Dr. Mark Holterman, an American pediatric surgeon, and professor, has been a good supporter of the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN),
The main goal of IPSAC-VN is to greatly boost the pediatric care for Vietnamese youngsters It has tried to fulfill its goal by initiating programs for Vietnam pediatric medical personnel, medical supplies, and Vietnamese kids.
IPSAC-VN has initiated a program called the International Scholar Program. This program is to improve Vietnam pediatric doctors by having them come to medical training institutions in the United States. IPSAC helps them with the paperwork and makes sure that they meet the requirements of the training establishment such as having a dedication to health care improvement.
This IPSAC program facilitates the monetary part of the medical training like giving the scholars $2500 so they can travel to medical training institution. At the training institution, they are given the choice of being coached in clinical examination or medical analysis. When they return to Vietnam, the IPSAC scholars must do a presentation to IPSAC supporters. The presentation should talk about what they did in the US and how they are going to use their new knowledge to improve Vietnamese pediatrics.
Dr. Mark Holterman, an IPSAC supporter, now works at the University of Illinois as a professor. Moreover, he works at St. Francis Medical Center and Advocates Christ Children’s Hospital as a pediatric surgeon.
Even though he works at three different institutions, he still has time to be a member of many organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Holterman is a pediatric surgeon that has done some analysis in regenerative medicine, somatic cell therapies, and experimental cancer therapies.
As far as education, he got a Bachler’s degree in Biology from Yale University. He happened to graduate with honors (MarkjHolterman.Strikingly). He then attained a Ph.D. and a medical degree from the University of Virginia Medical Services. He was a resident in general surgery at the University of Virginia Health Sciences and a pediatric surgeon fellow at the University of Washington.
Dr. Holterman has been a staunch supporter of IPSAC due to his lifetime of studying pediatric surgery.