Biography

Dr. Mark Rowe has been a practicing family physician for over 20 years, having graduated from Medical School (UCD, Ireland) in 1991. He is the founder of the Waterford Health Park, which has become both the base for Dr. Rowe’s medical practice as well as the ‘Lifestyle Medicine Be Well Clinic’. The Healthcare Facility was a short listed finalist for World Building of the year at the World Architecture festival awards in 2010.

In 2013 , the Waterford Health Park received the Global Health Improvement Award, ‘A Place to Flourish.’ Dr. Rowe is the author of two books – ‘A Prescription for Happiness: The Ten Commitments to a Happier, Healthier Life’ and ‘The Men’s Health Book’. Mark is also a regular contributor for a number of publications including the Farmer’s Journal, where he shares his thoughts on positive health and wellbeing practices.

As a Keynote speaker, Mark Rowe regularly delivers events and workshops for organisations around the world. His TEDx talk titled ‘The Doctor of the Future: Prescribing Lifestyle as Medicine’ took place in University College Dublin in 2017. Notable engagements to date have included UCD Smurfit Executive Leadership Program, the American House of Representatives and a number of Fortune 500 companies. Dr. Mark Rowe is among the first medical professionals globally to be certified as a Diplomate of the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine. Lifestyle Medicine is defined as an evidence-based ‘lifestyle first’ approach to prevention and treatment of chronic disease. Mark Rowe has always held a strong desire to change the culture of ‘a pill for every ill’. Instead he advocates lifestyle change as the best medicine for lasting wellbeing.

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In the Press

Dr. Mark on RTE Nationwide

Listen to Dr. Rowe on Nationwide speaks about happiness and …

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Marian Finucane RTE Radio 1 Interview

Dr. Mark speaks to Marian Finucane on Radio 1 (video)

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Gay Byrne of Lyric FM speaks about Dr. Mark

Gay Byrne speaks about Mark on his Radio show on …

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The Irish Times Review of A Prescription for Happiness

A good evening at the theatre can leave you feeling …

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Dr. Mark in The Sunday Business Post

The Sunday business post covers Dr. Mark’s programme for welnness …

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Dr. Mark on RTE Morning Edition

Dr. Rowe appeared on RTE morning edition TV on Monday …

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Dr. Mark in the Irish Independent

Dr Mark Rowe: Going easy on the drink will make …

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