Dr. Mark Holterman is an M.D./Ph.D. professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine since 2011. Dr. Holterman got his bachelors degree in biology from Yale University, graduating cum laude before earning his Ph.D./M.D. He is also a pediatric surgeon at the Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital as well as the Children’s Hospital of Illinois. As a doctor with 29 years of experience, his specialties are the following: Pediatric Surgery, and General Surgery (https://www.osfhealthcare.org/physicians/profile/2358/mark-j-holterman-md-phd/). Dr. Mark Holterman’s memberships include Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Loyola University Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. He has a board certification in pediatric surgery from the American Board of Surgery. His clinical interests include anorectal malformation, chronic abdominal pain, and airway issues.
His professional memberships include the American Diabetes Association, American Association of Clinical Anatomy, and the Association of Academic Surgeons. More memberships include the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies and the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons. His prior educational background was the University of Virginia (Charlottesville) (Twitter). Dr. Mark Holterman’s internship was at the University of Virginia from 1988-1989. His residency at the University of Virginia was from 1989-1993. His fellowship was pediatric surgery, 1993-1995. Awards he has received include Top Doctors in the Nation, (Castle-Connelly). Other awards include the National Merit Scholar, Yale University, Medical Scientist Training Program, National Institutes of Health, Innovative Research Award, and American Diabetes Association. Professional interests also include regenerative medicine and stem cell therapies as well as obesity and new cancer treatments.
A pediatric surgeon is qualified to perform surgery on young patients including fetuses, or infants, children, adolescents, and teenagers. Surgical specialists have additional training in a specific area of surgery. Conditions that require the need for pediatric surgery are the following: congenital malformations such as cleft palate and lip, abdominal wall defects like hernias, deformities of the chest wall, childhood tumors such as neuroblastomas, and separation of conjoined twins.