Through his competency in his work, many people have tried getting a research on exactly who Dr. Mark J. Holterman is. Among the major subjects that they need to know about him is his achievements as well as the steps that he has passed through till he came to be one of the most recognized surgeons. Currently, Dr. Mark is a full and qualified professor of medicine who has worked at the University of Illinois since the year 2011. More to this, he has also been an attending pediatric surgeon in some hospitals in Illinois including Christ Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Illinois and St. Francis Medical Center.


One of the major contributions to his success is his educational history and background. During his early ages, he attended Yale University where he majored in biology. After his graduation, he proceeded with his Ph.D. and MD from the University of Virginia. It is still in Virginia that he completed a residency in general surgery which he completed along with his fellowship in pediatric surgery at the children’s hospital and medicine center through the University of Washington.


As an early intern, he served as a surgeon in chief at the advocate Christ children hospital which he did together with an engagement as a pediatric surgeon at rush university medical center.As the above is not enough about Mark, he also maintains membership with several of health and professional organizations (BeHance.net). Some of these include the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of surgeons. Along with his specialization in the pediatric surgery, he always has interests in research majorly on regenerative medicine and stem cell therapies, obesity and novel cancer treatments.


Since he has been in the medical field, he has always been on the campaign towards supporting life. His contributions and devotion in the field have seen him save many children that were taken to him in very critical condition. According to him, his main aim is never getting cash from his patients but to at least save a life each day (http://doctors.healthgrove.com/l/241393/Mark-Holterman-in-Chicago-Illinois). Through this pledge, he has held many fundraising that has played a great role in helping support some of the less unfortunate.