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Faculty Profiles

Robert P. Kauffman, M.D.

Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Director, Reproductive Medicine and Infertility

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School, Houston, Texasrobert p kauffman
  • Internship, Parkland Memorial Hospital and University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas
  • Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Parkland Memorial Hospital and University of Texas outhwestern Medical School in Dallas, Chief Resident 1982-83
  • Certified, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professional Accomplishments:
  • Over 50 peer-reviewed publications including original research, editorials, and book chapters
  • APGO Excellence in Teaching Award
  • CREOG National Faculty Award
  • Editorial board of two medical journals
  • Dean's Scholarship and Research Award
  • Regional Dean's Award for most peer-reviewed publications

Dr. Kauffman approaches his practice of medicine and his teaching responsibilities with the unqualified enthusiasm that he brings to all areas of his life.As a lifelong learner, he is a classical pianist and loves opera. His medical interests include pediatric gynecology, androgen excess disorders including polycystic ovary syndrome, infertility, and chronic pelvic pain. He is married with two daughters in college.

Teresa Ellen Baker, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas , TX
  • Residency in OB/GYN, Parkland Health and Hospital System, Dallas , TX
  • Board certified, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heather J. Holmes, M.D.

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Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Director-Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Director of Ultrasonography

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Texas A&M University College Station, TXGraduate: University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX

Internship/Residency: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Amarillo, Amarillo, TX

Fellowship: Maternal-Fetal Medicine University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center,  Dallas, TX

Societies/Committees:

  • American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, Fellow

Texas Association of Obstetricians & Gynecologists

Texas Medical Association Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Potter-Randall County Medical Society

Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)

Honors/Awards:

  • Administrative Chief Resident, Texas Tech, July 2001-June 2002

"Outstanding Obstetrician" in the Guide of America's Top Obstetricians 2010

OB-GYN Clinical Teaching Award 2010

Council on Residency Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) 2008

Research Projects/Studies:

  • Fetal Renal Pyelectasis: Correlation with Pathologic Neonatal Genitourinary Defects & Potential Risk Factors for its development at TTUHSC-Amarillo
  • Colonization of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Pregnant Women
  • Diabetes in Pregnancy
  • Dr. Holmes is board certified by The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and The American Board of Maternal Fetal Medicine. Dr. Holmes serves patients not only from the Amarillo area, but from the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma Panhandle, Kansas, and New Mexico areas.

    Usha Sethi, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

    Usha SethiAssociate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Doctor of Medicine, S. N. Medical College, Agra, India
    • Internship, S. N. Medical College, Agra, India; St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown, Ohio
    • Residency, Izaak Walton Killam Hospital for Children, Pediatric Pathology, Halifax, Nova Scotia; St. Elizabeth Health Center, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Youngstown, Ohio

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Board Certified, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Fellowship in Academic Medicine, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio
    • Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Certified Yoga Instructor, Yoga Research Foundation, Miami, Florida

    Dr. Sethi has spent over 20 years in private practice and brings with her a wealth of knowledge from that element of medicine, as well as over 30 years in the academic side of obstetrics and gynecology.  She was presented with the Special Recognition Award of Appreciation by Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine at Rootstown, Ohio for teaching medical students.   During her tenure at Texas Tech School of Medicine she has received numerous awards. She has been presented with the 2008 Faculty Innovation in Teaching Award, the 2008 APGO Excellence in Teaching Award, 2009 Dean's Education Innovation Award and 2009 CREOG/APGO National Faculty Award given by the Council on Resident Education in OB/GYN. Her special interests include teen pregnancy, STD's and contraception, as well as the education of residents and medical students. She also serves as the Clerkship Director for Medical Students.

    Among her hobbies, Dr. Sethi enjoys listening to and dancing to music from India and keeping physically fit through exercise.

