Dr. Mark Holterman has a passion for helping find solutions for chronic diseases. His love to help drove him to be among those who founded the Hannah Sunshine Foundation. It is a non-profit organization that has put its focus on the use of cellular and regenerative therapies for children with rare health conditions. Sarah Hughes was among the three young adults who were an inspiration to the organization. Sarah has an isolated condition that only affects ten to twenty percent of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis, a sub-type of the JIA not only affects the joints but other major organs like the heart and liver. Unfortunately, the disease has no cure and management is the only solution. Read more at vitals.com to know more about Dr. Mark Holterman.
Dr. Mark Holterman is a member of the American Diabetes Association. The organization formed a joint venture with American Psychological Association to do the Mental Health Provider Diabetes Education Program. As diabetes management has psychosocial challenges, the program educates the professionals on how to deal with it. It has two parts: an online course for five hours and seven-hour seminar. Once one completes the course, the person is listed on the ADA website so that anybody looking for treatment can easily have access to them. Since being launched the program has received over eight hundred million dollars from Helmsley Charitable Trust.
About Dr. Holterman
Currently, Dr. Mark Holterman holds several high positions in different organizations. He is a pediatric surgeon at the OSF HealthCare, the Chief Medical Officer of the Mariam Global Health and a Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine. Dr. Holterman is also an attending surgeon at theSt. Francis Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital of Illinois and the Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatrics and ADA among others.
Dr. Mark Holterman has experience in pediatric surgery of over twenty-five years. He attended Yale University and earned a Bachelor of Art, Biology major. He later did his MD and Ph.D. in Medicine and Immunology at the University of Virginia. Dr. Mark Holterman did his residency in general surgery at the University of Virginia Health Sciences.