Dr. Mark McKenna is Truly a Doctorpreneur

3:34 pm on September 29, 2017

Dr. Mark McKenna can be described as a doctor of a different type. Apart from holding a medical degree from Tulane University he also has an MBA. After moving to Georgia, Atlanta, he started his own medical aesthetics company known as Shape Med. The company grew to be one of the largest of its kind and he sold it recently to a publicly traded company. While growing that company, he noticed opportunities to disrupt the medical aesthetics business.

That is why he started a new venture called OVME this year. He will be putting all his knowledge he gained while working at Shape Med. Dr. Mark McKenna is someone who likes to stay busy. His day starts at the crack of dawn and he goes all the way until late night. He is also an avid martial artist and practices Jiu-Jitsu in his free time.

He credits his secret to success by putting goals in place and visualizing how to get there. Apart from martial arts, he is diligent about meditating at least once a day. In fact, he is a firm believer in achieving goals through the practice of meditation. When looking back at his life, he only has a few small regrets. When asked how he would do things differently if he had to start over, he feels he may have rushed through his college years and taking one’s time to figure out what ones passion is, is very important and more

Dr. Mark McKenna was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and after graduating from medical school, he simultaneously practiced medicine and worked with his father in their real estate business. In fact, he and his father launched McKenna Venture Investments, a boutique real estate firm. They acquired several other companies in the process and offered several services such as turnkey design and build, real estate closing services and finance. However, when hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, they lost most of their business interests. It was at this time Mark re-located to Atlanta, Georgia and founded Shape Med. In 2013 CBS invited him to be a guest on a program called Doctorpreneur, a program that deals with the entrepreneurial side of health care.