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
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
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.