Dr. Mark Holterman has devoted his entire professional life to the betterment of the field of medicine. In his role at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, he teaches young professionals about the mechanics of surgery and pediatric medicine. He has also devoted much of his research to find a cure for conditions of a chronic nature, with a particular focus on diabetes. He is well respected in this field and is a member of the American Diabetes Association.

 

With this in mind, the ADA recently announced that it was entering into a joint initiative with the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. The purpose of this initiative is to tackle the alarming increase of type 2 diabetes that is occurring in children and adolescents. This is an issue that Dr. Holterman is passionate about.

 

As a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Mark Holterman serves families throughout the region (http://doctors.healthgrove.com/l/241393/Mark-Holterman-in-Chicago-Illinois). While his main office is located in Maywood, Illinois, he also works out of another facility in Peoria. With nearly three decades of experience under his belt, parents have grown to trust him as their family doctor. He is also trained and experienced in a variety of general surgery procedures. Professionally, he is affiliated with the following organizations: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Loyola University Medical Center. Because of his specialty training, Dr. Holterman is also qualified to perform fetal surgery, in addition to being able to treat infants, children, and adolescents.

 

Currently, Dr. Holterman is also the CEO of Mariam Global Health. Between that and his role as a professor at the University of Illinois, he stays rather busy (WeeklyOpinion). He continues to be a researcher, educator, and medical practitioner. Believing that a doctor can never stop learning, he is continually looking for ways to better provide life-saving treatment to his patients. In that realm, he has also devoted his life to helping others in a volunteer capacity. One of his proudest accomplishments is being able to assist medical professionals in Vietnam to gain better access to pediatric surgical care and to increase their knowledge in this area.

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