Mark Holterman, MD is a professor and faculty member at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He attended Yale University as a biology major, then attended medical school at the University of Virginia. He participated in the National Institutes of Health program with the intent to be a pediatrician. After graduating from medical school he became a surgery resident at UVA’s Health Sciences Center. He moved to Seattle to be a pediatric surgery fellow at the University of Washington’s Children Hospital and Medical Center. He worked at the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal as a research associate.
Dr. Holterman has also worked as a pediatric surgeon at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois, St. Francis Medical Center and the Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital.
In addition to being a professor at the University of Illinois, he has also conducted research there. He studied stem cell and other regenerative related treatments to find ways to fight cancer and diabetes. The American Diabetes Association has honored him for his research.
Thanks to his research, Dr. Holerman has co-founded the charity organization Hannah Sunshine Foundation, a non-profit that helps children who are suffering from rare diseases and hopes to help them have access to regenerative treatments involved cells.
Dr. Holterman also works with IPSAC-VN alongside his wife Ai-Xuan Le. There, they have gone to Vietnam to visit the largest children’s hospital in Ho Minh City. They became a non-profit in 2009. They hope to decrease hospital infections, which are a huge problem in Vietnam.
Dr. Mark Holterman has over 20 years of experience and has written for several medical journals and textbooks. He maintains two offices in Illinois and is now the Chief Executive Officer of the investment firm Mariam Global Health that helps fund medical businesses. He is a part of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Surgeons.