Category Archives: Medical Innovation

Dr. Mark McKenna: Doctor/Entrepreneur

In March 2018, Buckhead, an uptown district of Atlanta, Georgia, welcomed a skin care medical facility OVME. This facility pronounced “of me.” focuses on skin care and dedicated to offering top quality, technology-based aesthetic services to the residents in the Atlanta area. Founder and CEO of OVME Dr. Mark McKenna strives to provide top-notch skin treatment at his 1500 square foot luxury facility to his patients. OVME includes secluded offices for individual consultations and four luxurious private rooms. Along with the investment of OVME in Atlanta, McKenna has plans on opening a chain of this facility nationwide as well as building an app for Botox patients that functions the same way as rideshare app, Uber. This app will provide patients with freelance practitioners who do house calls on demand and therefore an added convenience.

Licensed by the Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee Board of Examiners, New Orleans native, Dr. Mark McKenna received his medical training at the Tulane University Medical School. Upon graduation with his Doctor of Medicine and Master of Business Administration degrees, he started practicing medicine with his father while launching a real estate development firm called McKenna Venture Investments. Dr. Mark McKenna continued growing his ventures by acquiring Uptown Title, Inc. and Universal Mortgage Lending. When Hurricane Katrina destroyed homes and businesses in 2005, McKenna also lost his business investments in the area. Seeing the massive destruction in his community, he participated in the rebuilding of homes for low and middle-income area residents.

In 2007, Dr. Mark McKenna relocated Atlanta, Georgia and opened a cosmetic and wellness based practice chain called ShapeMed. This business chain focused on nutrition, weight management, hair removal, and Botox injections. In November 2014, ShapeMed sold to bix box gym chain called Lifetime Fitness, and McKenna served on the board as National Medical Director of Life Time Fitness Inc until 2016. In 2017, he founded the innovative aesthetic medical company OVME.

Dr. Mark McKenna and OVME presently partnered with the Make A Wish Foundation. This foundation helps children with life-threatening illnesses and their families by granting wishes to the children and easing the financial burden of families.

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Every Aspect of Dr. Jorge Moll’s Working Life is Devoted to Bettering the Human Condition

What led Dr. Jorge Moll to neuroscience? Innate compassion, his whole life he has wanted to relieve the suffering of others. Dr. Moll is the president and a member of the board of D’Or Institute of Research and Education (IDOR). He also directs IDOR’s diagnostics and imaging lab the Neuroinformatics Workgroup and the Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Unit.

Founded by Dr. Moll in 2010 IDOR is a not-for-profit devoted to medical research and the advancement of medical technology. The Institute’s areas of focus are oncology, neurosciences, intensive and internal medicine, and pediatrics (http://boxideas.com.br/2018/01/jorge-moll-apresenta-de-que-formas-a-tecnologia-tem-contribuido-para-a-area-da-saude/).

After earning his MD at the Federal University of Rio de Janiero, Brazil he completed his medical residency at the same school. From São Paulo University he earned a Ph.D. in Experimental Pathophysiology. Pathophysiology is the study of diseased organisms and the physical changes caused by diseases or syndromes.

The D’Or Institute of Research and Education is a passion project. Jorge Moll wanted to bring advanced medical research, healthcare, and education to his native Brazil.

Dr. Moll believes that the input of others at IDOR is essential to the institute’s success. Needless to say, meetings with organizations, donors, staff, and students consume a large part of his day.

He states another important skill is being able to cull the bad ideas from the viable ideas. Dr. Moll also advises against mulling over an idea for too long. Start working on them soon or go on to something else.

Last year, Dr. Jorge Moll became a partner at VHM Ventures. VHM funds medical innovations. The company’s investments have made possible new drug delivery systems and the building of state-of-the-art research facilities. Dr. Moll’s involvement in VHM Ventures stems from the belief that the company can help better the human condition while positively impacting the industry.

Dr. Moll freely admits that he has had his failures. He states that they are usually research that doesn’t yield the desired result or took too long.

Jorge Moll is contemplating another business venture. Ever the humanitarian he would like to start a company devoted to making being hospitalized as pleasant as possible.