Dr. Mark Holterman: An experienced surgeon

Mark Holterman, MD, has twenty-nine years of experience as a pediatric surgeon. Holterman has received the award of being “America’s Top Doctor” eight times in the last decade. In addition to being one of the best doctors in the US, he also is a professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Holterman graduated, with honors, from Yale University in 1980 with a Bachelor’s degree in biology. He later went on to obtain his Ph.D. and MD degrees from the University of Virginia in 1988. Currently, Dr.Holterman practices medicine in Illinois, and he is affiliated with many hospitals in the state.


Dr.Holterman’s areas of expertise include

Biliary atresia

Neonatal medicine

Liver transplants

Short bowel syndrome

Minimally invasive surgeries


Holterman’s skill set stretches far beyond those five things listed above; he is also board-certified to perform surgeries on both children and adults (http://reporterexpert.com/dr-mark-holterman-fights-childhood-obesity-chicago/). Being board-certified means that the doctor is more likely to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat various medical conditions.

Holterman is highly involved and respected in the medical community. As an active medical researcher, Dr. Mark Holterman has given presentations and co-written medical texts on such topics as bariatric surgery, and cellular therapy. He has also co-founded the Alliance for the Advancement of Cellular Therapies(AACT). The AACT advocates for the widespread use of stem cells to treat patients with degenerative diseases. Dr.Holterman also serves on their board of directors.

Recently, Holterman received the Innovative Research Award from the American Diabetic Association(ADA) (AliveNewspaper). The award comes with some serious funding to further his research for several years. Holterman doesn’t use his medical experience for the benefit of people only in Illinois; he also supports the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam or IPSAC-VN. The IPSAC-VN is a non-profit organization that helps to bring medical equipment and staff to the rural, hard to reach areas of Vietnam.