Gwyn Richardson, MD Assistant Professor
Gynecologic Oncology Division of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Richardson is an Assistant Professor in the Gynecologic Oncology Division of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She currently holds the Frances Eastland Professorship in Gynecologic Oncology.
She is the OB/Gyn Residency Program Co-director. She previously was the OB/Gyn Clerkship Co-director for third year medical students.
Her educational philosophy arises from her approach to clinical care, where she works to help patients heal, even when cure is not possible.
She teaches students and residents about gynecologic oncology and complicated gynecologic issues in the operating room, on the wards and in clinics. She performs and teaches both minimally invasive and complex open surgeries for patients with gynecologic malignancies. She also teaches students and residents about chemotherapy and palliative care when appropriate. She has been the recipient of “The Golden Apple Teaching Award” multiple times from students.
Dr. Richardson is also an Assistant Director of the Physician Healer Track (PHT), a 4-year longitudinal scholarly track at UTMB that helps medical students develop their professional identities as healers. She helped develop the curriculum for the 4th year students. She also facilitates large group sessions on communication skills, compassion and equanimity. She is also a faculty facilitator for PHT small groups from the classes of 2018 and 2019.
She completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UTMB as well as a fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology. Her last year of fellowship training was spent at MD Anderson due to Hurricane Ike. She then accepted a faculty position as a Gynecologic Oncologist at UTMB.
Dr. Richardson was inducted into the Academy of Master Teachers in 2016.