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,
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
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
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.