With 40 years of experience in the medical field, the famed pediatrician, Dr. Mark Holterman, is recently retired from his long time post as Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, but he has showed no signs of slowing down. This is evident through the establishment of his organization, The Mariam Life, which specializes in regenerative medicine, aiding biotechnology companies in their pursuit of new discoveries and therapy treatments. If The Mariam Life follows the path of Dr. Holterman’s storied past endeavors, it is sure to be great success across the medical field.
Born and raised on a farm in Wisconsin, Dr. Holterman was the first in his family to attend college, studying biology at Yale University. Upon graduation, he attended medical school at the University of Virginia, where after he entered the field of Pediatrics.
While in med school, Dr. Holterman met his wife Ai-Xuan Le, and the two married. After finishing his residency at the University of Virginia, Dr. Holterman moved his growing family to Seattle, where he became a pediatric surgery fellow at the University of Washington’s Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, later moving to Quebec where Dr. Holterman worked at the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal. Moving next to Illinois, Dr. Holterman taught as a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago for over 20 years, also holding the post of chief surgeon at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois.
Further international undertakings include membership in PAPS, the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons, which Dr. Holterman holds in connection with his medical undertakings in Asia. A trip to Vietnam with his Vietnamese born wife prompted Dr. Holterman to found the American nonprofit IPSAC-VN in response to his visit to a children’s hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. IPSAC-VN focuses on the improvement of hospital conditions in Vietnam, supplying new medical equipment with the goal of reducing hospital infections.
Rated one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly an impressive 7 times, Dr. Holterman has acquired several distinguished honors throughout his career and continues to be a leader in the medical arena.