Meet Mark Anthony Vann II, MD. Dr. Vann is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon in the Southwest Houston area. His main goal is to have patients “Step back into life” and be able to resume the activities that they enjoy doing. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Vann began his career in medicine by attending the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. While in college he majored in Movement Science and made the Dean’s List. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1998. He attended medical school at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and graduated in 2002. He received the Douglas-Satcher Clerkship and the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Awards while in medical school. In addition to academics, Dr. Vann did find time to volunteer for committee programs and serve on school committees. Some included Study Skills Workshop, Reach Out to Youth and Adolescent Substance Abuse Programs.
Dr. Vann did his residency at Howard University Hospital where he was elected Administrative Chief Resident and was named “Outstanding Resident of the Year’ at Howard University Hospital and “Orthopedic Chief Resident of the Year’ at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center – Washington, DC in 2006/2007. He chose to specialize in Orthopedics because he wants to restore patients back to the life that they want to lead. While training as a resident, he served as football team physician for the District of Columbia Public Schools from 2004 to 2006. After finishing his residency, he completed a Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Reconstruction Fellowship under the direction of Arthur Manoli, MD at the Michigan International Foot and Ankle Center in Pontiac in 2008.
After completing his formal medical training, he began practicing as an Orthopedic Surgeon with Texas Gulf Medical Associates/Signature Medical Group at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Wharton, Texas from 2008 to 2010. In March of 2010, he started a solo private practice in cities of Bellaire and Sugar Land, Texas where complex foot and ankle injuries are his area of clinical interests. Dr. Vann received a joint appointment as Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and Michael DeBakey Veteran Affairs Medical Center in 2011. His responsibilities include the education of residents in the care of complex orthopedic foot and ankle conditions.
In addition to having active medical licenses in both the states of Michigan and Texas, he has memberships in many professional organizations that include American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Texas Orthopedic Association, Texas Medical Association, Houston Medical Forum, Harris County Medical Society and the Houston Orthopedic Society in which serves as treasurer. He has also involved himself in clinical research that resulted in publications and presentations. Dr. Vann is happily married to Dr. Lois Vann, and they have two children, a 5 year old son and a daughter who was recently born. He enjoys sporting activities, spending time with his family and is very much interested in mentoring the next generation of health care leaders..