Dr. Mark Houston is Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Clinical Instructor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Health Care Sciences at George Washington University (GWU), Adjunct Professor in Metabolic Medicine at the University of South Florida Medical School. 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).
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 was selected as America’s Best Physicians in Cardiology 2018 by the National Consumer Advisory Board.
Dr. Houston 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).
Dr. Houston has presented over 10,000 lectures, nationally and internationally and published over 250 medical articles, scientific abstracts in peer reviewed medical journals, books and book chapters. He is on the consulting editorial board for many medical journals and was previous 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 Dr. Steve Sinatra
Personalized and Precision Integrative Cardiovascular Medicine Houston , Mark, 2020
He is the founder of the Hypertension Institute at Saint Thomas Hospital. Please visit the website hypertensioninstitute.com.