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Mark C. Houston, M.D., MS, ABAARM, FACP, FACA, FASH Director


Director, Hypertension Institute
Medical Director, Facial Rejuvenation Center
Associate Director, Clinical Research
Section Chief, Nutrition Division
Director, CME


Dr. Mark C. Houston graduated from Vanderbilt Medical School in 1974, completed a medical internship and residency at the University of California at San Francisco from 1974-1977, then returned to Vanderbilt Medical Center as chief resident in medicine from 1977 - 1978. Dr. Houston remained on the full time internal medicine faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical School from 1978 through 1990 where he served as Medical Director of Executive Physical Program, Medical Director of the Cooperative Care Center, Co-Director of Medical Intensive Care Unit, Chief Clinical
Section of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Assistant - and later Associate - Professor of Medicine.


Dr. Houston is triple board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (1977), the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) as a specialist in clinical hypertension (SCH) (2000), and the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine (ABAAM) (2003). In addition to his medical degrees, he holds a Master of Science degree in clinical human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut (2003).


Dr. Houston is on the Consulting Editorial Board or is a consulting reviewer for over 20 major US medical journals. Also, he serves as a member of the Editorial Board and Chair of the Medical Advisory Board of the American Nutraceutical Association (ANA), Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association (JANA), and member of the Trustand Executive Board for the Consortium of Southeastern Hypertension Control (COSEHC).


Dr. Houston has presented over 7,000 lectures on hypertension nationally and internationally, published over 150 articles and scientific abstracts in peer reviewed medical journals as well as textbook chapters, handbooks and films. He has authored over 70 clinical research studies in hypertension, hyperlipidemia and cardiovascular disease. Best-selling books that he has written include 'The Handbook  of Antihypertensive Therapy', 'Vascular Biology for the Clinician' and 'What Your Doctor
Does Not Tell You About Hypertension: The Revolutionary
Nutrition and Lifestyle Program to Help Fight High Blood Pressure' (Time Warner Books).


Dr. Houston was elected as a Fellow in the American College of Physicians in 1984 (FACP), Fellow of the National Council on High Blood Pressure, Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) and is a member of numerous medical societies. He specializes in hypertension, lipid disorders, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, nutrition, clinical age management and general internal medicine with an active clinical and research practice in addition to his teaching responsibilities for Vanderbilt medical students, interns and residents.


He is presently Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine atVanderbilt University School of Medicine and Director of the Hypertension Institute, Vascular Biology and the Life Extension Institute. In addition to being Hypertension Institute's Director, he is also Medical Director of the FRC, Section Chief of the Division of Nutrition and Director of CME. Dr. Houston is also a staff physician at Saint Thomas Medical Group and the Vascular Institute of Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.


Dr. Houston has the expertise to evaluate the skin and determine which cosmetic procedures can safely and effectively diminish the signs of aging. His synergistic approach to wellness will help you to reach your personal health goals while you enjoy a more radiant complexion that will indeed reflect yourinner beauty. Dr. Houston specializes in the use of all types of fillers andbotulinum to provide non surgical alternatives for enhancing and restoring patient’s youthful appearance.


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