Dr. Mark Holterman not only works tirelessly performing surgeries. researching new therapies, guiding surgical residents and medical students, educating students at the University of Illinois, writing articles and giving lectures, he’s also has a wide range of obligations and duties as Marian Global Health’s CEO. He also volunteers his time and talent to support a variety health-related charities and compassionate causes like the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (LinkedIn).
Through IPSAC-VN Dr. Holterman works at medical schools and hospitals in Vietnam to give ill children access to the latest surgical advances. He also encourages people to support the group’s efforts by volunteering their services or donating money. The organization’s mission is to provide Vietnam’s children with self-sustaining care by educating local healthcare practitioners, surgeons and teachers about beneficial healthcare activities and providing them with medical equipment, training, and support services. They also perform surgical outreach and top-caliber surgical procedures in the remote highlands of Vietnam.
Potential volunteers need medical training, a valid passport, a medical license, a complete CV and a commitment to spend 6 months or more in Vietnam to provide patient care and desperately needed training and support services to participate in the IPSAC-VN program. Children’s Surgery International is a similar organization. It has a foster home called the Blossom House for orphaned Vietnamese girls ages 5 and 18. CSI volunteers provide medical treatment, surgical services, and lifetime programs to poor children worldwide. Their goal is to benefit the whole child.
The need worldwide for pediatric surgery is great. Through CSI, IPSAC-VN and other charitable organizations, disenfranchised children can get access to advanced medical procedures for treating bone, brain and organ problems because of people like Dr. Mark Holterman. A summa cum laude Yale University graduate with a degree in biology, Dr. Holterman attended the University of Virginia where he earned both a Ph.D. and an MD. He has since gone on to become a gifted surgeon, excellent educator and caring philanthropist.
Dr. Mark Holterman has won accolades for his groundbreaking work in pediatric surgery, cancer treatment, and stem cell regeneration therapy.