Dr. Mark Holterman grew up in rural Wisconsin, the son of a farmer who stepped outside the family business to become a highly sought-after Board Certified, Pediatric, and General Surgeon. He practices at the St. Francis Medical Center, the Children’s Hospital of Illinois, and the Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Holterman is a member of the American College of Surgeons and of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
In addition, Holterman operates on and cares for pediatric patients at the hospital facilities of the University of Illinois, where he also conducts medical research–studying stem cell and other regenerative treatments to fight diabetes and cancer. Read reviews here.
Having spent years of training in science research and clinical medicine, Holterman understands and appreciates the medical advances arising out of mistakes and discoveries beginning at the patient’s bedside to the medicine cabinet.
Correspondingly, Dr. Holterman has co-founded The Hanna Sunshine Foundation, a nonprofit for children suffering from chronic illnesses who can benefit from regenerative treatments at a cellular level.
As CEO of Mariam Global Health, and investment firm funding and managing innovative medical businesses.
Dr. Holterman’s wife, Ai-Xuan Holterman, is from Vietnam, and on a 2007 trip to her former country, the couple visited Ho Chi Minh City where they toured the local children’s hospital.
The Holtermans were reportedly distressed at the overcrowding conditions often preventing individual patients from being properly cared for. They found many times family members were partial caregivers, staying (of necessity) with patients, which was causing concern in multiple areas.
These findings were the impetus for the Holtermans and the chief surgeon of the Ho Chi Minh City children’s hospital to collaborate on the creation of the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN.
As a result, IPSAC-VN is an American nonprofit teaming U.S. medical professionals with their Vietnamese counterparts. The organizational goal is to improve all hospital functions to reduce infections through newer procedures, training, and equipment.
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