Category Archives: Healthcare

Dr. Mark Holterman Child Surgeon

Dr. Mark Holterman is an educator, researcher, and surgeon making his schedule very busy although the philanthropic arena is where he does his most important work. Contributions he has made are saving lives such as those to International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN).


Pediatric Surgery Journey


Raised in Wisconsin, neither of Dr. Mark Holterman’s parents went to college and his family owned a farm. One of his high school teachers told him he should think about attending Yale University because of he of his academic capabilities. Although his parents were unsure Mark went to Yale where he majored in biology. He graduated in 1980 and went to the University of Virginia’s medical school where he wanted to be a pediatrician also taking part in a program from the National Institutes of Health so he could be a medical scientist.


Mark’s life was changed at UVA when he met medical resident Ai-Xuan Le a graduate of Texas Christian University. Her passion for surgery made Make decide he wanted to be a surgeon and his interest in pediatrics made her want to be a pediatric surgeon. The two married during 1988 and have three sons named Alex, Isaac, and Nathan. Mark did his surgery residency at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center. The couple moved to Settle and Mark went to the University of Washington’s Children’s Hospital and Medical Center for a pediatric surgery fellowship. Mark became a research associate at the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal for two years when they went to Quebec, Canada (Twitter).


To Many Roles


Dr. Mark Holterman has professional experience spanning over two decades and a number of endeavors in his career these days. He acts as the CEO of Mariam Global Health, an investment firm that funds and aids in managing innovative medical businesses. He is a professor of surgery and pediatrics at University of Illinois College of Medicine where he has been a member of the faculty since 2011. He serves as a pediatric surgeon at three hospitals and cares for and performs pediatric operations at a fourth.

More at