Dr. Mark McKenna’s Success in Medicine and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Mark McKenna, is not only a medical doctor but also licensed in Surgery by the Georgia Florida State Board of Medical Examiners. He has his roots in New Orleans, LA, and graduated from the well-known Tulane University Medical School. He started practicing medicine with his father after he graduated and also launched McKenna Venture Investments which is a boutique real estate development firm. He went ahead to acquire the Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title, Inc. This investment provided employment to over 50 employees.

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the city of New Orleans and destroyed a lot of property which saw most of Dr. McKenna’s businesses affected. He relocated to Atlanta in 2007 but has been actively involved in rebuilding his home city even after he moved away. In Atlanta, his entrepreneurial spirit did not die with Katrina as he launched ShapeMed, an aesthetic based medical practice. He later sold ShapeMed to Life Time Fitness Inc. where he served as the National medical director until he founded OVME.OVME can be described as a technology enabled medical aesthetic company revolutionizing elective healthcare.

The good doctor found a life partner in Gianine McKenna and they are blessed with two daughters. Asked about where the idea of OVME came from he simply states that it came from his over 10 years working in the medical aesthetics industry. Having formerly built a brand to become one of the largest in America he had noticed many opportunities that could disrupt the industry while making profit.Dr.Mark McKenna’ day is far from normal ranging from simple activities like spending time with family, going to work and even JiuJitsu training.

He says that setting goals and practicing visualization and quiet meditation have worked for him in bringing his ideas to life. He is happy with the trend in reduction of number of smokers in America. He believes that the only thing he would do differently if he was to start again is to take more time to find his passion when he was young. He states that surrounding himself with smarter people and reading a lot has been influential in his success and believes that people like Barack Obama, Elon Musk and Michael Bloomberg can influence people positively.

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