Professor and pediatric surgeon Mark Holterman

Renowned pediatric surgeon Mark Holterman is a man of great expertise. In 1980, Mark graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in general biology. Mark Holterman then went on to get a Medical Doctorate and Philosophical Doctorate in medicine and immunology from the University of Virginia in 1988. After completing his education, Mark Holterman completed his general surgery residency at the University of Virginia health sciences. Mark then did a fellowship in pediatric surgery at the Children’s Hospital and Medical Centre through the University of Washington.


Mark Holterman currently works as a pediatric surgeon at the Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Illinois. Mark Holterman has vast additional training in all forms of surgery. As a pediatric surgeon, Mark performs surgery on young patients including neonatal and fetal surgeries. With over 29 years experience in surgery, Mark has vast surgical experience in his field. Alongside pediatric surgery, Mark also performs general surgery on patients if the need arises. Mark Holterman retains affiliations with the University of Illinois Hospital, Loyola University Medical Center and St Alexius Medical Center. Currently based in Peoria, Illinois, Mark Holterman has been a full-time professor at University of Illinois College of Medicine since 2011.


On his blog posts, Mark Holterman posts about advancement in research and cellular therapy ( As co-founder of Alliance for the Advancement of Cellular Therapies (AACT), Mark posts research about his projects and their progress on his blog. The AACT journal publishes and shares all its information with the public and discusses opportunities and challenges facing medical advancements.


Mark J Holterman’s programs of excellence provide an excellent training program for pediatric teaching and patient care (ReleaseFact). Together with his staff at programs of excellence, the team plays as an advocate for child health and helps train health professionals towards the advancement and improvement of healthcare provision. Mark Holterman has also teamed up with the American Diabetic Association and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to help tackle type 2 diabetes in young people. Mark Holterman is also a philanthropist who supports charitable organizations. One such act is the funding of a Vietnam based charity aimed at providing and improving pediatric surgical care.