Dr. Mark Holterman is a medical researcher and a pediatric surgeon who supports charitable organizations involved in pediatric care. One such group is International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN) which relies on volunteers and donors to accomplish its goals. The organization helps healthcare professionals in Vietnam to increase their capacity and improve access to pediatric surgical care. The medical volunteers lectures, trains and provides patient care and surgery at affiliated hospitals and medical schools.
The educator is a member of several organizations one of them being the American Diabetes Association (ADA). ADA is a non-profit organization that conducts research, educates and advocates for activities relating to the treatment, cure, and prevention of diabetes. It collaborated with American Psychological Association to offer Mental Health Provider Education Program (http://markjholterman.strikingly.com/). The program supports mental health professionals who are willing to cater to the psychosocial challenges in diabetes management. The professionals undertake a five-hour online course and a seven-hour face to face seminar after which their names are listed in ADA website.
Dr. Mark Holterman holds a BA in Biology from Yale University and an MD, Ph.D. in Medicine and Immunology from the University of Virginia (Doctors.HealthGrove). His specialty is in pediatric surgery, and he has a research interest in regenerative medicine, obesity, stem cell therapies and novel cancer treatment. His commitment in what he does has earned him awards like Innovative Research Award, National Merit Scholar, and America’s Top Doctor.
Dr. Holterman has almost three decades of experience and is currently a pediatric surgery professor at University of Illinois College of Medicine. He doubles his role as an educator with practicing at OSF St Francis Medical Centre. The surgeon is also the CEO of Mariam Global Health and is a co-founder of The Hannah Sunshine and Alliance for the Advancement of Cellular Therapies. He serves different boards in different capacities some of them are, TargaCell LLC and Endowment for Human Development.
The adept medic has previously worked at Rush University Medical Centre and Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital. He is a member of or is affiliated with Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons, American Pediatric Surgical Association and American College of Surgeons.