The Amazing Life of Dr. Mark Holterman

Mark Holterman started life on the humble setting of a Wisconsin farm, learning work ethic from the family construction business (Facebooks). Attending Yale University, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Earning the National Institute of Health scholarship, Mark Holterman found himself in a combined M.D. and Ph.D. program at the University of Virginia, where he found his love not only in pediatric surgery, but also his future wife (also a pediatric surgeon). Dr. Mark Holterman graduated in 1988, got married, and eventually had three sons.

After moving to work in various hospitals, he finally landed permanently at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Here, Dr. Mark Holterman worked not only as a pediatric surgeon and researcher, but also a professor ( In 2012, Dr. Mark Holterman co-founded and became the CEO of, Mariam Global Health, a corporation that works to fund and develop ideas that could help with advancements in global health.

Dr. Mark Holterman’s main interests are autoimmunity, obesity, and stem-cell medicine. Because of these interests, along with others, he is a supporter of the American Diabetes Association and co-founded the Hannah Sunshine Foundation, a non-profit that seeks out children suffering from chronic and rare disease getting them access to regenerative treatments starting on the cellular level. In October, 2014 Dr. Mark Holterman also co-founded and became the first CEO of Alliance for the Advancement of Cellular Therapies. This is a non-profit organization dedicated to the ethical, expeditious and efficient advancement of cell therapy into the clinical armament of physicians in the US and internationally.

Dr. Mark Holterman believes in constant learning and likes studying information outside his box of knowledge to see other medical trends. Dr. Mark Holterman is a person who prays every morning and every night, believes in the good of medicine, the amazing medicinal opportunities of biotechnology, regeneration and stem cells, and the need for innovative ideas to be funded and researched. The dedication of his life to help spread health on a global platform, shows Dr. Mark Holterman is truly a man of rare character.



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