Dr. Mark Holterman: Trailblazing Medical Researcher, Educator, and Practitioner

Dr. Mark J. Holterman, MD, Ph.D., is a leading medical researcher, educator, and surgeon based in Peoria, Illinois. Dr. Holterman has dedicated nearly thirty years of his life forging a career as an accomplished researcher and medical professional.


Education and Experience


Dr. Holterman completed his undergraduate degree at Yale University, graduating cum laude with a degree in biology before earning his MD and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia with a focus in immunology (https://health.usnews.com/doctors/mark-holterman-3618). Upon graduating, he completed a residency in general surgery with the University of Virginia Health Sciences Department and a subsequent fellowship in pediatric surgery at the University of Washington’s Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Holterman specializes in pediatric and general surgery, and his research interests include innovative cancer treatments and stem cell therapies as well as regenerative medicine, obesity, and diabetes.


Professional Career


After receiving his Ph.D. and MD, Dr. Holterman would go on to serve as surgeon-in-chief at Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital and as an attending pediatric surgeon at Rush University Medical Center. He would additionally spend two years as a Research Associate at the Clinical Research Institute in Montreal. Dr. Holterman now splits his time between his role as professor of surgery and pediatrics with the University of Illinois College of Medicine and as CEO of Mariam Global Health, a global health industry investment, and business management firm. Dr. Holterman additionally maintains affiliations with the University of Chicago Medical Department, the University of Illinois Hospital, the Loyola University Medical Center, and the St. Alexius Medical Center, as well as a multitude of other medical institutions.




Dr. Holterman has been consistently recognized as a leading academic and practitioner in the medical sector (Peoria.Medicine.UIC.edu). He has been routinely featured on Castle Connolly’s “America’s Top Doctors” list throughout the last decade and is a recipient of the Innovative Research Award from the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Holterman is also the recipient of multiple awards from medical professional database Vitals.com, including their Patients’ Choice Award, On-Time Doctor Award, and Compassionate Doctor Recognition Awards.

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