Rio Grande City physician named Outstanding Young Texas Ex

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Rio Grande City physician named
Outstanding Young Texas Ex

posted 05.19.10

TAFP member Jake Margo Jr., M.D., has been named one of four recipients of the 2010 Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award by the Texas Exes, the alumni network of the University of Texas at Austin. The Rio Grande City family physician received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from UT in 1997.

Margo is one of two family physicians providing full-scope primary care in Rio Grande City. He currently works at Family Medical and Specialty Clinic, provides full-time emergency room coverage and part-time night clinic, provides hospital call coverage and nursing home coverage, and practices full-scope obstetrics. Margo graduated medical school from Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine in College Station, and completed residency at John Peter Smith Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. He is an active member of AAFP, TAFP, the American Medical Association, and the Texas Medical Association.

The Texas Exes created the award in 1980 to recognize alumni under age 40 who are distinguished in their fields and have demonstrated a continuing interest in UT and the Texas Exes. Margo is a Texas Exes Life Member and a member of the Longhorn Foundation.

Other 2010 recipients are Sarah Aubrey, a television and film producer; Robert Hamilton, former attorney and public affairs officer for the U.S. Army in Iraq; and Sanya Richards, a world champion 400-meter track-and-field runner. The recipients will be honored at a ceremony during the university’s commencement on May 22.