 

Hena Tewari, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Hena TewariAssistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

 

    • Doctor of Medicine: King George's Medical College, Lucknow, India
    • Clinical Research Assistant: State University of New York, Brooklyn, New York
    • Residency: King George's Medical College, Luchnow, India
    • Residency: Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
    • Board Certified, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Fellow of American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
        • Honors and Awards:

        • Winner in the category of Greatest OB-GYN practice in 2011 Reader's Choices-Chronicle/Tribune
        • Special Excellence award in Endoscopic Procedures for 2008 by the AAGL
        • 90th percentile nationwide in 2008 CREOG In-Training Exam
        • Administrative Chief Resident, Mount Sinai Hospital, 2007-2008
Dr. Tewari has over 14 years of experience in OBGYN and did her training in both India and the United States. She was a member of a group practice in Indiana prior to coming to Amarillo. Her belief in the continuous learning process influenced her decision to join the educational environment in the academic setting. Dr. Tewari has a special interest in contraception, abnormal uterine bleeding, and cervical dysplasia , as well as treatment of adolescents and the healthy pregnancy. She is fluent in English and Hindi.

Paul Tullar, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Paul TullarAssociate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Undergraduate: Rice University, Houston, Texas
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Internship/Residency: Methodist Hospitals of Dallas & Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas
  • Board Certified, American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Fellow, American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (A.C.O.G.)
  • Private Practice for 25 years in SW Dallas, DeSoto, Duncanville, Texas
  • Visiting Clinical Faculty at U. T. Southwestern Family Practice Residency at Charlton Methodist Hospital, with Family Practice Teaching Awards
  • Visiting Lecturer Faculty, University of Mississippi Medical School, 2006
  • Member, American Professors of Gynecology & Obstetrics
  • Member of American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (since 1985)
  • Special training in Fallopian Tube Microsurgical Reconstruction, LASER in Gynecologic Surgery, Operative Laparoscopy, Hysteroscopy and Pelvic Floor Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Tullar brings to Texas Tech 25 years of experience in private practice obstetrics, operative and non-operative gynecology, as well as teaching experience in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Family Practice. Dr. Tullar believes in lifelong learning for professors, residents, students and patients. His areas of interest in practice include evaluation of structural and functional defects of the pelvic floor, with operative and non-operative managements, gynecologic diagnostic ultrasound, urogynecology, premenstrual syndrome, menopausal management, Operative Laparoscopy, chronic pelvic pain evaluation and management, and evaluation and management of dysparunia and vaginismus. His areas of research include skills teaching, skills in testing, operative obstetrics, interdisciplinary teamwork for quality improvements and skills teaching and testing in hysteroscopy training. In addition to English, Dr. Tullar speaks Spanish and limited German. He loves music, both classical and otherwise.

 

Catherine Wheatley, M.D. Clinical Instructor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Doctor of Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI     wheatley
  • OB/GYN Residency, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

Dr. Wheatley is a recent graduate of Indiana University’s Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program, where she was blessed to learn from outstanding mentors while being able to serve a large and diverse population of women.  She is excited to join Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with the goal of delivering excellent education to medical students and residents while providing exceptional care to her patients. In addition to academic medicine and overall patient care, she has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, contraceptive counseling, and compassionate gynecologic care of teens and young women. When she’s not working, Dr. Wheatley enjoys cooking, singing, expanding her tea collection, and spending time with her husband, Paul.

 

 

 

 

 

Rakhshanda Rahman, M.D., FRCS., (ED), FACS 

Professor/Division of Surgical Oncology

Rakhshanda L. Rahman, MBBS, M.D., FCPS, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Glasg), FACS, came to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences          Center 

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(TTUHSC) in 2009. Rahman graduated from the Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan, where she completed her internship and residency. Rahman then spent several years furthering her studies, completing fellowships in breast and general surgery in 2001 at Aga Khan, followed by another fellowship at the University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences Division of Surgical Oncology in 2004. 

Rahman served at the University of Massachusetts as the founder and director of the Interdisciplinary Breast Fellowship Program. After joining TTUHSC, Rahman led the formation of the first nationally accredited breast center of excellence in the Texas Panhandle. Currently, she is the director of the Amarillo Breast Center of Excellence and associate professor of surgery for the TTUHSC School of Medicine .

Rahman serves on many local and national boards and committees including  the American Society of Breast Surgeons, American Society of Breast Diseases, the Laura W. Bush Institute of Women’s Health National Advisory Board, the Amarillo Chapter of the American Cancer Society and the Amarillo Area Breast Health Coalition.

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