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Dr. Mark Houston is Clinical Instructor in the department of Physical Therapy and Health Care Sciences at George Washington University (GWU) and served as Adjunct Professor in Metabolic Medicine at the University of South Florida Medical School from 2010-2018 and was Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine from 1990-2012. He is also 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 and Health Services in Nashville, TN. He is also on the faculty of A4M for the FAARM and the Metabolic Medicine Institute (MMI) and George Washington University (GWU) and directs the Cardiovascular Modules.

Dr Houston was selected as one of the Top Physicians in Hypertension in the US in 2008-2018 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 was also selected as one of the Top 100 physicians in the US by the American Health Council in 2017 and one of the Top 50 Functional and Integrative Medical Doctors in the USA in August 2017. He recently was selected as one of the top Cardiovascular Physicians in the US by the Consumer Research Council.

He has four board certifications by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) and the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM) and American Board of Cardiology (ABC) Certification in Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease (2017) (DBAC)

He holds two Masters of Science degrees in HUMAN NUTRITION (University of Bridgeport- CT)) and another in METABOLIC and NUTRITIONAL MEDICINE (University of Florida School of Medicine-Tampa). He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP), the American Heart Association (FAHA), American Society of Hypertension (FASH), American College of Nutrition (FACN) and American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (FAARM).

He graduated with highest honors (Summa Cum Laude) and the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honorary society distinction from Vanderbilt Medical School and completed his medical internship and residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), then returned to Vanderbilt Medical Center where he was chief resident in medicine and served on the full- time faculty from 1978 to1990.

Dr. Houston has presented over 10,000 lectures, nationally and internationally and published over 250 medical articles, scientific abstracts in peer reviewed medical journal, books and book chapters. He is on the consulting editorial board for many medical journals and was previously

Editor –in –Chief for JANA (Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association. He is an author, teacher and active in clinical research.

He has published seven best- selling books:

Handbook of Antihypertensive Therapy

Vascular Biology for the Clinician

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Hypertension

Hypertension Handbook for Students and Clinicians

The Hypertension Handbook

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Heart Disease.

Nutrition and Integrative Strategies in Cardiovascular Medicine. This is his most recent book in which he is both a book chapter contributor and Co-Editor with Steve Sinatra, M.D. He is one of the founding members and director of the International Society of Integrative Metabolic and Functional Cardiovascular Medicine (ISIMFC) founded in 2012.

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 Medical Group and Hospital in Nashville, TN.

He founded the Hypertension Institute in 2000. Please visit the web site www.hypertensioninstitute.com.

Enter the campus and proceed past the Emergency Room, Admitting and the Heart Institute Parking. Enter the garage on the right, which reads “Parking for Doctor’s Appointments.” This garage is located under the Medical Plaza Building. If you need special help, proceed to the blue level of the garage. Wheelchairs are available. Proceed to plaza elevators, go to the 4th floor and follow signs to Suites 400.