Mark Holterman Seeks to Curing type 2 Diabetes and Arthritis

Dr. Mark Holterman, teacher of surgery and pediatrics at University of Illinois College of Medicine, is committed to finding a cure for type 2 diabetes. Last month, the American Diabetes Association joined forces with the Children’s Hospital of Los Angles to discuss the problem of rising diabetes type 2 in children and teenagers. Between the children’s hospital and the diabetes association, Camp Power Up was established to encourage youth to become more physically active and to also make better food choices (MarkHolterman.Strikingly). The camp is for children 8 through 16 and will be both an after-school program and a day camp.


Mark Holterman is dedicated to the treatment of SJIA, which is systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis. SJIA, not only attacks the joints, it also attacks organs such as the liver, heart, and the lungs. Dr. Mark Holterman is behind the establishment of Hannah Sunshine Foundation. SJIA was brought to light by several people including 23-year-old Sarah Hughes, who has been a long time sufferer.

Highly educated, Dr. Mark Holterman earned his bachelors degree in 1980 in biology at Yale University. He did his postgraduate study receiving his MD and Ph.D. in Medicine and Immunology at the University of Virginia in 1988. While at Yale, Holterman won the National Merit Scholar Award and was honored by the NIH Medical Science Training Program.


As a doctor, Dr. Mark Holterman has won many awards including the Innovative Research Award in 2001 through 2003. In 2008, 2010, and 2015 Holterman was chosen one of America’s Top Doctors at Castle Connolly. Dr. Holterman is certified by the American Board of Surgery to perform general and pediatric surgery (


Dr. Holterman is a member of different organizations that include American College of Surgeons and Pediatrics where he is a fellow. Dr. Holterman is a member in good standing with many other organizations including American Pediatric Surgery Association and the American Diabetes Association. He has almost 30 years of experience in the medical profession; Holterman is associated with the Carle Foundation and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. he practices his profession in Peoria, IL


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