The Contributions of Dr. Mark Holterman in the Programs of Clinical Excellence and his Recognition by ADA

By being a professor at the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine, Dr. Mark Holterman, MD, is a vital member of the Programs of Clinical Excellence that the institution facilitates. The professional pediatrician offers a wealth of experience to the program, mainly because he has a two-decade expertise in the area. The program seeks to foster a way through which pediatric problems that have in the past gone unattended will be holistically and sufficiently addressed (Markholterman.WordPress). To achieve this, medical students at the college are educated on several procedures through which pediatric challenges can be handled professionally. Most importantly, Dr. Mark Holterman and other professionals in the college administer comprehensive pediatric care among other medical care services.


On top of offering pediatric services, Mark Holterman and his colleagues at the Programs of Clinical Excellence are in the front line in advocating for children’s’ rights in the state of Illinois ( They sensitize the general public on the need of safeguarding children’s health by seeking for quality healthcare services. Members of the public are educated on some of the preventive measures that when applied prudently, the number of cases of childhood illnesses would go down.


The Innovative Research Award


In recognition of his vital role in the fight against diabetes, Mark Holterman was awarded by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) with the Innovative Research Award for 2017. With about 5,000 diabetes-related research initiatives under its name, ADA qualifies to be an authority in matters relating to the disease. For Dr. Holterman to receive an award from such a reputable organization, therefore, it is an indication that his dedication and hard work has not been in vain. ADA sponsors a couple of Innovative Research Awards and has for the last six years used them to show appreciation to those who have gone out of their way to find lasting solutions to diabetes.


About Dr. Holterman


Mark J. Holterman is a medical researcher, practitioner, and professor. His area of specialty is in surgery and pediatrics, two areas in which he has perfected in for the last couple of decades- they are also the same topics that he teaches at the University of Illinois.


As a businessman, Dr. Mark Holterman serves as CEO and CMO of Mariam Global Health. Besides that, he has been a senior pediatric surgeon at OSF Healthcare since 2011.