Dr. Mark Holterman- Surgeon, Professor, Humanitarian

As a professor of surgery and pediatrics and a University of Illinois pediatric surgeon, Dr. Mark Holterman has performed surgery on literally thousands of children. He is also currently working in the Children’s Hospital at the OSF Healthcare pediatric surgery wing in Illinois in addition to teaching pediatric surgery to both medical students and surgical residents. And, as the founder of Mariam Global Health in 2012, Dr. Mark Holterman is also CEO there. Two of his favorite subjects are stem cell research and autoimmunity, so he and his colleagues are concentrating much of their efforts on assisting others and shaping their innovative ideas and turning them into major healthcare initiatives aimed at benefiting people worldwide.


The Face of Medical Innovation

Dr. Holterman’s team examines a number of proposals from medical startup companies, looking for those that possess the greatest potential to shine in the field of medicine. If chosen, they are on the receiving end of funding to help them with following through on their ideas with Dr. Holterman’s expert managerial assistance. Dr. Holterman and his team give many medical innovators the opportunity to bring their products and services that they imaginative ideas to fruition. And, many of them also end up finding themselves in the enviable position of expanding their startup businesses in a much shorter amount of time than expected. When they work with Dr. Holterman, they are armed with more tools for combatting some of the most intimidating illnesses out there, as well as being on their way to being able to change the face of medical care worldwide in a very positive way.


Helping the IPSAC-VN

One charitable organization that Dr. Holterman donates a significant amount of time to is called The International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN). This particular organization is aimed at improving the overall state of the healthcare system in Vietnam. They arrange to have a variety of medical personnel, including surgeons, assist by volunteering their time to surgical centers all over Vietnam. Much of their equipment is donated by the volunteers from U.S. donations.