Dr. Mark Holterman, a teacher of surgery and pediatrics, has made a commitment to discover the cure for chronic health conditions like diabetes. As part of the American Diabetes Association, Dr. Mark agrees with their chosen partner up with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to pay more attention to the increase in cases of type 2 diabetes that occur in teens and children. Together, along with Dr. Mark Holterman, the development of Camp PowerUP has come together, which is a program that encourages youth to take part in more physical activities as well as to eat healthier types of food. The aim of the program is to lower young people’s risk of getting diabetes. The specific ages of the youth that will be targeted for this program are kids who are 8 years old through 16 years old, and they will be able to take part in going to churches, parks, after-school programs, and day camps. With Dr. Mark Holterman on their side along with their many years of experience with diabetes, the program is looking to be a huge success. These great organizations hope and believe that helping younger people in this way can lower their risk, dramatically, with getting type 2 diabetes.
More About Dr. Mark Holterman
Dr. Mark Holterman majored in biology while going to Yale University and eventually received his MD and Ph.D. during his time at the University of Virginia. After completing his education at the University of Virginia, Dr. Mark Holterman worked to complete a residency in general surgery as well as a fellowship in pediatric surgery, which he obtained from the University of Washington through its Children’s Hospital and Medical Center (Behance). Dr. Mark was also the surgeon-in-chief at Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital and is now an attending pediatric surgeon there.
Dr. Mark Holterman lives in Peoria, Illinois where he has served the University of Illinois College of Medicine, since 2011, as a full professor. He is a specialist in pediatric surgery and has researched a spread of related topics including stem cell therapies, regenerative medicine, and novel cancer and obesity treatments. To this day, Dr. Mark Holterman is connected with many different organizations, and two of these are the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Surgeons.