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Faculty Profiles

Robert P. Kauffman, M.D.

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Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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.

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Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • 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.



Beverly E. Gerard, M.D.

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Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Doctor of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock.
  • Internship and Residency in OB/GYN, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo.
  • OB/GYN Private Practice, 14 years.
  • Dr. Gerard has over twenty years of experience as an OB-GYN, with her personal interest and expertise in female hormones, PMS, perimenopause, and menopause. As well, she specializes in a preventative and integrated approach to female health management with emphasis on diet, exercise, and supplements. In addition, Dr. Gerard performs a variety of minimally invasive gynecological surgical procedures for endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts, and pelvic pain.
  • She is actively involved in researching hormone replacement. She has completed a three year study of Bioidentical hormones to be published, and is presently initiating another estrogen hormone research project.
  • Born in El Paso, Texas, of military parents, she lived in various countries, such as England, Germany, and Okinawa. She graduated with honors from the University of Texas in Austin, and received her medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock and completed her OB-GYN residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo.
  • She had a private solo OB-GYN practice in Austin for 14 years and worked for a private Fort Worth gynecology clinic prior to coming to Amarillo. Her interests are organic gardening, slow foods, Kundalini Yoga, chess, billiards, and any outdoor sport. She speaks fluent German and some French. Her four sons are grown. One lives in Frankfurt, Germany, another in Christiansted, St. Croix, and two are in Denton, Texas, attending the University of North Texas.

    Heather J. Holmes, M.D.

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    Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

    Director-Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

    Director of Ultrasonography


    • Undergraduate: Texas A&M University College Station, TX
    • Graduate: 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


    • 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.

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

      Usha SethiAssistant 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 TullarAssistant 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.

          Golder N. Wilson M.D., Ph.D.

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          Clinical Geneticist, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

          • Doctor of Medicine, University of Chicago (Pritzker School of Medicine), Chicago, Illinois
          • Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
          • Internship, Boston Floating Hospital, New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
          • Residency in Pediatrics, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
          • Certified, American Board of Pediatrics
          • Certified, American Board of Medical Genetics
          Professional Accomplishments:
          • Mary McDermott Cook Professor of Pediatric Genetics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Director of Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism, Children's Medical Center of Dallas, 1988-2002.
          • Private Practice in Pediatrics and Genetics, 2002-2004
          • Member of Society for Pediatric Research
          • Author of more than 130 articles and book chapters, 4 books.

          Genetic alterations in early embryonic development, including maternal effect and pattern mutations that produce birth defects and syndromes is an area of special interest.

          Dr. Wilson has spent 27 years in academic medicine, conducting NIH-sponsored laboratory research and being elected to the Society for Pediatric Research. Over the past decade, Dr. WIlson's interests have concerned clinical care and education, with particular focus on parent education and preventive management regarding children with mental disability and birth defect syndromes. He has produced a pioneering book with the developmental pediatrician Carl Cooley, M.D.: Preventive Management for Children with Birth Defects and Syndromes, published by Cambridge University Press. Dr. Wilson's focus is to interpret patterns of anomalies/genetic disorders pre- and post-natally, and to complement diagnosis with educational information and management checklists that optimize medical care for children with special health care needs.

          Joel Dickens, M.D.


          Haylee DeVries, M.D.