After 40 years in clinical medicine, Dr. Mark Holterman is trying to use his experience to improve healthcare. Aligned with creative and brilliant physicians and scientists, he is very fortunate to be in a position to make a difference in his field. Unfortunately, the people who have great ideas seldom have the financial resources and business skills to make those ideas come to life. However, there are those outside the field who have resources and are interested in advancing healthcare while making sound investments.
Dr. Mark Holterman started the Mariam Global Health Fund to develop the unusual and ambitious ideas of his creative colleagues with the intent to advance healthcare. Many companies have been founded and supported by the fund including those that deal with stem cell therapy, oncology, regenerative medicine, and medical devices. He has a special interest in stem cell medicine, autoimmunity, and obesity. Consulting for venture capital companies, he feels comfortable in the position of finding advancements in biotechnology that can greatly affect healthcare.
A strategy is necessary to begin developing advancements in the field of biotechnology. Dr. Mark Holterman’s company, Mariam Global Health, first searches for innovative technology in the healthcare field. Then they build the business by securing financing and researching the best way to make their idea profitable (https://health.usnews.com/doctors/mark-holterman-3618). Their global connections make it easy to import valuable innovators and involve foreign collaborators in clinical trials and product distribution.
After graduating from Yale in 1980 with honors, Dr. Mark Holterman received a scholarship from NIH in the Medical Scientist Training program and went to the University of Virginia. It was during this time that he finished the MD and Ph.D. program (LinkedIn). He completed his general surgery residency training at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Additionally, he finished residency training at the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center where he was trained in pediatric surgery.