Tuesday, May 11, 2010

RGC Native Physician to Receive Award

Austin, TX- Dr. Javier D. “Jake” Margo, Jr., a family medicine physician, will be recognized by the Texas Exes, The University of Texas’ Alumni Association, at the 2010 Outstanding Young Texas Ex award ceremony on May 22. The award, inaugurated in 1980 by the Texas Exes, annually recognizes four young alumni who are distinguished in their fields and have demonstrated a continuing interest in The University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Exes.

Margo is a native of Rio Grande City and was one of nine recipients of the Texas Excellence Award for Scholarship and Leadership in 1993.  At the time, he had to make a choice between The University of Texas at Austin and Harvard. He chose to attend The University of Texas and majored in Biology. From there, he received his medical degree from Texas A&M University Systems Health Science Center - College of Medicine and then went on to do his residency at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth where he specialized in family medicine. After his medical studies, Margo returned to his hometown to practice full scope of service family medicine which includes a combination of outpatient clinics, inpatient hospital care, obstetrics including C-Section deliveries, and Emergency Room coverage.  He is also currently the Medical Director of Rio Grande City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Co- Medical Director of the Starr County Memorial Hospital Emergency Department.

There will be three Outstanding Young Texas Exes honored at the event in addition to Margo, including: Sarah Aubrey, a television and film producer who lives in Santa Monica, CA; Robert Hamilton, a former attorney and public affairs officer for the U.S. Army in Iraq who currently lives in Austin, TX; and Sanya Richards-Ross, a World Champion 400-meter track and field runner living in Round Rock, TX.

The Texas Exes was founded in 1885. The mission of the Texas Exes is to unite, inform and involve alumni and friends for the purpose of promoting, protecting and preserving The University of Texas. Today there are around 90,000 members whom the association strives to connect to each other and to the past, present, and future of the university through career counseling, travel, reunions, continuing education, fellowship, legislative advocacy in support of higher education, and The Alcalde magazine. For more information on Texas Exes or to become a member, please visit www.TexasExes.org.

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