Dr. Mark Holterman: The Journey of a Surgical Expert and True Philanthropist

Dr. Mark Holterman is credited with many roles in his life including researcher, educator, surgeon, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and more. It is a truly inspirational story that ended up in the highest level of pediatric surgery from a family of farmers with no college education for his parents. He earned his graduation from Yale University in biology and attended medical education at the renowned University of Virginia. After his medical education, Dr. Holterman joined the Health Sciences Center of the University of Virginia as a resident surgeon.


Later, he also worked at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center of the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Holterman also collaborated with the Clinical Research Institute in Montreal, Canada, as a research associate. Apart from two decades of clinical and research experience, he is also serving as the Chief Executive of Mariam Global Health, an investment firm that focuses on opportunities in the innovative medical technologies and businesses. Dr. Holterman also serves as a faculty member at the College of Medicine – the University of Illinois since 2011.


He is also serving as a pediatric surgeon at St. Francis Medical Center, Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital, and Children’s Hospital of Illinois. Dr. Holterman conducts medical research in the areas of regenerative treatment options, stem cells, novel methodologies to fight diabetes and cancer, and more at the famous University of Illinois. American Diabetes Association appreciated his works and honored him with their Innovative Research Award (http://weeklyopinion.com/2017/10/the-brilliance-and-aptitude-of-dr-mark-holterman/). It is a fact that regenerative medicine has the capacity to become a milestone in the medical history and considered as a highly promising field.


The interest of Dr. Holterman in the area of regenerative medicine combined with his philanthropic thoughts compelled him to co-found Hannah Sunshine Foundation (Interview.net). It is a charitable organization working on finding children who are struggling with rare chronic conditions and offer them regenerative treatments at the cellular level. He is also a backbone of IPSAC-VN, an organization working to get expert pediatric specialists assistance for the children of Vietnam to save thousands of young lives. Dr. Holterman is also known for writing many scientific articles, reviewing medical journals, preparing textbook chapters on immunology, and more.



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