His knowledge in the field grew and so did his years of experience. He was then elected as the vice president of the house staff at Texas Tech University – Paul Foster School of Medicine. During his time in El Paso, Texas, Dr. Colón worked as a clinical and assistant professor for the Family and Community Medicine Residency Program. He served the community by not only rendering his services as a doctor but also by training family medicine residents and medical students who could then, in turn, serve the community.
Dr. Colón’s tireless efforts into helping and training young medical students did not go unnoticed. He has been awarded the 2019-2020 Medical Student Teaching Award as a grateful appreciation for excellence in medical student education.
Dr. Colón’s core beliefs always revolved around serving the community. He wanted to help where it was needed the most. In the last semester of his residency, his search took him to the United States Army. He joined the United States Army- Reserve where he is currently serving as a medical officer. Dr. Colón is currently serving as the officer in charge of the 7413-troop medical clinic at Fort Bliss El Paso, Texas. His quest for serving humanity has taken him overseas many-a-times. He has served in the middle eastern country of Kuwait as a family physician. He served Soldiers at a combat support hospital in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. His exemplary service and dedication did not go unnoticed. Dr. Colón was awarded The Army Commendation medal for his remarkable service as a physician in support of Operation Spartan Shield.
Dr. Edgardo Colón has always believed in giving back. His firm belief is: “helping a man, if one is in a position to help, is not a choice, but a duty.” This firm and helpful attitude is what sets him apart. Dr. Colón, who loved to indulge in water sports as a child, firmly believes that everyone deserves to live a happy and fulfilled life and wants to do his part to ensure just that!