Dr. Mark Houston graduated phi beta kappa and summa cum laude from Rhodes College, with a BA in chemistry and math. He graduated with highest honors and the Alpha Omega Alpha honorary society distinction from Vanderbilt Medical School. He completed his medical training at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) then return to serve as Chief Resident in Medicine at Vanderbilt Medical Center where he received the Hillman Award of the Best Teacher.. Dr Houston is the Director of the Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology, Medical Director of the Division of Human Nutrition and Medical Director of Clinical Research at the Hypertension Institute in Nashville, TN. He is on the faculty and Director of the Advanced Cardiovascular Modules 16 A4M/MMI in the US and Director of the Cardiovascular Module 2 for A4M/MMI. He is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Health Care Sciences at George Washington University (GWU) School of Medicine and Health Science. He served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine then as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and was Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, (VUMS) . He also served as an Adjunct Professor in Metabolic Medicine at the University of South Florida, Tampa (USF) Medical School (2014-2918).