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Carolyn M. Matthews, M.D.

General Summary

Carolyn Matthews, M.D. serves as director of integrative medicine for the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center.


Dr. Matthews majored in English Literature at Williams College, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She then attended the Medical College of Virginia and was invited into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. She stayed at the Medical College of Virginia for residency in obstetrics and gynecology and served as chief resident in her final year. Her fellowship in gynecologic oncology was completed in 1991 at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas; while there she served as a junior faculty member. Dr. Matthews completed a two year fellowship in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona in 2008, and in 2010, completed training in medical acupuncture with Dr. Joseph Helms. She is also certified in functional medicine.

Medical Practice

Research Interest

Her clinical interests include surgical and chemotherapeutic management of women with all gynecologic cancers, minimally invasive surgery, and use of integrative approaches for prevention of disease and optimization of health. She has presented her research at both national and international meetings and is the past president of Baylor medical staff. Dr. Matthews is a clinical professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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Accolades & Memberships

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; American Society of Clinical Oncology; American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Society of Gynecologic Oncology; Felix Rutledge Society; Institute of Functional Medicine; Program in Integrative Medicine Alumni Association; Outstanding Residency Program Director 1994; Outstanding New Faculty Member 1992. Dr. Matthews is regularly selected by D Magazine as one of the best gynecologic oncologists in Dallas, TX.

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