Joseph I. Engler, MD, Founder
The Allergy Clinic was founded in 1956 by Joseph I. Engler, M.D., who trained in allergy at the National Institutes of Health and at Harvard's Massachusetts General Hospital. in 2007, Dr. Engler retired from medical practice.
Education and Training
A native of Ft. Worth, Texas, Dr. Joseph went to Texas Christian University as an undergraduate so he could stay close to home and help out at Engler's Western Wear, a family owned business in Ft. Worth from 1911 that just closed down a few years ago. He then went to U.T.M.B. Galveston for medical school and his pediatric residency. After his training at the N.I.H. and Mass General, he returned to Texas and went into private practice in 1956 in The Medical Towers, the "small" 17 story high rise now dwarfed by the St. Luke's Tower to the south and Scurlock Towers to the north. He opened his first satellite office in Pasadena on Tatar Street (now Pasadena Boulevard) in 1957.