Dr. S. Mark McKenna, MD has a wide array of interests that may begin with his MD but do not end there. He is an entrepreneur in various ventures, some dealing with medicine but some dealing with finance and real estate.
Dr. McKenna graduated from Tulane University Medical School and spent some time practicing alongside his father. Though he was occupied as a physician, he was working on the side to develop McKenna Venture Investments; a real estate development firm that suited a specialized demographic of clients.
After a few years, he also acquired Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title, Inc. Unfortunately, Hurricane Katrina destroyed this business, though it did not destroy Dr. McKenna’s enthusiasm for entrepreneurship. During the company’s life, it grew to fifty employees who offered turnkey design-build, financial and real estate services.
After the hurricane, Dr. Mark McKenna worked painstakingly to help rebuild New Orleans through the development of low-income housing for those who suffered demolition and destruction of their lives and homes.
Dr. Mark McKenna relocated his family to Atlanta where he started another company, this one in the healthcare field. His wellness and aesthetic-based medical practice, ShapeMed, once successful and notable, was sold to Life Time Fitness after seven years.
Dr. Mark McKenna became both CEO and founder of OVME. This company is technology merged with medical aesthetics. His desire is to become an innovator in new technologies and techniques in aesthetic healthcare through elective procedures. OVME provided clients with aesthetic surroundings while receiving elective procedures like botox injections. He equates OVME with Uber regarding availability and convenience. OVME offers virtual consultations to clients, as well.
Dr. Mark McKenna is excited to see the drop in smoking. He finds, as a physician, that this will be a positive healthy choice for future generations.
He loves to read and says that he improves himself by joining people he believes are smarter than him. He reports that one should always strive to learn more because the more one learns, the more productive he or she can be. Dr. McKenna also accepts that one should not limit themselves to what they know, that expanding one’s horizons improves their abilities and ideas.
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