Funding the Future of Oncology

West Cancer Foundation is committed to the education and training of the future of cancer care. We are proud to partner with University of Tennessee Health Science Center and West Cancer Center and Research Institute for the fellows program. By ensuring that oncologists receive the very best training in a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care, we are working together to attract, train, and retain the very best and brightest to Memphis.​

The program has a dual focus of patient care in a clinical setting as well as research in an academic setting. Fellows will spend time honing their skills and preparing for their future including the latest advancements in diagnostic imaging and testing, genetic screening, chemotherapy, radiation, and hormone therapies, as well as minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgical techniques for tumor resection or alleviation.​

For each fellow being trained today, they will go on to treat 100s if not 1000s of patients throughout their career. They are the future of cancer care.

Gynecologic Oncology Fellows


Tiffany Redfern, MD

Gynecologic Oncology Fellow

Tiffany graduated from Texas A&M University-Kingsville with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science in 2010. She then obtained her medical degree as well as completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Her personal interests include hiking, running, and enjoying time with her family.



Ben Wilson, MD

Gynecologic Oncology Fellow

Dr. Wilson and his wife, both grew up in Chattanooga and are thrilled to return to Tennessee. Ben obtained his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at Lee University and completed medical school here in Memphis at UTHSC. He completed his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency training at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. In addition to studying gynecologic malignancies, his clinical and research interests include advancing resident education, robotic surgery techniques, and improving postoperative recovery. His hobbies include struggling on the golf course, fishing, and enjoying movie night.



Patrick Blackburn, MD

Gynecologic Oncology Fellow

Dr. Blackburn is a native of Florida, where he attended the University of South Florida as an undergraduate. He went on to study medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Following medical school, he trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. He is excited to continue his journey in Memphis for Gynecologic Oncology fellowship at the West Cancer Center/University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Blackburn plans to continue his research in cancer genetics and clinical outcomes. He is also a foodie and avid swimmer/cyclist with a penchant for travel.


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