Chicago has been home for Dr. Mark Holterman for a long time, however he did not grow up in the city. Dr. Holterman grew up as a farm boy, where his work ethic comes from. After his high school graduation in 1976, he was off to Yale University in Connecticut. After Yale, Dr. Mark Holterman graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, where his residency took place as well.
Dr. Mark Holterman’s site of fellowship in pediatric surgery after Virginia was in the University of Washington in Seattle. After that he went to Montreal, where he worked as a clinical research associate in immunology. Dr. Mark Holterman also ended up marrying a doctor. She was also at the University of Virginia, but as a student. His now wife, Dr. Ai-Xuan Holterman was not initially going to medical school to be a pediatrician, but she saw how much he was fulfilled by it, so she decided to pursue pediatrics as well.
Dr. Mark Holterman currently resides in Chicago, where he is a professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. Dr. Holterman is also a pediatric surgeon at the OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois.
Dr. Mark Holterman doesn’t just help people as a doctor, he is also a leader of the Mariam Global Health. The Mariam Global Health (http://mariamglobal.com/) is a team that studies medical startup companies while searching for those with the most potential. What Mariam Global Health does is fund those companies and gives them expert advice on managerial assistance.
The reason that Dr. Mark Holterman has been able to stay successful as an entrepreneur is because he is smart with financial control (LinkedIn). For a medical startup, financial control is crucial, especially when investors do not provide the money they promised to donate, which has happened before. Dr. Mark Holterman has also been responsible for the startup of other firms which focus on financial medical research and stem cell advancements.