At the same time as Dr. Mark Holterman carries out his responsibilities as an active pediatric surgeon, college professor and researcher, he also achieves many philanthropic initiatives.
Dr. Holterman, who has worked for more than two decades as a pediatric surgeon and a professor of surgery educates students at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine. In addition, he founded Mariam Global Health, which funds and manages inventive medical businesses.
He is actively involved in global medical activities such as the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN) which works with medical schools and hospitals to improve health care for the children in Vietnam.
IPSAC-VN, which is headquartered in Vietnam, works through educating and training programs, academic support and providing outreach surgery to remote areas with the help of volunteer practitioners and support personnel. The group is also working to make new equipment available to Vietnamese medical facilities.
Volunteers, who are urgently needed to provide patient care, and who are interested in working with the IPSAC-VN, can travel to Vietnam as long as they have a copy of their medical license and a valid passport that stays legally binding for a minimum of six months after the scheduled stay (GazetteDay).
Volunteers at IPSAC-VN plan to launch a Vietnam mission in 2018 to Ho Chi Minh City.
Another charity that provides medical and surgical services worldwide, a non-profit volunteer group, the Children’s Surgery International (CSI), helps underprivileged children and families around the world.
Among the most common surgeries completed on children are organ transplants, tumor removal, brain surgery and corrective surgeries.
Dr. Holterman graduated from Yale University and went on to earn his MD and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. He has authored many scientific papers and medical texts.
For his efforts in fighting diabetes, the American Diabetes Association presented Dr. Holterman with its Innovative Research Award.
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