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Faculty Profiles

Robert P. Kauffman, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Robert Kauffman

Director, Reproductive Medicine and Infertility

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School, Houston, Texas
  • 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 Southwestern 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., F.A.C.O.G.

theresa bakerAssociate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Rush Endowed Chair in Women's Health and Oncology

Residency Program Director

  • 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.




Stephen Griffin, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & GynecologyStephen Griffin

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • OB/GYN Residency, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX

Dr. Griffin recently joined the faculty team after spending four years in private practice in the Amarillo area. He is an enthusiastic educator with a passion for life-long learning. In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors, hunting, and being bossed around by his favorite two year old.







Heather J. Holmes, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

robert p kauffman

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Director-Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Director of Ultrasonography


  • 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


  • 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)


  • 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.


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

Hena TewariAssociate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Clerkship Director

  • 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.


Jeffrey Wang, D.O.

Clinical Instructor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology  j


  • Undergraduate:  Baylor University
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine:  Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton, FL
  • Traditional Rotating Internship:  Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Reading Hospital in West Reading, PA
  • Residency in OB/GYN:  Reading Hospital in West Reading, PA, Chief Resident


  • Excellence in Gynecologic Surgery Award                                                                           
  • Special Resident in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Award                                                  
  • Berks County Medical Society Resident Research Award                                                    
  • Jefferson Medical College, Excellence in OBGYN Teaching Award                                     

Dr. Wang is Taiwanese-American and is originally from the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex.  After completing his training in Pennsylvania, he and his family have returned home to Texas to serve the community.  He has a passion for education, the underserved, and the advancement of women’s healthcare.  He practices comprehensive general OB/GYN.  His special interests are in cross-cultural linguistics and medical ethics.    


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

  • Professor/Division of Surgical Oncologyrahman
  • Rakhshanda L. Rahman, MBBS, M.D., FCPS, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Glasg), FACS, came to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 

(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.