Since 2011, Dr. Mark Holterman has been working as a professor at the University of Illinois, College of medicine. During his part-time, Dr. Mark operates as an attending surgeon at the Children’s Hospital in Illinois, Advocates Christ Children Hospital, and St Francis Medical Centre. Mark Holterman is a specialist in pediatric surgery with researches revolving around regenerative medicine, stem cell therapies, novel cancer and obesity.
Dr. Mark Holterman is a graduate of the Yale University where he majored in Biology. He later proceeded to the University of Virginia and earned a Ph.D. and MD after which he finished his residency in General Surgery from the same University. He Obtained a Fellowship from the Children’s Hospital through the University of Washington and got a specialty in pediatric medicine.
Holterman is committed to proper healthcare and dedicates all his career researching to get lasting solutions for chronic diseases such as diabetes. This commitment has enabled him to join the American Diabetes Association an organization involved in curbing diabetes in the society. In conjunction with the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, the association is aimed at addressing the increasing levels of diabetes type 2 that is adversely affecting children (Vitals). They target a group of youth between 8 and 16 years where they take them through a program called Camp PowerUp. They organize after school and day camps that are used to educate the teens on tips to curtail diabetes, by for instance engaging them in physical activities and educating them on healthier eating.
The ADA organization doesn’t only have interest in diabetes but also other fields. A good example is the Mental Health provider diabetes educative program that they launched in June 2017. The organization operates jointly with the American Psychological Association and aims at servicing the needs of the mental health professionals who assist the psychological cases that are related to diabetes. It is an educative program where the interested parties are taken through a face to face seminar that spans to seven hours together with a five-hour online sessions. It is after completing the course that successful trainees get an opportunity to be listed on the ADA website where patients book. The program has received grants summing to $839 Million from the Helmsley Charitable trust.