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Dr. Mark Holterman’s Commitment to Pediatric Care

If you haven’t heard of Dr. Mark Holterman, he is a prominent pediatric surgeon in Illinois; he is also a professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and more importantly, he is a hero to children in dire need of medical treatment. Dr. Holterman attended the prestigious Yale University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology in 1980. Shortly after graduating from Yale University, he attended the University of Virginia, where he earned an MD-PhD in immunology and medicine, in 1988. Needless to say, Dr. Mark Holterman possesses a wealth of knowledge that he can impart to his students, as well as real-world experience.


When Dr. Holterman is not fulfilling his role as a professor or surgeon, he focuses on charitable work, which involves spending his free time helping organizations that provide medical care to children (LinkedIn). One such organization is the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam, a network of clinicians and support staff that all work collectively, to provide medical care to children based in Vietnam.


In addition to his work with the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam, Dr. Holterman is the Co-founder of the Hannah Sunshine Foundation, one of the few foundations that focuses exclusively on developing medical breakthroughs to help children with rare diseases. Dr. Holterman is also the Co-founder of the Alliance for the Advancement of Cellular Therapies, an organization that aims to create advancements in the field of regenerative medicine and cell therapy.


If you have ever heard the saying “medicine is a calling, not a profession,” it is a hard truth that can easily be applied to Dr. Holterman. In addition to a plethora of other duties, the doctor still makes time to serve as an active member of the American Diabetes Association, which has reportedly partnered with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Collectively, these two entities will be working to bring awareness to the increasing number of type 2 diabetes cases, amongst children between the ages of 8 to 16.

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