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Dr Mark McKenna, a Talented Entrepreneur And a Medical Doctor

Dr. Mark McKenna is a medical doctor as well as an entrepreneur who founded the OVME, a company that deals with the technology-enabled medical aesthetic to reinvent elective healthcare. He founded the company in 2017 July and became its Chief Executive Officer. The company received 4 million dollars from different investment firms, and the money was used to launch a mobile application and start clinics in Atlanta, Las Vegas and Nashville. Dr Mark stated that the chief objective of the foundation of the company was providing clients with a luxurious experience where doctors would visit an individual at their home and perform cosmetic surgeries as well as virtual consults.

Dr. Mark McKenna is a licensed surgeon and medic by the Georgia State Board of Medical Examiners and the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. He is also an outspoken entrepreneur, a zealous patient and a community activist who attended Tulane University Medical School. He practised medicine with his father who was also a physician and later developed a passion for the real estate business. Dr Mark launched a successful mortgage company the McKenna Crescent Investment Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title. He became the CEO, and with time he earned a small title firm. His company employed over 55 people, built and designed several residential properties, and originates mortgage financing.

During the Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Mark McKenna actively participated in the rebuilding of New Orleans through the redevelopment of low-income housing as well as rebuilds his company which was significantly affected by the hurricane. He later launched ShapeMed after relocating to Atlanta in2007. ShapeMed had a chain of offices that offered cosmetic treatments like laser hair removal, Botox injections and nutrition as well as weight counselling. ShapeMed won the Black Diamond certification from the Allergan Inc. An award which is given to leaders in the medical aesthetics field who demonstrate a commitment to innovation, excellence and high level of patient care.  Dr. Mark McKenna has been featured as a guest on the Doctorpreneur, a CBS TV show that highlighted entrepreneurial spirit in the healthcare and medical communities. He has also served on the Boards of New Orleans Industrial Development and New Orleans Jazz Festival. Currently, he is a member of Entrepreneurs Organization.

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Into the Life of Dr. Mark McKenna CEO and Founder of OVME

Surgery one of the most rewarding branches of medicines. As rewarding as this profession is, it calls for passion and commitment to be the best in the industry. One person who has been able to make a huge positive mark in this medical sector is Dr. Mark McKenna the founder and CEO of OVME. Dr. Mark McKenna is a graduate of the reputable Tulane University Medical School and comes from LA, New Orleans. Mark McKenna is known as a dedicated community leader and a devoted advocate of patient affairs.

After graduating from medical school and finalizing his medical training, Dr. Mark McKenna joined his father to in his medical practice while at the same time exploiting his business side of life. He went to open McKenna Venture Investments real estate firm that specializes in property development. This is not all; as time went by he went on to launch Uptown Title Inc. and Universal Mortgage Lending. Thanks to these companies he was able to impact this community by offering affordable and readily available real estate services. In addition to this, he was also able to offer employment opportunities to over 50 local residents.

Other companies that Dr. Mark McKenna has founded include, ShapeMed. Mark founded ShapeMed an aesthetics and wellness based medical institution in 2007 November after moving to Atlanta, GA. After growing the business, Dr. Mark McKenna sold ShapeMed to Life Time Fitness Inc. on 1st of November 2014. He was appointed by Life Time Fitness Inc. to serve as their national medical director a position he served until July of 2017. He later moved on to start a facial technology enabled business hence helping reinvent the aesthetics health care market.

Dr. McKenna is one of the many influential health care providers in the industry. His contributions can be vividly seen through the many companies he has helped found as they have gone to become pioneers in their respective sectors. Business and health care aside, Dr. Mark McKenna has played an important role in his community development. One such instance is the 29th August 2005 hurricane Katrina that destroyed New Orleans. Mark McKenna with the help of other community leaders helped rebuild the city through low income housing.

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Dr. Mark McKenna Professional Achievements

Dr. Mark McKenna, MD, MBA is a general practitioner licensed I Surgery and Medicine by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners and the Georgia State of Medical Examiners. He graduates from the Tulane University Medical School. He stayed in New Orleans to complete his medical training at Tulane University Hospital. On completing his medical training, Mark started off practicing medicine with his father at the same time launching McKenna Venture Investments. The company was a boutique real estate development firm.

As years went by, he also developed Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title, Inc. His businesses grew over time both in the services they provided and the number of employees. However, on the fateful day of August 29th, 2005, most of his business interests were lost to the Hurricane Katrina that destroyed most parts of the city. He played an active role in the aftermath helping with the redevelopment of low-moderate income housing. He then relocates to Atlanta GA in November 2007 where he launched ShapeMed.

ShapeMed was a wellness and aesthetic based medical practice that grew to become a leading laser and aesthetic medicine center. It even re-qualified for the Allergan Inc.’s “Black Diamond” certification. On November 1st, 2014, ShapeMed was sold to Life Time Fitness Inc. where McKenna served as a National Medical Director up to July 2016.
In July 2017, Mark becomes the founder and CEO of OVME, a medical aesthetics company. The company is set on the reinvention of elective healthcare. As an entrepreneur, Mark says he attributes most of his success to voracious reading, active goal setting, meditation and surrounding himself with people smarter than he is.

Mark is originally from New Orleans, LA. He is married to Gianine McKenna, and they got two kids; Milana Elle and Pomeranian Ryder. He is an active entrepreneur, a dedicated community servant, a committed patient advocate, and a devoted family man. Mark has had an opportunity to serve as a member of the board of New Orleans Jazz Festival and New Orleans Industrial Development Board, and he is currently a member of the Entrepreneurs Organization.

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