Bending The Learning Curve, Dr. Mark Holterman

Mark J. Holterman recognizes that there’s much uncertainty about the best course of treatment for long-term diabetes care. The quality of care determines practical outcomes for patients, enabling them to live normal, active lives, despite having a chronic illness. In his 20 years plus career as a physician and study clinical, Dr. Holterman has helped bridge new groundbreaking discoveries in the field of diabetes research. Prior to becoming a professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Holterman focused on developing new methodologies for diabetes treatment. He was recognized for his work by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), which awarded him the Innovative Research Award. The award is given to dedicated individuals who through extensive research and clinical studies develop new approaches to treat diabetes.


Despite having an active pediatric surgeon practice, holding a position as CEO at Mariam Global Health and being a professor of pediatric surgery, Dr. Mark Holterman still finds time to give back. One of the charity organizations that he supports is the International Pediatric Specialist Alliance for the children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN). The IPSAC-VN minimizes the health risks of children living in Vietnam. In addition to his involvement with IPSAC-VN, Dr. Holterman is also a supporter of its International Scholar Program. The purpose of the program is to provide funding to local medical professionals for continuing education at institutions of higher learning.


Dr. Holterman is based in Peoria, he has taught pediatric surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine for six years (Doctors.WebMD). He’s a board certified, active pediatric surgeon at the Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital, St. Francis Medical Center, and the Children’s Hospital of Illinois. Dr. Holterman continues to participate in ongoing clinical research, he maintains an interest in advances in medicines regarding discoveries in the fields of stem cell studies and the long-term possibilities of regenerative medicine.


For his undergraduate education, Dr. Mark J. Holterman attended Yale University, where he earned a degree in biology. After graduating cum laude, he went on to obtain a Ph.D. and MD from the University of Virginia.

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