Mark J. Holterman

Mark J. Holterman, MD, PhD

Why did you choose to specialize in pediatric surgery?
All of the challenges and rewards of surgical problems in children.

What do you enjoy most about being a physician at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois?
Working with other dedicated staff members who take pride in their work.

Tell us something interesting about yourself.
I grew up on a farm.

Tell us something about your family life.
I have three sons in college.

Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of medicine?
Medical mission work in Vietnam.

General Information

Languages: English, Spanish

Title(s): Professor of Surgery & Pediatrics – University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria

Medical Education: University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

Internship(s): University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA; 1988-1989)

Residency: University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA; 1989-1993)

Fellowship(s): Pediatric Surgery – University of Washington (Seattle, WA; 1993-1995)

Board Certification(s): Pediatric Surgery – American Board of Surgery

Clinical Interests: Anorectal Malformations, Chronic Abdominal Pain, Airway Issues

Professional Memberships: American Diabetes Association, American Association of Clinical Anatomy, Association of Academic Surgeons, Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies, Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons

Awards & Recognition: Top Doctors in the Nation – Castle-Connelly, National Merit Scholar – Yale University, Medical Scientist Training Program – National Institutes of Health, Innovative Research Award – American Diabetes Association

Philosophy of Care: Find the problem and fix it.

Associated with: Children’s Hospital of Illinois, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center