DDr. Mark Holterman graduated from the University of Virginia with a medical and immunology degree. As a pediatric surgeon, he has been a part of the staff at Children’s Hospital at OSF Healthcare for several years (http://peoria.medicine.uic.edu/departments/surgery/surgery-faculty/name/mark-holterman/). In his capacity as a surgeon, Dr. Holterman has been instrumental in restoring good health to countless little ones. However, he has always had a strong desire to join with other medical professionals in improving and advancing the health care industry for the benefit of patients and their families.
Another role Dr. Holterman plays in the world of medicine is professor. He teaches other doctors how to be surgeons and how to best treat the medical problems of children at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He also works tirelessly on research, in the pursuit of better ways to manage and even cure such childhood nightmares as diabetes and cancer.
The University of Illinois College of Medicine, where Dr. Holterman teaches, recently implemented the Programs of Clinical Excellence by way of their Pediatrics Department. The team that makes the program work are dedicated to making sure that pediatric patients and their families receive the benefits of extensive research into cures for childhood diseases. They encourage education and preventative actions and are laser focused on making sure that children are treated with respect and compassion.
As a member of the board of directors for TargaCell, Inc., Dr. Mark Holterman has seen amazing progress in the area of stem cell therapy. The company developed a way to target specific organs when administering adult stem cells. The Alliance for the Advancement of Cellular Therapy was co-founded by Dr. Holterman. He never uses stem cells from embryos in his research as he feels that would be unethical. Instead, he relies on fetal stem cells obtained because of miscarriages to do his research.