Sylvia S. Richey, MD

Chief Medical Officer   |   Medical Oncology / Hematology
Breast Cancer
East Campus
7945 Wolf River Boulevard
Germantown TN 38138 901.683.0055

About Me

Dr. Sylvia Richey joined West Cancer Center as a Hematology Oncology specialists in January 2005. Originally from Birmingham, AL, Dr. Richey graduated from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN and went on to complete her medical training at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL. She continued her Internship and Residency training in Internal Medicine at Baptist Medical Centers, Birmingham and completed her Fellowship in Medical Oncology at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN. Her fellowship training was augmented with additional specialized training at MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Breast Cancer Division- Houston. Dr. Richey is Board Certified in Medical Oncology. With a passion for her patients and commitment to provide the best cancer care available to each and every patient she treats, it comes as no surprise that she is beloved by patients and staff. In 2017, Dr. Richey was appointed Director of the Integrative Oncology Division. This program expands our patient services beyond medical care to address mind, body, and spirit. Dr. Richey is now the Chief Medical Officer and serves on the Board of Directors for West Cancer Center. Castle Connolly has recognized Dr. Richey with a Top Doctor and Exceptional Women of Medicine Award.


  • MD, University of Alabama School of Medicine
  • BA, Vanderbilt University


  • Internal Medicine – Baptist Health System


  • Medical Oncology – University of Tennessee
  • Breast Cancer Division – MD Anderson Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Research and Publications