Jennifer Engels, MD
Jennifer has always been on a quest to balance optimal health, physical performance, interpersonal relationships, and overall wellbeing by staying up to date on the latest integrative and functional medicine practices and technologies.
She is currently obtaining more certifications in Functional Medicine, Regenerative Medicine as well as Personalized Medicine through genomics.
Jennifer did her Internal Medicine internship at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas where she was exposed to various aspects of internal medicine, cardiology, endocrinology, and other subspecialties.
She did her Diagnostic Radiology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then completed a one-year fellowship in Women’s Imaging there as well.
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Jennifer Engels grew up in Houston, Texas with a passion for competitive junior tennis at the state and national levels. She went on to play tennis for Emory University in Atlanta. While at Emory she was pre-med and obtained a B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in Spanish.
She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX where she met her husband, Matt Engels, MD. They married during third year of medical school, graduated a year later, and moved to Dallas to complete their training.
Jennifer’s first job was Director of Women’s Imaging at Baylor Medical Center of Garland where she built the women’s imaging program from scratch.
In 2005 she took a position at The UT Southwestern’s Center for Breast Care as Assistant Faculty in Radiology and worked in a private practice clinic, conducted research, and taught residents breast radiology.
In 2007 she took a job at The Cooper Clinic to develop the Breast Imaging program and build the Breast MRI program. While at the Cooper Clinic, Jennifer developed a passion for learning how to prevent disease and optimize aerobic performance through improved nutrition, supplementation, movement and body composition.
In 2010, Jennifer decided to stay home and raise her two children, who were 7 and 10 at the time. During her time off, she obtained a degree from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in nutrition and health coaching. She also obtained a Lifestyle Medicine certification from Duke University in 2012.
She is co-author of the wellness book, Ultimate Health published in 2013.
When Jennifer was 10 years old, she realized that she had a heart arrhythmia that was triggered during tennis matches.
From a young age she became very aware of her heart and what would trigger the arrhythmias. She learned how to manage her arrhythmia during her adolescence through medication and maneuvers she could do on the tennis court to cardiovert her heart rhythm.
Finally, at the age of 38 she underwent a cardiac ablation which significantly improved her quality of life. She no longer had to live with the anxiety wondering when her next arrhythmia would occur.