Medical practitioner, Dr. Mark Holterman is passionate about initiatives aiming to improve access to care. For this reason, he initiated the formation of The Hannah Sunshine Foundation, a nonprofit that supports children with rare conditions. The organization champions the use of regenerative and cellular therapies. Sarah Hughes, a mid-aged woman, who has Systemic Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is among the three people who inspired the founding of the organization. Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis affects the heart, lungs, joints, and liver and is rare, only occurring in 10-20% of children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Unfortunately, there is no cure yet, but doctors can manage the condition. During the active stage of the disease, Dr. Mark Holterman recommends aggressive treatment to avert possible damages to the joints. Read more at Vitals to know more about Dr. Mark Holterman.
Dr. Mark is an alumnus of the University of Virginia and Yale University, also supports the IPSAC, Vietnam. IPSAC-VN is an organization that advances pediatric surgical care in Vietnam and relies on volunteers and donors. The volunteers train and lecture at affiliate medical schools as well as provide patient care and surgery at hospitals in Vietnam.
Dr. Mark Holterman is also an avid researcher and educator. He is a University of Illinois professor and the current CEO of Mariam Global Health. Over the years Dr. Mark has worked in different fields of clinical medicine. For twelve years, he was an attending pediatric surgeon at the Rush University Medical center. Since 2011, Dr. Mark Holterman has served as a pediatric surgeon at the OSF Healthcare. He primarily specializes in pediatric and general surgery and runs his practice in Maywood and Peoria, Illinois. Dr. Mark Holterman founded Mariam Global Health, a venture firm that supports impact innovators in science and healthcare. Read more about his interview at ideamensch.com.
From the on-the-job and research experience, Dr. Mark Holterman comprehends the difficulties in the medical field. Nevertheless, he is optimistic about the role of new technology in advancing therapeutic options for a variety of diseases. He endeavors to employ new treatment options when administering care. Dr. Mark Holterman is a recipient of the On-time Doctor Award, Patient’s Choice Award, Compassionate Doctor Recognition and America’s Top Doctor Award.