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Pediatric Surgeon Dr. Mark Holterman

Dr. Mark Holterman, is a professor of pediatrics and surgery with 30 years of experience. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1988 and is affiliated with the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He is the recipient of several awards including: the Innovative Research Award from the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award (2012, 2014, and 2015), On-Time Doctor Award (2014 and 2015), Patients’ Choice Award (2012, 2014, 2015), and the Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors Award (2017). Dr. Mark currently teaches medical students and surgical residents at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria. Dr. Holterman specializes in Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures, Biliary Atresia, Short Bowel Syndrome, Liver Transplantation, and Neonatology, also refer to this site,

Pediatrician Dr. Mark Holterman serves as the chief medical officer for Mariam Global Health and is a co-founder of the Alliance for the Advancement of Cellular Therapies (AACT). He is an accomplished supporter of stem cell therapy and has written several articles on the subject. For decades he has been involved in the field of regenerative medicine. The core purpose of regenerative medicine is to repair damaged or diseased organs and tissues via tissue engineering and gene editing procedures, which enables the stem cells to be restructured into 3D tissues and organoids. Stem cell therapies are beneficial for numerous health related concerns. They have the ability to treat a variety of issues, such as cardiovascular diseases and degenerative symptoms pertaining to neurodegenerative diseases. Cellular therapy also advances collagen production, which enhances the body’s ability to heal wounds.

Dr. Mark Holterman is also a supporter for the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN). This organization provides several medical resources, such as the personnel and supplies that the region is in need of. The IPSAC-VN also provides a scholarship program that enables applicants to further their studies in a United States institution. The scholarship program provides $2500 for travel expenses to the United States. They are allowed to stay up to two months at a medical university in the U.S. before returning to Vietnam.


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