For the average person, graduating from Tulane University Medical School, becoming a board-certified surgeon licensed to practice in several states and serving as a passionate patient advocate, would be enough to make them feel happy, proud and satisfied. But Dr. Mark McKenna is not an average person. To him those accomplishments are just a fraction of what he can do. In addition to that, he is a successful entrepreneur that founded, built and sold the medical aesthetics firm ShapeMed and is currently revolutionizing elective healthcare with his new company OVME.
Even with all the success he has enjoyed, Dr. Mark McKenna feels his most important roles are as a husband and father. Therefore, no matter how hectic his schedule gets, Dr. McKenna makes time to have breakfast with his young daughter, Milana Elle, and dinner with her and his wife Gianine. Plus, he meditates regularly, is an avid reader, a long time martial artist and takes goal setting very seriously. Dr. McKenna feels the combination of all those things has helped to make him the man he is today.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Dr. Mark McKenna has lived in Atlanta, Georgia since 2007. Dr. McKenna had built an amazing reputation in New Orleans. He was known as a caring physician, was very active in his community, was a New Orleans Jazz Festival board member and served on the New Orleans Industrial Development Board. He also founded and developed McKenna Venture Investments. The real estate company employed 50 people and had grown to include the subsidiaries Universal Mortgage Lending as well as Uptown Title, Incorporated. Together the companies allowed Dr. Mark McKenna to offer financing, design-build as well as real estate closing services.
Life changed dramatically for Dr. Mark McKenna when Hurricane Katrina practically destroyed New Orleans in 2005. Most of his business interests were lost. He remained after the storm to help rebuild New Orleans. He even built affordable housing for low to moderate income residents. After doing all he could to help New Orleans begin to thrive once again, physician and businessman Dr. Mark McKenna moved to Atlanta.