Mariam Global Health CEO and chief medical officer Mark Holterman, MD, possesses more than two decades of experience in pediatric medicine and surgery. Dr. Mark Holterman also serves as a professor of pediatrics and surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, which administers the Programs of Clinical Excellence through its Pediatrics Department.
The Programs of Clinical Excellence engage in various aspects of pediatric medicine, from providing comprehensive medical care to offering students multi-level professional education. The program’s staff consists of a diverse medical team that advances the pediatric discipline with basic and clinical research into childhood diseases. Staff members commit to delivering compassionate, high-quality health care and serve as forerunners for the advancement of medical arts and sciences, while using the latest advancements in patient care, research, and teaching.
A dedicated advocate for child health, the collection of programs also facilitates community involvement in improving the health of children across the state. The program promotes the use of preventive and educational methods and upholds the rights of children to access quality health care and outcomes. Furthermore, the programs serve as a resource for families and physicians throughout the community.
The Programs of Clinical Excellence administers 10 initiatives that include the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, Pediatric Renal Transplantation Program, the Pediatric Diabetes Program, and the Thriving Illinois Kids Engagement System. The other areas include neonatology, pediatric lung research, management of chronic conditions via CHECK, pediatric neurological and developmental disorders, asthma, and follow-ups for longtime survivors of childhood cancer.