The Healing Hands of Dr. Mark Holterman

Dr. Mark Holterman was born to two parents on a family-owned farm in rural Wisconsin. Neither of them had been to college. Nevertheless, education was important to them and they insisted young Mark go to school. In school, Mark excelled and soon he was bound for Yale University, a place upon which he left an indelible mark, followed by four incredible years at the University of Virginia Medical School (Crunchbase). What made Mark’s time at medical school so magical was not just the skills he learned there, or the philosophies of medicine which so entranced him, but also a young woman (and future surgeon) who would inspire him on to even greater things; not the least of which was a desire to take her hand in marriage.

After doctors Mark Holterman and Ai-Xuan Le tied the knot they set about hopping the globe, helping children wherever there was a need. First, they went to Canada, then they went to Vietnam. In 2011, Dr. Mark Holterman became a faculty member at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He also began serving as CEO of Mariam Global Health, an investment fund geared specifically towards developing new and exciting medical technologies meant to improve the lives of the less fortunate.

Mark has also spent a great deal of his career researching in the field of regenerative medicine, a medical science some experts predict could lengthen the average lifespan of a human being significant. In addition to all of this, Mark maintains two medical practices in Illinois (one in Maywood, another in Peoria) and he remains active in the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Surgeons.

Mark’s favorite pursuit, however, is his involvement with the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam. Mark and his wife Dr. Ai-Xuan Le were inspired to reach out to, and care for, the people of Vietnam after a particularly emotional trip to that country in 1975. Their efforts there have done tremendous good, but that should be no surprise. Dr. Mark Holterman does well wherever he goes.

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