Located in Peoria, Illinois, Dr. Mark J. Holterman has 30 plus years of medical experience in pediatric surgery. He is affiliated with the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. His early life in medicine includes his academic career at Yale, a school that he holds close to his heart. While he was at Yale, Dr. Holterman studied biology, primarily (Weeklyopinion). Upon the year of 1980 soon after graduating from Yale, he then decided to attend medical school at the University of Virginia. His initial goal was to become a pediatrician, but he also partook in the National Institutes of Health program in order to also become a medical scientist. Soon after graduating from the University of Virginia, Dr. Holterman became a surgical resident at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center.
After a few decades, Dr. Holterman began serving as a medical professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Now, his professional life encompasses a multitude of activities such as serving as a CEO of an investment firm known as Mariam Global Health which aids in the funding of medical businesses and research. Currently, he now spends the majority of his time conducting medical research. More specifically, stem cells and other forms of regenerative treatments as well as developing new cancer and diabetes treatments.
Because of Dr. Holterman’s research in stem cells and regenerative treatments, he co-found a charity organization known as The Hannah Sunshine Foundation which is a nonprofit organization that gives children with rare and chronic illnesses access to regenerative and stem cell therapies and treatments. He is extremely interested in finding possible cures to a plethora of horrible diseases and cancers for children and adults alike. It is his hard work and endeavors that has earned him a place in the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as the American College of Surgeons.