Dr. S. Mark McKenna is a medical doctor, businessman and entrepreneur. He earned his medical degree from Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans, LA. He began his medical practice with his father while launching a real estate development business called McKenna Venture Investments. Later on, he acquired Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title, Inc. The company offered turnkey design-build development, finance and real estate closing services and successfully grew to more than 50 employees.
Dr. Mark McKenna was instrumental in helping to rebuild the City of New Orleans following the destruction of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Then, in 2007, McKenna relocated to Atlanta, Georgia and established ShapeMed. It is a wellness and aesthetic based medical practice, which was eventually sold. In 2017, McKenna was the founder of OVME, an entity that is putting a spin on elective healthcare.
Dr. McKenna is a family man with a wife and daughter. He is a member of the Entrepreneurs Organization and has also served as a New Orleans Jazz Festival board member. He is also very community minded and it is important to help his community when possible.
McKenna is a man who sets goals and then works to achieve those goals. He is also a fan of meditation and finds the combination of meditation and working towards a goal is very successful for him. He loves to read and finds reading one of the best avenues for education, other than formal schooling. A strategy that has worked for him as a businessman and entrepreneur is to always surround himself with people that are more intelligent than he is.
Dr. McKenna was a featured guest on the CBS television show entitled “Doctorpreneur.” The show highlighted the medical professions entrepreneurial spirit in the healthcare and medical profession. He was joined by several other doctors who work in Anesthesiology and developed a tool that helps surgeons organize and account for surgical equipment while in the operating room. The system helps to lower mistakes made in the operating room while lowering surgical times. Dr. McKenna discussed ShapeMed and the work they do. The company helps patients feel better about themselves by offering cosmetic methods and treatments.
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