Dr. Mark Holterman is a prolific man in the industry of medicine. For about seven years, he has worked as a professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. On top of that, he works as a surgeon at St. Francis Medical Center as well as Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital. He earned a college degree in biology at Yale University. Dr. Mark Holterman has made a lot of accomplishments throughout his time. One of which was earning a fellowship in pediatric surgery at the University of Virginia. Being a pediatric surgeon, he often performs procedures including but not limited to Tumor removal, Brain surgery, and repair of spinal abnormalities. Holterman who attended Yale was the first to do so in his family. Neither of his parents earned a college degree. Raised in Wisconsin, his family owned a farm (http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Mark_Holterman.html). Although his parents weren’t thrilled with the idea of college, he was very intelligent and excelled in high school. Yale is one of the most prestigious schools in the country and Mark loved it there. He graduated in 1980 and then went on to medical school.
He studied to become a pediatrician as well as a medical scientist. During medical school, he met his wife named Ai-Xuan Le. The two had profound influences on each other and grew very close. She inspired Holterman to become a surgeon. Today, Mark Holterman has over 20 years of experience in the industry. He now performs surgeries while teaching full courses as well. He reviews medical articles and performs lectures throughout the world (Doximity). He currently heads two medical offices in Illinois. He and his wife have made amazing contributions in an effort to help others. They created an organization to help spread availably of pediatric care in Vietnam. The organization helps to collect funds as well as improve the quality of care in the country. The idea came to them after visiting a few hospitals in Vietnam. After witnessing up to three patients in one bed, they decided to step in and help. Dr. Mark Holterman is an outstanding man and doctor as well.