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Mixing Business And Medicine, Dr. Mark McKenna Is Able To Serve The Community

Dr. Mark McKenna has always seen himself as a member of the community and he should give back just as much as anyone else, if not more with his experience in medicine. Since graduating from Tulane University Medical School, Mark has been focused on the medical service and business industries, mixing the two to create his own brand of business. As a highly qualified medical professional, Dr. Mark McKenna has taken his love for business and medicine to build successful companies, such as ShapeMed, which was bought by Life Time Fitness.

Mark has worked hard to live a fulfilling life in all aspects, not just his career. He and his wife Gianine are happily married and share common goals to be productive and successful members of the community. These are principles they teach to their children as well. In the wake of hurricane Katrina, New Orleans was left devasted. Many people were left homeless and with the loss of all of their possessions. Mark made it his mission during this time to help rebuild the community and spent several years cleaning up lots and building new homes for the community.

According to Dr. Mark McKenna, he is always setting new goals for himself and striving to push himself to surpass previous boundaries. Mark’s level of brilliance and dedication towards these goals is what truly sets him apart, as he goes to great lengths to ensure he stays on his path. He regularly practices martial arts and meditates to help him visualize his ideas and focus on his goals.

Never let money lead the way, says Dr. Mark McKenna. In order to be successful, one must be driven by passion and not just a desire to make money. Passion is what gives an individual strength to see their goals through regardless of the obstacles that get in the way. In this respect, Mark looks for individuals with the same ideals and passion for what they do. These are the types of people that truly help a company experience new and innovative growth.

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Dr. Mark Holterman: A Portrait of a Medical Renaissance Man

Placing the letters M.D. after the name Mark Holterman doesn’t begin to describe all that he has accomplished. A 1980 graduate he holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Biology from Yale.


Dr. Holterman’s MD-PhD in Medicine and immunology was earned at The University of Virginia. A Pediatric Surgeon, he completed his medical residency at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center. He was a fellow of Pediatric Surgery at Seattle Wahington’s Children’s Hospital and Medical Center.


Dr. Mark Holterman the CEO heads up Miriam Global Health. MGH specializes in finding funding for the development of innovative medical techniques. An innovator and researcher himself Dr. Holterman studies regenerative medical (stem cell) therapies.


He has also conducted research to develop new treatments for diabetes. Dr. Holterman’s diabetes research earned him The American Diabetes Association Innovative Research Award.


An educator Dr. Mark Holterman is a professor of pediatrics and surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.


Dr. Holterman’s first philanthropic endeavor was as co-founder of the Hannah Sunshine Foundation. Inspired by his own research, this charity works to benefit chronically ill children by helping them receive regenerative therapies.


More recently, Dr. Mark Holterman’s humanity has prompted his co-founding of the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam or IPSAC-VN. His connection to Vietnam is through his wife and fellow surgeon Ai-Xuan.


A visit to a children’s hospital in Ho Chi-min City exposed the couple to the desperate need for pediatricians and pediatric treatment facilities in Vietnam. This prompted the Holtermans and the hospital’s chief surgeon’s decision to establish IPSAC-VN.


Through education, the organization works to improve and modernize pediatric care in Vietnam. IPSAC-VN needs both donations and volunteers with special emphasis on the latter. There are some musts for volunteers (OSFHealthcare).


  • A passport that expires at least six months after the end of a volunteer’s service
  • Teaching medical students
  • Seeing patients and performing surgeries
  • Providing their medical license and CV


The types of procedures volunteers perform varies ( Some examples are orthopedic and neurological surgeries and organ transplants.