Dr. Mark Holterman graduated from Yale University in 1980 with a major in Biology. He enjoyed school and furthering his education and enrolled at the University of Virginia medical school shortly after he graduated from Yale. While attending the University of Virginia Dr. Mark Holterman participated in the National Institutes of Health program because in addition to aspiring to become a pediatrician, he also wanted to become a medical scientist. While attending UVA Dr. Mark also followed his heart and pursued an education in pediatric surgery. He became a surgery resident at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center after he graduated from UVA. In 1988 Mark married his wife Ai-Xuan who was also a pediatric surgeon and the two moved to Seattle Washington shortly after they were married. While living in Seattle Mark earned a position as a pediatric surgeon at the University of Washington’s Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. After a few years in this position Dr. Mark and his wife relocated with their children to Quebec Canada where Dr. Mark took a position as a research associate for the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal.
Dr. Mark Holterman has traveled to many major cities to further his career and expertise. He currently holds a position as a pediatrics professor at the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine located in Peoria Illinois (Linkedin). He also is a member of the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons. This is an exclusive organization that is comprised of about five hundred members in over twenty three countries for surgeons who spend more than ninety percent of their time tending to pediatric care. This organization is invite only and promotes the share of knowledge from pediatricians and doctors in Pacific Rim nations. Dr. Mark Holterman is also a longtime supporter of the American Diabetes Association and takes a great interest in technology that features stem cell research (http://alivenewspaper.com/2017/11/dr-holterman-battles-childhood-obesity/).