The Modern Pediatric Surgeon and Researcher-Dr. Mark Holterman

With over two decades of experience, Dr. Mark Holterman continues to serve in his field of expertise at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, where he serves as the Professor of Surgery & Pediatrics. He is also a founder and CEO of Mariam Global Health, a global business firm that focuses on helping scientists and healthcare professionals build their business and bring their innovations to the market.

As a professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Holterman also contributes to the Programs of Clinical Excellence through its Pediatrics Department (Facebook). The program provides advanced education to students through research and treatment of childhood diseases. The staff uses the latest advancements to improve children’s healthcare in the state while providing a source of livelihood for physicians in the area.

The Programs of Clinical Excellence administers ten initiatives that include the Thriving Illinois Kids Engagement System, the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, the Pediatric Diabetes Program, and the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center (https://gazetteday.com/2017/10/dr-mark-holterman-child-hero/). Other areas of interest are pediatric lung research, pediatric neurological and developmental disorders, asthma and follow-ups of childhood cancer survivors.

Dr. Mark Holterman is also serving as a pediatric surgeon at OSF Healthcare and has held various surgery positions at Rush University Medical Center, Advocate Children’s Hospital, Seattle Children’s and the University of Virginia. He also maintains links to several professional organizations such as American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatrics, Surgical Section, American Diabetes Association, and is a co-founder at the Alliance for the Advancement of Cellular Therapies (AACT)

AACT has collaborated with CellR4 to publish researches from AACT conferences. The research focuses on knowledge around cellular repair, regeneration, reprogramming, and differentiation. In one of his blogs, DR. Holterman, explains how cellular therapies can help heal injuries and combat illnesses. The research aims at proving how transplanted cells can help revitalize the healing process and boost the body’s immune system.

In addition to being a professor and pediatric surgeon, Dr. Holterman’s contributions towards research earned him the Innovative Research Award from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). He also received the America’s Top Doctors honor form Castle Connolly and the NIH Medical Scientist Training Program.