The Mariam Global Health Fund was founded by Dr. Holterman in order to foster innovative approaches to healthcare initiatives. Most of the focus of his organization is on stem cell research and autoimmunity. Dr. Holterman’s foundation has touched the lives of those all over the globe, including providing assistance to children in Vietnam through the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam.
Dr. Holterman, having obtained his PhD from the University of Virginia, having worked as Instructor in Surgery for the University of Washington, and having been an Attending Pediatric Surgeon for the Rush University Medical Center, is also heavily involved in scientific research. Strides made in medical photonics and regenerative medicine have been one of the motivating factors behind Dr. Holterman’s initiatives. As a doctor and an entrepreneur, Dr. Holterman believes in being versatile and working smart, delegating much of his work, in order that he may focus on new, emerging and innovative research.
Dr. Holterman understands the challenges of bringing substantial medical advances to the bedside, and the processes involved in doing so. However, he is optimistic on the exciting and varied technological advances at the forefront of his research with Mariam Global Health. In perhaps an Elon Musk-like persona, Dr. Holterman thinks outside-the-box and always strives to think big and test the limits of modern technology and scientific research (http://medicaldailytimes.com/doctor/dr-mark-holterman-expands-humanitarian-interests/3344/).
Having been involved in clinical trials for autoimmune diabetes treatments, named one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly for several years, and having a laundry list of achievements over his career history, Dr. Holterman is bringing a plethora of knowledge and experience to the plate and continues to keep his focus on global health needs and treatments. Dr Holterman’s wife, Aixuan, is also a surgeon and involved in scientific research. His two sons are involved in the biotechnology field, taking after their father. Dr. Holterman is one who certainly practices what he preaches, having his entire family involved in the healthcare industry and bringing medical care where it is needed most.