Mark Houston, MD

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Dr. Mark Houston 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, TN.   He is also on the faculty of A4M for the FAARM and the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). Dr Houston is Director of the Hypertension and Cardiovascular Academy for US Centers of MVP.

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 as one of the Most Influential Doctors in the US in both Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia twice in 2009- 2010.  He was selected as The Patient’s Choice Award in 2010 -2012 by Consumer Reports USA.

He is triple boarded 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 Masters of Science degree in HUMAN NUTRITION.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Heart Association, American Society of Hypertension, American College of Nutrition and American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.

Dr. Houston has presented over 10,000 lectures, nationally and internationally and published over 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, teacher and active in clinical research. Six best selling books that he has authored 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.

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 in Nashville, TN and is on the Faculty at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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 on the full time faculty.

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Dyslipidemia Induced Vascular Disease