The Highly Qualified Pediatrician; Mark Holterman

Dr. Mark Holterman works as a surgeon, a researcher, an entrepreneur, a lecturer, a philanthropist, a professor and a medical author. All the work he does revolve around medicine, specializing in pediatrics although he can perform other general medical procedures.

He is a founder and the CEO of Mariam Global Health that researchers on medical concerns. Here, his research focuses on medical technologies that aid in the treatment of cancer, obesity management, and stem cell regeneration therapy. He teaches surgical residents and medical students as a professor at the University of Illinois.

Mark supports many health charitable institutions such as the (IPSAC-VN) which is an International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Vietnam Children. He donates his time apart from money to support children who either need minor or major surgeries.

He has served in several medical institutions such as Rush University Medical Center where he was the pediatric attending surgeon and at Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital where was acting as the surgeon-in-chief. Mark is also a professional member of several medical organizations.

Among his major success in medicine is creating a synthetic trachea to replace a damaged one through surgical implantation. The trachea is created from patients’ bone marrow cells and Mark has used this technique to treat thyroiditis, diabetes and to encourage the production of T-cells in myasthenia gravis patients.

Coming from a poor background, Mark Holterman did not lose his hope of life. He did well at his High School level and was able to secure a position at Yale University. At the University, he majored in Biology and graduated summa cum laude in 1980 (DialDish). He pursued his Ph.D. and MD from the University of Virginia, School of Medicine.

Later, he completed his general surgery residency in Health Sciences at the University of Virginia. He also had a pediatric surgery fellowship through Washington University at the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center (

Mark is a family man despite his tight medical commitments. He is married to Ai-Xuan who he met at the University when he was taking his medical studies. They have three children and Mark is an active member of his family.