Dr. Mark J. Holterman, America’s Top Doctor

Mark J. Holterman is a general surgeon with offices in Peoria and Maywood, Illinois. He is certified in pediatric surgery as well as adult surgery. He was named as “America’s Top Doctor” for seven years in a row by Castle Connolley. Dr. Holterman’s list of education and experience is extensive, and it is easy to call him one of the leading experts in the field of pediatric medicine, surgery, and immunology.


Life Journey of Dr. Mark Holterman

Dr. Holterman graduated cum laude from Yale University where he studied sciences and was a National Merit Scholar. He earned his M.D. and Ph.D. in medicine and immunology from the University of Virginia. After school, Dr. Holterman began what would become an impressive record of employment positions. Often working more than one position at a time, Dr. Holterman amazingly was one of the best in every single area he worked in. Dr. Holterman’s academic career started at the University of Washington where he was a professor of surgery from 1993 to 1995 (Premiergazette). He then moved on to The University of Illinois where was a professor from 1997 to 2010. He taught Surgery and Pediatrics. During his time at The University of Illinois, he was also the Attending Pediatric Surgeon at Rush University Medical Center from 2000-2012. He also served as Chief Surgeon for two years at Children’s Hospital in Illinois.

Mark Holterman is the CEO of Mariam Global Health, a company that he founded. Miriam Global Health is a global investment and management firm. This company deals with impact innovators in the healthcare field. They sometimes invest in early-stage companies, providing captial as well as structure for these new business. The focus of the company and priorities that their philosophy is built on is impact and profit.

Aside from his busy work schedule, Dr. Holterman also dedicates time to helping medically under-privileged children all around the world. Holterman is also a generous financial donor for International Pediatrics Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN). Mark Holterman is a man who has a passion for helping people. Through his remarkable ability to juggle multiple positions, he has touched many lives in both the academic and medical arenas. The world is lucky to have Mark Holterman and he continues to make a difference in the lives of students, patients, entrepreneurs, and co-workers.


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