Meet TAFP’s officers
Amer Shakil, MD, MBA | President
Dr. Shakil holds the Dr. Bill Ross Professorship in Family Practice at the UT Southwestern Department of Family and Community Medicine and he is the vice president of the Dallas chapter of TAFP. He also assists in the creation of faith-based free clinics. Shakil earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Punjab University, his Medical Doctorate from the Education Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates in Philadelphia, and his Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Organization Leadership from the University of Texas.
Mary Nguyen, MD | President-elect
Dr. Nguyen shares a family medicine practice with her husband in the rural town of Castroville and counts special needs advocacy as near and dear to her heart. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston completed residency at Christus Santa Rosa in San Antonio. She served as a Member Constituency Delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates and she is the treasurer of the Alamo Chapter of TAFP. She’s an avid supporter of the arts and she enjoys attending the symphony and theater with her family.
Emily Briggs, MD | Treasurer
Dr. Briggs is the founder of Briggs Family Medicine, where she practices full-spectrum family medicine and obstetrics, and she is the medical director for two New Braunfels school districts. She has served as the new physician board member for both TAFP and AAFP. She has served as president of her county medical society and the Alamo Chapter of TAFP. She received her Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University, her master’s in public health from the University of Houston School of Public Health, and her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She completed residency at Christus Santa Rosa in San Antonio.
Terrance Hines, MD | Parliamentarian
Dr. Hines completed undergraduate and medical school at Texas A&M University and residency at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. He spent 10 years at Baylor Scott & White Health in Austin and became the Assistant Division Director for Primary Care. He is an adjunct assistant professor at Texas A&M College of Medicine and affiliate faculty at Dell Medical School at UT Austin. Since November 2019, he has served as the Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer at University Health Services at The University of Texas at Austin. He recently was recognized with the Austin Under 40 Award in Medicine and Health Care as well as the TAFP Special Constituency Leadership Award.
Javier D. “Jake” Margo Jr., MD | Immediate Past President
Dr. Margo practices family medicine in his hometown of Rio Grande City. He is president of both the TAFP Valley Chapter and the Hidalgo-Starr County Medical Society. He is director of obstetrics and emergency medical services for his local county hospital where he works in the emergency department. Margo received his medical degree from Texas A&M College of Medicine and completed a residency with the John Peter Smith Family Practice Residency Program in Fort Worth. He is also a member of the Texas Medical Association’s Border Health Caucus and Small District Caucus, and he is a member of the Wilderness Medicine Society.