In the eyes of Jacque Sokolov, there is no such thing as too much too soon. He’s a genius, a millionaire, a nuclear cardiologist; he’s the owner of real estate across the country, a collector of rare wine, rare art and, obviously, rare accomplishments. He’s also 27 years old.
Sokolov, a native Californ-ian, migrated to Dallas 18 months ago to work on his specialty in medicine. With him, he brings a list of accomplishments that would shame even the most obsessed over-achiever.
At 16, he entered college and became a National Science Foundation scholar. When he was 17, he wrote the first article on human phero-mones (secreted chemicals that attract the opposite sex within a species) and then co-wrote an article on nuclear physics and super conductors with a two-time Nobel Prize winner. He entered medical school at 19, became a Cambridge graduate fellow at 22 and was practicing at the Mayo Clinic at 23. Now he works with the Presbyterian, Parkland, St. Paul and Veteran’s Hospital (V.A.) staffs as probably the youngest senior nuclear cardiology fellow in the country.
Besides being the whiz-kid of nuclear cardiology, he’s also a master of real-estate investing. He started toying with real estate with his father when he was about 6 years old. Ten years later, he started looking seriously for his first investment: a condominium. He has been buying and selling ever since and now owns four condominiums, including one in The Warrington on Turtle Creek, where he lives. His condominium worth, he says, is significantly into seven figures.
So far, Sokolov has been successful at keeping his medical work separate from his investment pursuits. He has a staff of accountants and investment analysts to watch his money while he’s busy with medicine. His days are spent with medical computers and patients. Two to three days a week, he supervises a critical care unit at Parkland and the V.A. He also works with a citywide emergency program. Sokolov works approximately 100 hours a week, but says 120-hour weeks aren’t unusual. Between 8 p.m. and midnight he sneaks in a personal life.
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