Advancements in the medical industry have changed the way humans survive illness, injury and disease. This is all thanks to the innovative thinkers who create the new technologies, and the investors who help them along. Dr. Mark Holterman is one of those individuals who helps the medical industry grow and meet our ever changing needs.
Dr. Mark Holterman grew up on a farm in Wisconsin, graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and eventually settled in Illinois to help others. Now he is a pediatric surgeon in Illinois, with medical offices in Peoria, and teaches at the Peoria University College of Medicine. He is also the founder and CEO of Mariam Global Health, which offers funding to startup medical companies and even offers managerial advice.
Medical startups need to be very tight on their budgets, because investors for various reasons will withdraw their funding. This can cause a life-saving technology to never get off the ground. Dr. Mark Holterman has experienced this himself in the past, and ensures that with the managerial advice and funding Mariam Global Health offers, that those startup companies get the support and assistance they need.
Constantly looking for more efficient ways to treat various diseases, Dr. Mark Holterman has long had an interest in stem cell research. His programs seek to use stem cells that have been ethically sourced to continue research into a newer area of medical science, regenerative medicine. These treatments seek to assist organs and tissues that have been damaged, by healing them and restoring function. Dr. Mark Holterman is also a member of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists, and they are making headway on creating a “parametric” human, a 3D version of a human with customizable structures. This advancement will allow scientists and doctors to observe how the parametric human response to treatments, eventually removing the need for animal testing altogether. Dr. Mark Holterman has a drive to help people enjoy healthy lives, and his efforts in different medical projects, as well as his own work being a surgeon and teacher, have realized that dream.