pulmonary medicine and received his MBA from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University.  Dr. Richey has served as Interim Regional Chair of the Department and is frequently called upon to serve as Acting Regional Chair.

Stephen Wright, M.D.

Stephen Wright, M.D. joined the faculty of the Department of Internal Medicine in June 1987 as an Associate Professor. He is also the Chief of Hematology/Oncology at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Amarillo and Senior Scientist at Harrington Cancer Center.

Dr. Wright earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. His medical degree is from University of Arkansas School of Medicine.

Dr. Wright has professional memberships with the American Federation for Clinical Research, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Microbiology and the International Society for Vaccines (charter member). He is also active with the Amarillo Area HIV/AIDS Coalition, a civic organization.

Dr. Wright's current major research interest is immunotherapy of cancer. He holds the patent, "Process for Producing a Vaccine for a Pathogenic RNA Virus and Product Thereof" (patent no. 5,338,674) and has had almost 100 articles, abstracts, book chapters and books published along with numerous presentations at regional, national and international meetings of scientific societies.