Mark Houston, MD
MARK C. HOUSTON, MD, MS, ABAARM, FACP, FAHA, FASH, is Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Director of the Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology; and Medical Director of the Division of Human Nutrition at Saint Thomas Medical Group, Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. He is also on the faculty of the University of South Florida for the Functional and Metabolic Medicine Fellowship. He is Chief Medical Officer for Destination Medical Centres in the US, which is part of MVP Holdings, LLC.
He is triple board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Society of Hypertension (ASH), and the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM). He also has a Master of Science degree in human nutrition. He graduated with highest honors and the Alpha Omega Alpha honorary society distinction from Vanderbilt Medical School and completed his medical internship and residency at the University of California, San Francisco, then returned to Vanderbilt Medical Center where he was chief resident in medicine and served as full-time faculty.
Dr. Houston has presented over 10,000 lectures nationally and internationally and has published more than 200 articles and scientific abstracts in peer reviewed medical journals. He is on the consulting editorial board for many medical journals and is Editor-in-Chief for JANA (Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association). He is an author and teacher and is active in clinical research. Among Dr. Houston’s best-selling books are The Handbook of Antihypertensive Therapy, Vascular Biology for the Clinician, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Hypertension, Hypertension Handbook for Students and Clinicians, and The Hypertension Handbook. His latest book is What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Heart Disease.
Dr. Houston was selected as one of the Top Physicians in Hypertension in the US in 2008-2011 by the Consumer Research Council, and by USA Today twice in 2009 as one of the Most Influential Doctors in the US in both Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia. He was selected for The Patient’s Choice Award in 2010-2011 by Consumer Reports USA.
He is one of the most sought after lecturers in the US on the medical topics of hypertension, dyslipidemia, vascular aging, vascular biology, metabolic and functional medicine, and integrative and preventive cardiovascular medicine. Dr. Houston has an active clinical practice, teaches, and does clinical research at Saint Thomas Hospital.