Meet Our Team

Mark Hechler, DO


Mark Hechler, DO


Professional Biography

Dr. Hechler specializes in Otorhinolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery. He started his practice in Warrensburg, MO in 1996 after completing residency. He has been an active member in the community as he raised his family. A recent empty nester, Dr. Hechler continues to pursue new endeavors. He recently received his private pilot’s license and is working to get his instrument rating. He is also an avid runner and is working toward a goal of running a marathon on every continent and all 50 states.


Truman University Kirksville, MO‍

  • Undergrad

Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine Kirksville, MO

  • Medical School

Deconess Hospital St. Louis, MO

  • Internship

Deaconess Hospital St. Louis, MO

  • Otorhinolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery Residency


  • Medical Missions Foundation, Volunteer Surgeon, Botosani, Romania, Gulu, Uganda

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