John P. McGovern, M.D. - Founder
In 1956, John P. McGovern, M.D. founded McGovern Allergy and Asthma Clinic in Houston, Texas. He was a distinguished American and an internationally noted physician who has been lauded by numerous professional societies, governmental agencies, universities, and foreign countries for his significant medical and scientific contributions, as well as for his leadership, teaching, research, and professional writings. He was also president of the board of the John P. McGovern Foundation and the McGovern Fund.
Dr. McGovern's faculty appointments were unique in number and diversity: he helds 17 professorships at 15 universities. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha, Sigma Xi, and many other honorary and professional societies in medicine, science, and health education. He was the past president or chief elected officer of 15 such organizations, including the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American Osler Society. Dr. McGovern wass the author or co-author of 244 publications, including 22 books, in the medical sciences and humanities. He has been the editor, associate editor or a member of the editorial boards of more than 20 scientific journals.