Dr. Mark Holterman was recently in the spotlight for the efforts he is making to help eliminate health conditions that severely impact the quality of life people have. He recently announced his new partnership with the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital as part of an initiative to address the issue of type 2 diabetes that has been showing up in children and teens. They have developed a program called Camp PowerUp, which targets children between the ages of 8 and 16. The objective of the program is to teach these children how to make better food choices as well as to provide them with physical activities that strengthen their bodies. Other medical initiatives taken on the part of Dr. Holterman include his support for the Alliance for Children of Vietnam and his involvement in the development of cell-based medical therapies.

Not only does Dr. Mark Holterman take an active interest in the developments taking place within the medical community, he also teaches. As a graduate of Yale University, Dr. Holterman majored in biology and graduated cum laude (http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Mark_Holterman.html). He then went on to attend the University of Virginia where he obtained his MD and his Ph.D. He spent his residency at the University of Virginia Health Sciences and afterward went on to have a fellowship at the University of Washington. The residency he had at Virginia University was in general surgery, where the fellowship he obtained was for pediatric surgery. Pediatrics became the focus of his own teaching, which he now conducts as a full professor at the University of Illinois.

 

Dr. Mark Holterman takes his role as a medical professional very seriously, which is why he allocates his time between his involvement in teaching, researching and practicing medicine. He stays on top of the latest developments in technology to help meet the changing practice of medicine as it applies to all types of therapeutic treatments. As a practicing pediatric surgeon, he is currently associated with the Illinois Children’s Hospital, the St. Francis Medical Center and the Advocate Christ Children’s Hosptial. Dr. Mark Holterman is also a member of several organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics.