History of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Associates
Dr. Rosemond Romero, M.D.
In the late 1960s, Dr. Rosemond "Rosie" Romero came to the Valley after training in Denver, Colorado. This transplanted Cajun from Louisiana quickly made his mark on the medical community. Dr. Thomas Hartley, originally from Arkansas, joined Dr. Romero in 1969 to form Allergy and Immunology Associates, Ltd. They set the standard in allergy and immunology care in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas. This partnership continued until 1992 when a native Arizonan, Dr. Michael E. Manning, returned to the Valley to join the practice where he once received allergy shots. Dr. Manning quickly accepted the charge to keep Allergy and Immunology Associates at the forefront of allergy care. A unique quality of this business was that they were able to retain nurses and other staff for prolonged periods of time because of their values and work ethic. Jean Nelson, a registered nurse with the clinic for 15 years, went back to school to obtain certification as a Nurse Practitioner. Like Dr. Manning, she returned to the clinic in her new role in 2003. The practice, keeping up with the national trend of emphasis on asthma care, changed its name to Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Associates. In the summer of 2005, Dr. Aaron Davis joined this distinctive practice.
Thomas F. Hartley, M.D.
Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine Diplomate American Board of Allergy and Immunology
Dr. Hartley served in the United States Navy prior to attending Oklahoma State University for undergraduate studies. Subsequently, he moved on to the University of Arkansas Medical School where he received his medical degree. Dr. Hartley then served as a Battalion Surgeon, 1st Medium Tank Battalion in the United States Army. Following his service in the armed forces, he moved to Snyder, Texas where he practiced general medicine for ten years. Continuing to pursue his education, Dr. Hartley joined Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas where he was a resident in Internal Medicine. Deciding to specialize, Dr. Hartley entered a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the University of Colorado.
Upon completing his education, Dr. Hartley moved to Phoenix, where he formed Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Associates, Ltd. in 1969. Dr. Hartley is a Fellow in the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Hartley has two sons.