Dr. Mark Holterman: International Pediatric Specialist

Dr. Mark Holterman has played many professional rolls throughout the course of his life. His skills include, but are not limited to; pediatrics, vaccinations, diabetes, obesity and so much more. Dr. Holterman is certified in general surgery as well as pediatric surgery (Markjholterman). His professional career of being a surgeon began in 1988 after receiving a BA from Yale University and his MD-PhD from the University of Virginia.

Mark has received the America’s Top Doctors award three times. He is also bilingual, speaking English and Spanish. While attending college at the UVA he met his wife through a mutual passion for surgery. Ai-Xuan, Mark’s wife, would later become a pediatric surgeon as well. After marriage the pair had 3 sons together and continued their careers in the medical field.

Ai-Xuan Holterman is a native of Vietnam, where the pair took a trip to Ho Chi Minh City to visit the largest children’s hospital there. It was very over-crowded and understaffed. After meeting with the chief surgeon of that hospital, the three created a nonprofit organization to help pediatric patients in need and provide easier access to patient care.

Mark’s medical research moved him to co-found an organization called The Hannah Sunshine Foundation. This is a nonprofit organization that seeks to find children who are suffering from rare diseases, to give them better access to regenerative treatments.

Dr. Mark Holterman has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. He is now the CEO of the investment firm Mariam Global Health. Mark is also a full time professor teaching his students pediatrics and surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Along with being a professor, he studies stem cell treatments and regenerative medicine. Dr Holterman belongs to the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics.


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