Dr. Mark Holterman supports the international Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam(IPSAC-VN). The IPSAC-VN has been working towards the goal of improving pediatric medicine for the children residents of Vietnam. IPSAC-VN provides personnel, supplies and other resources to Vietnam region. They have a scholarship program where local medical professionals can go to further their education. The professionals get $2,500 to help with their travels to the United States. Once in the United States, they spend two months at a host institute to train in medical research or participate in the clinical examinations.
Dr. Mark Holterman is a member of the American Diabetes Association(ADA). The American Diabetes Association has a joint initiative with Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. They developed CampPowerUp, this helps the youth learn how to make healthier food choices. Healthier food choices can help lower the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. It also helps the children and teenagers engage in physical activities. CampPowerUp is for children and teens between the ages of eight and sixteen. The settings for CampPowerUp range from day camps to churches. As well as, After school programs and parks. ADA and the Children’s Hospital believe that this program can help stop the rise of Type 2 Diabetes in this age group.
Dr. Mark Holterman attended Yale University from 1976 to 1980, where he received is General and Biology Bachelor of Arts degree (GazetteDay). He went on to attend the University of Virginia for 1980 to 1988 where he received his MD-PhD in Medicine and Immunology. He was trained in clinical medicine and basic science research. He went on to work in clinical care for years.
From 2000 to 2012, Dr. Holterman was an attending pediatric surgeon at the Rush University Medical Center (https://angel.co/markjholterman). In 2011 he also worked as a Pediatric Surgeon at OSF Healthcare and as a professor of surgery and pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He still currently holding the Pediatric Surgeon at OSF and Professor positions. He is the Founder, CEO and Chief Medical Officer at Mariam Global Health, since 2012.