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Benny P. Phillips, M.D.: A native of India, Dr. Phillips received his medical degree from Kottayam Medical College in Kerala in 1970. From 1971 through 1978, he pursued his postgraduate training at a number of American institutions. He was chief resident in obstetrics/gynecology at Roosevelt Hospital of Columbia University, then went on to become a fellow in gynecologic oncology at Columbia University, a Galloway Fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute, and fellowship at the University of Iowa College of Medicine.

Dr. Phillips has been a member of the faculty of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center since 1978 and is currently an associate professor of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and subspecialty Board certified by Division of Gynecologic Oncology.

Dr. Phillips’ areas of specialization include management of all gynecologic malignancies, advanced and radical pelvic surgery, chemotherapy for all gynecologic cancer, laser surgery in gynecology, management of gestational trophoblastic disease (G.T.D.) and molar pregnancies, evaluation and treatment of abnormal pap smears, and evaluation of pre-malignant conditions—e.g. pelvic masses, postmenopausal bleeding and vulvar lesions.

Dr. Phillips is a member of several professional organizations which include the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, the Gynecologic Oncology Group, the Texas Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Gynecologic Laser Society, the International College of Surgeons, the Texas Medical Association, the Lubbock Surgical Society, and the Lubbock-Crosby-Garza County Medical Society, the Texas Indo-Physicians Society (TIPS).
  W. Edward Richards, M.D.: A native of Pasadena, Texas, Dr. Richards received a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University in 1985. After three years of cancer research at M.D. Anderson hospital in Houston, Texas, Dr. Richards entered medical school at Texas Tech University in 1988 where he graduated in 1992. Upon completion of medical school, Dr. Richards completed four years of residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas. While a resident, he also worked as a resident-fellow in the Felix Rutledge Gynecologic Oncology program at M.D. Anderson hospital. In 1996, Dr. Richards began his formal three year fellowship training in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Kentucky in Lexington which he completed in 1999.

Dr. Richards entered practice in West Texas where he provides services in gynecology and gynecologic oncology in Lubbock and Midland/Odessa. He is currently an assistant professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology/Gynecologic Oncology at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. He is a diplomate and fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has done extensive research involving gynecologic malignancies and has presented at numerous national and international meetings including Society of Gynecologic Oncologists as well as Central and Southern Medical Associations.

Dr. Richards areas of specialization include management of all gynecologic malignancies, advanced and radical pelvic surgery, chemotherapy for all gynecologic cancer, laser surgery in gynecology, management of gestational trophoblastic disease (G.T.D.) and molar pregnancies, evaluation and treatment of abnormal pap smears, and evaluation of pre-malignant conditions—e.g. pelvic masses, postmenopausal bleeding and vulvar lesions.

Dr. Richards is a member of the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, The Gynecologic Oncology Group, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and the Texas Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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