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Richard Jackson, MD


Richard “Fuzzy” Jackson, was born in New Orleans and moved to Houston with his family in 1949 where his father set up his medical practice in internal medicine and pulmonary disease. Richard followed in his dad’s footsteps, becoming a doctor after getting his bachelor’s at Washington University, master’s in biochemistry at Baylor Medical School, and his MD degree at UT Southwestern Medical School. He served as a major in the US Air Force and then entered practice with his father in 1976.


Richard’s history of volunteer work has been honored by the American College of Physicians and he is listed in “Best Doctors in America” and other publications. His work also includes serving as a member of the board of trustees of his congregation, organizing city wide health fairs for the homeless, and serving on the board of Emergency Aid Coalition for twenty-one years, eight as president. He started his own foundation, Mali Nieta Foundation, which sends medical supplies to areas of Peru and Africa and he helped design and build a library for Promise Village Academy which is solar powered with internet services to help educate the children in school

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