There are people that do nothing with their lives, then there are people that do everything to save other people’s lives. Dr. Mark Holterman is one of the select few that have dedicated their lives to saving others and specializes in saving children. Dr. Holterman is a pediatric surgeon and full-time professor of medicine in Illinois. He graduated University of Virginia’s school of medicine in 1988, and he has been practicing medicine ever since. Dr. Holterman is also the CEO and Chief Medical Officer at Mariam Global Health where he works on regenerative medicine.
Dr. Mark Holterman belongs to the American Diabetes Association where he has been helping to decrease Type 2 diabetes in children and young adults. He has been doing this with a new program called Camp PowerUp. This camp educates the youth about healthy eating habits and the importance of regular physical activity. The ADA has teamed up with the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles to make this camp a reality. Dr. Mark Holterman’s unquenchable thirst to find cures for chronic conditions and helping America’s youth is unwavering.
He’s not just concerned with America’s youth though. He dedicates his time to International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam as well. Dr. Mark Holterman is trying to make a difference in the lives of children around the world (OSFHealthcare). IPSAC-VN helps get medical professionals and volunteers to Vietnam where they provide medical treatment and supplies for the youth of Vietnam. There is also a scholarship that allows local Vietnamese medical professionals to come to the United States and learn more about medicine over a two month period. Dr. Holterman is helping to make sure IPSAC-VN and its scholarship stick around to help the youth of Vietnam.
Dr. Mark Holterman is a textbook example of what all medical professionals should strive to be. Donating their spare time to helping patients around the world, not just the ones that show up in their emergency room. Dr. Mark Holterman is a shining example of just how much impact one person can have on the planet. Making it a safer and healthier place for all.