A graduate of Tulane University Medical School, Dr. Mark McKenna is a licensed surgeon and a compassionate patient advocate. Shortly after completing medical school, he got his first taste of entrepreneurship while practicing medicine with his father. After briefly venturing into real estate, and having half of his business destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, he moved to Atlanta and founded ShapeMed.
ShapeMed is a medical wellness center with a concentration in aesthetic medicine and non-surgical comprehensive weight loss solutions. Under the leadership of Dr. Mark McKenna, the state of the art center has successfully qualified for Allergan Inc.’s Black Diamond Certification. Their recognition planes them on the list with some of the most respected providers of aesthetic treatments in the industry. His most recent business venture, OVME, launched in July 2017. The direct-to-consumer model allows consumers and prospective clients to connect with retail boutiques who offer high quality minimally invasive aesthetic services. Since their launch, Dr. McKenna has raised more than $3 million in funding for the new platform.
Dr. Mark McKenna attributes much of his success to the visualization of his goals and active meditation. Aside from his contributions in the world of aesthetic medicine, he is committed to giving back to his community. He is passionate about overall health and wellness, and along with OVME, has entered into a charitable partnership with the Make A Wish Foundation.
While he was the founder of several successful businesses, in 2014 he went back to school and earned an online executive MBA in entrepreneurship. Although the program proved to be difficult, Dr. McKenna admits that he felt better prepared to launch his most recent venture after graduation.
Dr. Mark McKenna is also a member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization, and a previous member of the New Orleans Jazz Festival and the New Orleans Industrial Board.