Why Dr. Mark McKenna Transitioned From Real Estate To Medical Aesthetics.

While he is a doctor, Dr. Mark McKenna, MD, was originally a lot more interested in the real estate industry. He grew up with a father as a doctor, though so having grown up with a large exposure to that field he attended Tulane University Medical School. He also earned his MBA so that he could become a full-on entrepreneur.

Due to his interest in real estate, Dr. Mark McKenna‘s first company was one in New Orleans that invested in residential properties. This company was called McKenna Venture Investments. Between Hurricane Katrina flooding most of the city and how he could spot the bubble growing in the industry he shut his real estate company down so that he could focus on opening a medical practice.

Having moved to Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Mark McKenna established a company called ShapeMed There. He focused on helping people lose weight through prescribing them diets and having them meet with nutritionists he had hired. He also performed non-surgical procedures on people like Botox treatments and other aesthetic services. He eventually sold this company to a national gym chain who wanted to incorporate ShapeMed locations into their gyms.

Dr. Mark McKenna is now gearing up a new company that is a mix of medical aesthetics and technology. This company, OVME, is sort of like Uber but for non-surgical aesthetics. Users of this company’s app can use it to have a medical professional show up on their doorstep to do the procedure. It’s designed to make these procedures very convenient and comfortable for the person seeking out things like Botox injections. He says this is going to revolutionize the industry and he plans to eventually roll it out nationally.

In his private life, Dr. Mark McKenna has a wife and a daughter. The family also has a Pomeranian as a member of the family. He joined the Entrepreneurs Organization as a member and back when he lived in New Orleans he was on the board of the New Orleans Industrial Development Board. He had also served the New Orleans Jazz Festival as a member of the board.