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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.

Surgery Locations

  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Uptown

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.


  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Primary Peritoneal Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vulvar Melanoma
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Cancer of Unknown Gyn Origin
  • Cervical, Vulva, Perineal and Vaginal Dysplasia
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (Choriocarcinoma)
  • Molar Pregnancy
  • Gynecologic Human Papillomavirus Infection
  • Complex Benign Gynecologic Diseases
  • Padget’s Disease
  • Bartholin Cyst
  • Lynch Syndrome
  • Hidradenitis Suppurative
  • Lichen’s Sclerosis
  • Genetic Susceptibility to Gynecology Oncology Diseases
  • Ovarian Cyst
  • Dermoid Tumors
  • Post-Menopausal Bleeding


  • Hysterectomy (Partial/Total)
  • Radical Hysterectomy
  • Supracervical Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic/Robotic Procedures
  • Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy
  • Tumor Debulking
  • Vulvectomy
  • Vaginectomy
  • Trachelectomy
  • Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure
  • Colposcopy
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Hysteroscopy
  • CO2 Laser
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection
  • Lymphadenectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Conization
  • Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
  • Ovarian Cystectomy
  • Resection of Enlarged Pelvic Masses
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Biopsies

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.