Rex received the Bachelor of Science
degree in biology and chemistry, graduating
Magna Cum Laude, at Sam Houston State
University in 1982. He continued his
education at The University of Texas
health Science Center in San Antonio
and was awarded the doctor of medicine
degree in 1986.
He completed a diagnostic radiology
residency at the Health Science Center
in 1990, and is certified as a diplomat
by the American Board of Radiology.
His interventional training was attended
by Dr. Stuart Reuter, pioneering father
of visceral angiography, and Dr. Julio
Palmaz, inventor and developer of
the Palmaz intravascular stent---the
most widely used endoluminal stent
in medical practice.
After residency, Rex was awarded a
body imagining fellowship at the University
of Texas Medical School, Texas Medical
Center, Houston. His further post
graduate trining concentrated in magnetic
resonance imaging, computerized tomography
and ultrasound. Rex participated in
radiology resident teaching as a clinical
radiology instructor at Hermann Hospital
and LBJ Hospital.
He is a general diagnostic radiologist
and serves as president and general
partner of Texas Radiology Associates
in Plano. He serves the medical staff
of Medical Center of Plano, Presbyterian
Medical Center of Plano, Baylor/Richardson
Medical Center, and Medical Center
at Las Colinas. Rex is director of
MRI and Ultrasound at North Central
medical Center, McKinney.
As a Sam Houston State University
undergraduate, Rex worked as a lab
teaching assistant, a nursing assistant,
and an operating room orderly for
world-renowned heart surgeon Denton
A. Cooley. He was awarded a number
of scholarships from both the music
and biology departments. He served
as president of Alpha Lambda Delta
National Freshman Honor Society, was
a charter founding officer for the
SHSU Golden Key National Honor Society
chapter, and was named to "Who's
Who Among Students in American Colleges
and Universities" for his junior
and senior years.
He is a member of numerous medical
professional organizations including
the American College of Radiology,
the Radiological Society of North
America, the American Roentgen Ray
Society, the Texas Radiological Society,
and the Texas Medical Association.
Rex has been an active member of
the United Methodist Church and has
served on a number of committees within
the church. He also provides free
health care to the indigent population
of Collin County through the Bridge
Rex has served as a medical staff
leader for many years, serving on
numerous committees and serving for
four years on the Medical Executive
Committee of North Central Medical
Center in McKinney. Rex recently completed
serving as chief of the medical staff
in McKinney and presently serves on
the hospital board of trustees for
North Central Medical Center.
In addition to his medical career,
Rex is an accomplished musician. He
was awarded first chair, Texas All
State Band, both junior and senior
years of high school, the prestigious
John Phillip Sousa Award, and was
elected "Most Talented"
of his senior class.
At Sam Houston State, he was a member
of the Bearkat Marching Band, the
Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, Symphonic
Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble. He has
been a member of the Houston Super
Sax Jazz Society, the Houston, Huntsville,
and Pasadena Municipal Concert Bands,
the Huntsville Gilbert and Sullivan
Performing Society, and the Huntsville
Community Chorale and Fine Arts Society.
A long time supporter of Sam Houston
State University, Rex has served on
the Alumni Association Advisory Board
and is a Life Member of the SHSU Alumni
Association. In 2001, he and his wife,
Paula, established the SHSU Harley
E. Rex Endowed Music Scholarship to
honor his father.
He and Paula have three children---Travis,
Natalie and Harley.
As profiled at
the October 25, 2002 Distinguished