Dr. Mark Holterman has been practicing medicine and doing scientific research for more than 20 years, and he brings incredible passion with him every day that he does his job. He has been, both, a pediatric surgeon and a general surgeon, and this has given him the rounded kind of experience that allows him to draw upon his creativity to come up with medical solutions for his patients. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology while studying at Yale University from 1976 to 1980 and went on to earn his MD-PhD in Medicine and Immunology at the University of Virginia.
While many people know Dr. Mark Holterman as a surgeon and medical doctor, what they might not know is that he is also an experienced researcher. Some of his areas of focus for his research have been the treatment of cancer, obesity, and stem cell therapy, and he has been behind quite a few different medical ideas that have turned into reality due to his disciplined research methods. Part of the unique way that Dr. Holterman makes ideas work in the real world is by taking his unpolished ideas to his business team. It is here that he quizzes his team so they can figure out if the idea has any kind of potential. After his team has run the idea through a vigorous process, it either passes as something viable or he decides to pass on it and move on.
Dr. Mark Holterman, most recently, created the Mariam Global Health Fund, which is a business management and global investment firm that invests in disruptive business ventures by offering capital, know-how, and the kind of hands-on experience that you can’t find just anywhere. He came up with the idea for Mariam Global Health by realizing that were so many good ideas in the scientific and medical world that never see the light of day. A lot of the reason for this is that the people who had the ideas simply never had the capital or know-how to get them off of the ground. Also, due to the high-risk nature of most biotechnology it can be hard to find investors who are willing to take a risk. Mariam Global Health and Dr. Mark Holterman take the risks that others don’t, and this has helped to introduce many great ideas to the world (inspirery.com).