A ” doctorpreneur” is a doctor that embodies the entrepreneurial spirit and motivation along with their medical skills. Dr. Mark McKenna is the personification of this recently coined phrase. A medical school graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans, McKenna has been successful as a prominent real estate mogul as well as his medical endeavors.
While practicing family medicine after graduation, he came to the realization that medicine alone was not enough of a challenge for him. This is when he founded his real estate investment business, McKenna Venture Investments. Based out of New Orleans, his business faced tragedy with the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. After losing millions of dollars in a single night, Dr. Mark McKenna choose to help the devastated community by reconstructing affordable housing developments that were damaged by the disaster. Unfortunately, after the hurricane McKenna saw the real estate market crash in his beloved city and knew it was time to try his hand at medicine once again.
Dr. Mark McKenna is currently the founder and Chief Executive Officer of OVME, a luxury brand that provides non-surgical cosmetic procedures in settings that don’t feel like a doctor’s office. With offices in Atlanta and Nashville, there are plans to expand across the country starting with an office in Las Vegas. With the goal of being the Uber of Botox, the business model of OVME includes an app that will connect patients and doctors in a way that is convenient for the consumer.
Dr. Mark McKenna, a strong patient advocate, not only helps patients feel beautiful and comfortable in their own skin, he is also considered one of the most beautiful people in his town of Atlanta. this distinction, given to him by Jezebel Magazine, is not just referring to his appearance but to his philanthropy and community involvement as well.
A dedicated family man, McKenna was inspired by the book “Think and Grow Rich”, as was Elon Musk and Barack Obama. Dr. Mark McKenna’s enterprises are something to be watched through out the years and only time will tell how far this doctor turned entrepreneur will go.
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