How Dr. Mark Holterman Became A Pediatric Surgeon.

Dr. Mark Holterman is a successful businessman, researcher, professor, and surgeon. Even though he maintains a very busy schedule being philanthropic is also something that he has dedicated his life to. While he supports many charitable endeavors the one that is most important to him personally is the Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN). This organization has been saving the lives of children in Vietnam for many years and Dr. Mark Holterman is proud to be doing his part with them (DialDish).

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Dr. Mark Holterman lived on a farm growing up. Having very high grades in school led to one teacher recommend to him that he think about attending Yale University. He ended up taking their advice, despite his parent’s reservations, and graduated from this prestigious institution in 1980 He then went to the University of Virgina Medical School. While he originally wanted to become a pediatrician he instead ended up earning a medical degree and Ph.D. in medicine and immunology.

In his personal life, Dr. Mark Holterman met another medical student while attending the University of Virginia named Ai-Xuan Le. They both went on to not only be surgeons but also started dating. They married in 1988 and have three children together named Alex, Nathan, and Isaac.

Dr. Mark Holterman now teaches at the Peoria campus of University of Illinois College of Medicine. He teaches both pediatrics and surgery to medical students as well as surgical residents. He also conducts research and publishes it in peer-reviewed medical journals.

In 2012, Dr. Mark Holterman became an entrepreneur when he launched Mariam Global Health. This is an investment firm that specializes in companies that are led by impact innovators (http://medicaldailytimes.com/medicine/dr-mark-holterman/2946/). His goal is to have a lasting positive impact on global health so that everyone around the world will lead longer and healthier lives.

Having now worked for most than 20 years in the healthcare industry, Dr. Mark Holterman has experienced many successes. He has also saved the lives of many of the children that he has performed surgery on. In training the next generation of pediatric surgeons he hopes that his legacy lives on.

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