Dr. Mark Holterman sees children today and the increasing rate of type 2 diabetes as a serious medical problem affecting them. This pediatric surgeon who not only has practiced for years but now teaches surgery and pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine sees the need for action. Type 2 diabetes can be a preventable disease that can be avoided with proper eating habits and physical activity.
As a member of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) he is excited by the movement that has started CampPowerUp. Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the ADA have joined hands to design a program that will be offered to schools, camps, and other youth-based activities. With this program, they will be able to offer children the education necessary to keep their bodies healthy and free of type 2 diabetes.
As the founder and CEO of Mariam Global Health in Illinois, Dr. Mark J. Holterman has a clear vision of what medicine can offer the world. He sees the advances in medicine with the eyes of a new doctor and the experience of a doctor who has worked in the trenches over 29 years. He is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Virginia. A winner of several awards for several years, that speaks to the type of doctor he is. Dr. Holterman has won Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor 8 different years (OSFHealthcare). This award is given by peers and medical professionals. He has also won the Patients Choice Award, On-Time Doctor Award, and Compassionate Award. All of which are amazing honors bestowed on him.
Dr. Mark Holterman is no doubt an excellent role model for future doctors but he will continue to learn as advances in medicine continue. With his hand in many organizations and continuing research, he will no doubt be on the forefront of changes in medicine for the better.