Current Ethical Stem Cell Research
With an ongoing and sometimes controversial debate still raging about stem cell research, Mark J. Holterman, MD, a pediatric surgeon who practices out of the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, has a long track record of focusing on stem cell research derived from ethical sources.
Particularly focusing today on the use of embryonic stem cells ethically sourced from the cells of those grieving parents who have lost their chance of being parents through a miscarriage, Dr. Mark Holterman is also co-founder of the Alliance for the Advancement of Cellular Therapies and does not otherwise use embryonic stems cells in his work. Read more at vitals.com to know more about Dr. Mark Holterman.
It’s a known fact that fetal stem cells can be isolated not only from fetal tissues, as well as bone marrow and fetal blood, they are also rich sources of hemopoietic stem cells. While these bio molecular advantages over embryonic stem cells are considerable, their greatest benefit is in their classification status as being “less ethically contentious” and less subject to controversial debate.
As a full professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine since 2011, Dr. Mark Holterman also serves as an attending pediatric surgeon at the Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital and the famed Children’s Hospital of Illinois at the St. Francis Medical Center.
Dr. Mark J. Holterman has distinguished himself with having several memberships in other professional organizations that include the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Specializing in the fields of pediatric surgery, his focused research include regenerative medicine and stem cell therapies as well as obesity and novel cancer treatments. Read more about Dr. Mark Holterman at Ideamensch.
Dr. Mark J. Holterman’s Background
Coming with more than 29 years experience in medical science, Dr. Mark J. Holterman attended Yale University, majoring in biology. Having graduated cum laude before earning his PhD and MD from the University of Virginia, he finished his residency in general surgery at the University of Virginia Health Sciences and a fellowship in pediatric surgery at the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center at the University of Washington.
Having also served as surgeon-in-chief at Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital, Dr. Mark Holterman also attended as a pediatric surgeon at Rush University Medical Center. Likewise, Dr. Holterman is presently affiliated with Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Loyola University Medical Center and St Alexius Medical Center.