Dr. Mark Holterman has been involved in the field of medicine since his passion brought him to Yale in 1976 to major in the field of Biology. Since his early days, his passion for healthcare has experienced some exciting changes as he advanced into some of the most exciting and ever evolving areas of modern medicine. After Dr. Mark Holterman’s basic education was complete, he decided to further his degree in Immunology and Internal Medicine.
After contemplating his field of specialty further, Dr. Mark Holterman decided to become involved in pediatric surgery. He took advantage of his acquired skills in immunology and worked his way up to chief surgeon of Advocate Children’s Hospital in Chicago. In addition, he became a professor at the University of Illinois for several years while he furthered his medical research capabilities.
During his work in Chicago, he has performed thousands of pediatric surgeries at the Children’s Hospital of OSF Healthcare in Illinois. Holterman’s passion for helping children with illnesses and disease is evident by his continued efforts to improve the lives of thousands of children through his surgical and immunological expertise. This effort has since begun to span into a global effort. Presently, he continues offering his teaching skills by teaching pediatric surgery to surgical residents and medical students.
In 2012, Dr. Mark Holterman began a new medical journey on a global scale by the founding of Mariam Global Health of which he is the CEO. In his need to continue to assist others through his expertise, he set out to work with his medical professional friends to help shape their ideas on healthcare into positive initiatives. The focus is to bring these initiatives to benefit medical treatments for people around the world (Medicaldailytimes). In addition to pediatrics, his passion through Mariam Global Health is assisting medical professionals in other countries in the areas of Autoimmunity and Stem Cell Research.
The team Dr. Holterman has put together at Mariam Global Health also examines proposals for medical start-up companies in other countries to find the ones that have the best chance of success and the greatest possible medical impact to different regions of the world. Once a medical start up is chosen by Mariam Global Health, he works closely with them to get them off the ground. Their initiatives include getting them the medical funding they need to operate and the managerial assistance to help them on the path to success.