Dr. Mark J. Holterman, a pediatric surgeon, has had an astonishingly influential career thus far. He is the CEO of Mariam Global Health, a global business and investment management firm. This company invests in businesses that are striving to bring new technology and scientific innovation to the market to make a positive impact on healthcare (Twitter). Not only is Dr. Holterman a summa cum laude graduate of Yale University, he has held several other impressive positions throughout his professional life.
Dr. Holterman made his way up the ladder, starting with a residency in general surgery before moving to Chief Surgeon for two years at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Illinois. He has spent a great deal of time sharing his knowledge via 13-year professorship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2011, he took on the role of Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine-Peoria.
In addition to the hard work Dr. Holterman puts in as a surgeon, he also illustrates a passion for research and advancement in medical care. He spent almost two years conducting immunology research at the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal. His passion for research goes hand-in-hand with his devotion to charity work. One charity, in particular, is the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN). Though monetary contributions are important, Dr. Holterman donates his time as well by being hands-on in the research process. He has authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed articles and medical texts.
Volunteers at IPSAC-VN have a wide variety of roles and duties. From performing surgery and administering patient care to training medical staff and providing education on new techniques. Organizations like IPSAC-VN and Children’s Surgery International are extremely significant in providing care to children in Vietnam (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-holterman-70087863). By teaching medical students surgical techniques and procedures, these children are able to undergo a multitude of life-saving surgeries. Examples include organ transplants, removing tumors, repairing heart disorders, and even spinal surgeries.
Through both monetary donations and lengthy hands-on interaction, Dr. Holterman has already made a huge impact on healthcare and its progress and continues to be devoted to advancing medicine and the most positive ways (MarkHolterman.WordPress).