Obstetrics & Gynecology Resident Profiles | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


Brian Hokeness, M.D.

Medical School: University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

Brian Hokeness

Dr. Hokeness is originally from a small farming town in Minnesota. He enjoys backpacking, world traveling, skiing, fishing, hunting and just about anything outdoors.





Taylor Maguire, M.D.

Taylor MaguireMedical School: University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE

Dr. Maguire was born, raised, and educated in Nebraska. She is passionate about women's health and advocacy, and loves the wide variety OB/GYN has to offer. Dr. Maguire hates spiders and loves dinosaurs, wine/beer tasting, card games, and outdoor activities with her dog Josie.



Leland Stoddard III, M.D.

Leland Stoddard IIIMedical School: University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Dr. Stoddard is from a small island town on the coast of South Carolina. He is interested in all aspects of Ob/Gyn and enjoys the wide variety of cases and patients that the profession allows. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, hiking, and watching football. 



Alexis Borden, D.O.

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, WVAlexis Borden

Dr. Borden grew up in Southern California with 4 siblings. I really love the variety that field of OBGYN offers and the mix of medicine and surgery. One of the most attractive aspects of the specialty is getting to be a sounding board and advocate for women throughout all stages of their life. It is a privilege to care for these women from adolescence to adulthood. 

My favorite part about the program is my co-residents and faculty. I played collegiate softball at Upenn and the thing I missed most about it was being on a team and the camaraderie and bonding that came with it. My new "team" has welcomed me with open arms and is full of intelligent, kind hearted, supportive, and encouraging people and I couldnt ask for a better group of people to be surrounded by for the next 4 years. In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors, taking spin classes, hiking, watching sports, and baking.

Kristin LeBrasseur, D.O.

Medical School: William Carey University, Hattiesburg, MSKristin LeBrasseur

After earning her medical degree in Mississippi, North Texas native Dr. LeBrasseur is glad to be back in her home state for residency. Dr. LeBrasseur chose OB/GYN for the wide variety the field offers: for the ability to start the morning in clinic, deliver a baby over lunch hour, and end the day in the OR. Her black Labrador Bentley demands most of Dr. LeBrasseur's free time, but she also enjoys spin class, sparkling water, and all things caffeine.  


Bless Onaiwu, M.D.

Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TXBless Onaiwu

Originally from Lagos, Nigeria, Dr. Onaiwu moved to the states during her early childhood, and grew up in Dallas, Texas.  She has always felt an immense pull towards medicine and naturally gravitated towards the field of OB/GYN. Her favorite part about residency in Amarillo is that it provides a close-knit program, filled with robust obstetrical and surgical training. Additionally, she is glad to be able to train alongside supportive faculty who have a real spirit for teaching. In her free time, Bless enjoys everything about music, and spending time with her family and pet rabbit.


Jessica Farlee, M.D.

Medical School: University of Nebraska, Omaha, NEJessica Farlee

Dr. Farlee is a Nebraska native, attending both undergrad and medical school in the state. She loves the variety OBGYN offers, providing the perfect mix between clinic, surgery, and primary care. Dr. Farlee loves spending time with her husband Drew, her dog Cooper, spin class, and home decorating.


Ashton Hierholzer, M.D.

Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TXAshton Hierholzer

Dr. Hierholzer is a Texas native and is so happy to be staying in her home state for residency. Dr. Hierholzer grew up outside of Dallas and attended Oklahoma State University to play college soccer. Dr. Hierholzer loves spending time with family and going on hikes with her dog Sadie.  In her free time, she enjoys spin classes, watching her favorite sports teams (Dallas Cowboys, OSU Cowboys, & Dallas Stars to name a few), coffee, and helping out on her family ranch in Telephone, TX.

Dr. Hierholzer loves the spontaneity of OBGYN, with a delivery one minute, a surgery the next, and a clinic patient all in one day.

Julia Magness, D.O.

Medical School: William Carey University, Hattiesburg, MS Julia Magness

Dr. Magness is originally from Iowa.  She moved to Texas after meeting her now husband, Charlie and considers herself an adopted Texan. Dr. Magness enjoys the mix of clinic and surgery that OBGYN provides and loves providing continuity of care to patients. Dr. Magness enjoys hanging out with her dog Oliver, baking, spin class, and pourover coffee.



Joshua Briggs, DO

Medical School: Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine,Lynchburg, VA


Paige Phillips, MD

Medical School: University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE


Makena Shields, DO

Medical School: Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine,Lynchburg, VA