Chicago Pediatrician, Dr. Mark Holterman, Helps Vietnamese Children

Dr. Mark Holterman is a pediatric physician who graduated from Yale with honors. He was a Director of Surgery at the University of Washington and also did pediatric surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Seattle. Dr. Mark Holterman is also very interested and involved with scientific research; specifically with his Mariam Global Health Fund (Twitter).

Mariam Global Health Fund is a business that was brought up by Dr. Mark Holterman along with the help of others to continue research on autoimmunity and stem cell topics. They have contributed to many organizations, including the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam. The goal of Dr. Mark Holterman and the Mariam Global Health Fund is to advance medical technology on a global scale (

Although Dr. Mark Holterman loves working with patients one on one, he has always been inspired in making a global impact with a much larger difference. Dr. Mark Holterman as a businessman has learned much along the way. One piece of advice he offers to other businessmen, no matter what business it is, is to alway have financial control and to spend money wisely. Dr. Holterman also encourages those who are starting a business to not be discouraged by ideas that do not work. There will be times when certain investors will not approve of your ideas, so it is okay to let go of them and bring in new ones. Old ideas may get revisited in the future, but roadblocks are never a reason to get discouraged.

Dr. Mark Holterman has been successful as a scientist, doctor, and entrepreneur by allowing advice from others as well as seeking it. When individuals do not seek for advice or help in some form, it can be easy to fail. Business is a teamwork effort. Dr. Mark Holterman believes that the best way to not be overwhelmed by having so much on your plate is to focus all your time and energy on one task at a time. That is why it is good to have other trusted employees helping you out; so you can still get work done by dispersing the work load. One last piece of advice for entrepreneurs is that technology can be both good and bad, which is why it is important to be aware and guarded.


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