Licensed surgeon Dr. Mark McKenna holds a medical degree from the medical school at Tulane University. Today, he is quickly becoming one of the leading figures in the field of medical aesthetics but he has also had a successful career in the real estate development business with his own firm McKenna Venture Investments.
When he graduated from medical school in 1999, Dr. Mark McKenna took an unconventional path to becoming a nationally recognized as a leader in the medical aesthetics field. Dr. McKenna did practice medicine for a time in his father’s practice but soon found himself wanting to venture out on his own. When he did, it wasn’t to something else in the medical field but instead a foray into the world of real estate development. He built up New Orleans based McKenna Venture Investments into a true success story, but almost overnight, a lot of what he had built came crashing down. The devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina was strongly felt by Dr. Mark McKenna who suddenly lost millions in what seemed like the blink of an eye. Dr. McKenna was not one to give up in the face of difficult circumstances and soon relocated to Atlanta, Georgia to start a new venture, this time a medical practice focusing on wellness that he called ShapeMed.
ShapeMed was Dr. Mark McKenna’s first foray into the world of aesthetics procedures and elective medicine. ShapeMed was a provider of elective medical procedures that include laser removal of hair and Botox treatments. The company also counselled patients in the areas of weight loss and nutrition. The success of ShapeMed was such that soon Dr. McKenna had potential buyers courting him. He sold the company to Life Time Fitness Inc. in 2014 but continued on with the company through the 2016 calendar year.
Dr. Mark McKenna has recently put his close to twenty years of experience to work yet again on his newest entrepreneurial endeavour in the medical field. This project is called OVME and it is quickly gaining a stellar reputation in the medical aesthetics field. The innovative concept behind OVME is that it is more than just a medical practice that patients can travel to for elective medical procedures. Dr. Mark McKenna wants to do something fresh in the industry by offering patients a national network of providers that can make house calls. This program will be facilitated by the OVME app. It is this kind of forward-thinking attitude that has always managed to help Dr. McKenna end up at the head of a successful business for the last twenty years.