Dr. Mark Holerman: Pediatric Surgeon, Professor, Medical Researcher, and Philanthropist

There are many people that hone their skills in one area and then stick with it for life, Dr. Mark Holterman is not that kind of man. He is a pediatrician, surgeon, college professor, philanthropist, and more. He is not the type of person to be content with just doing enough to get by. He always goes above and beyond to expand his learning and, most importantly, use his knowledge to help others.


Holterman was the first in his family to go to college, he attended the Ivy League school Yale studying microbiology. He continued his education at the University of Virginia where he was on the course to become a pediatrician and medical scientist. Even during his college years, Dr. Mark Holterman had drive and interest in many subjects (Angel.co). While at UVA he met his future wife Ai-Xuan Le who was also in the medical program. After graduating, Holterman went on to do his residency then fellowship in surgery. He even spent two years in Quebec working as a research associate gaining even more experience in the medical field.


Currently, Dr. Mark Holterman juggles many different roles. He is a pediatrician with two medical offices in Illinois, a pediatric surgeon at Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital and at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois, St. Francis Medical Center. Think that is it? Wrong, he is also a professor at the University of Illinois and a researcher there studying regenerative medicine. He is the CEO of Mariam Global Health Fund which supports new medical business ideas. The man clearly likes to stay busy.


Philanthropy is very important to Dr. Mark Holterman (https://doctor.webmd.com/doctor/mark-holterman-md-a978422c-387f-40a8-b4b3-b5894444d1af-overview). He co-founded a non-profit organization called The Hannah Sunshine Foundation which assists children to get access to regenerative procedures. Along with wife and fellow pediatric surgeon, Ai-Xuan Le, Hamilton is on the board of the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN). Their goal is to improve medical conditions and quality of care for children in Vietnam. Dr. Mark Holterman has set out to make a positive impact on the world and he has.

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