A Brief Look at the Career Profile of Dr. Mark Holterman

Dr. Mark Holterman, an alumnus of Yale University is an accomplished pediatrician and surgeon with over 20 years of experience. He currently holds the position of a full professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Here, he actively contributes to the pediatric surgery division. Dr. Mark was one of the architects behind the establishment of The Hannah Sunshine Foundation, a non-profit organization that embarks on the use of regenerative and cellular therapies to treat children with rare diseases. The Hannah Sunshine Foundation was inspired by three young people including Sarah Hughes, a 23-year-old woman who is suffering from system juvenile idiopathic arthritis.


Unlike other types of juvenile idiopathic arthritis, SJIA not only affects the joints but also other organs such as lungs, heart, and liver. However, it is rare and only occurs among children with some form of JIA. The condition doesn’t have a known cure as of now, but treatment is available. Researchers in the field of arthritis are focusing on achieving permanent remission, a state wherein clinical symptoms and signs of the condition are still active. Experts recommend early, aggressive treatment to avoid the damages it may cause to your joints. It is recommendable to seek treatment during the active phase of the disease.


About Dr. Mark Holterman


Dr. Mark Holterman is a pediatrician with an office in Maywood, Illinois and another one in Peoria, Illinois (https://doctor.webmd.com/doctor/mark-holterman-md-a978422c-387f-40a8-b4b3-b5894444d1af-overview). He has over 29 years of specialty as a Pediatrician and General Surgeon. Dr. Mark Holterman is affiliated with St Alexius Medical Center, Masonic Medical Center, and Loyola University Medical Center. His research interests in pediatric surgery include obesity, regenerative medicine, novel cancer treatment, and stem cell therapies. Besides his role as professor of pediatric surgery, Dr. Holterman maintains membership with professional organizations such as the American College of Surgeons.


Dr. Holterman attained his degree in Biology from Yale University before heading to the University of Virginia where he earned his Ph.D. and MD (Markholterman.wordpress). Afterwards, he completed his fellowship in pediatric surgery at the University of Washington and residency in general surgery at the University of Virginia Health Sciences.

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