Dr. Mark Holterman, Touching Lives of The Vulnerable

Dr. Mark Holterman is a successful pediatric surgeon with over two decades of experience. He is a philanthropist who reaches out to children with health care needs. Dr. Holterman is involved in the activities of International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN). The program was initiated after Dr. Holterman and his wife Ai-Xuan Holterman visited a hospital in Vietnam. The two pediatricians were concerned about the shortage of children’s hospitals and doctors in the country.


Vietnam’s parents came from far to get treatment and thus, the hospital was crowded with both children and parents. The couple together with the hospital’s chief surgeon decided to create a non-profit organization which was to ensure children’s treatment is readily available.


IPSAC-VN seeks to improve the hospital conditions in Vietnam by having exchange programs between the medical professional in US and Vietnam. The program educates teachers, healthcare practitioners and surgeons, provides academic support services and medical equipment and also arranges for surgical outreaches in the remote areas of the nation.


Dr. Mark Holterman is well-known for regenerative medicine research and stem cell. His regenerative treatments prompted the foundation of The Hannah Sunshine Foundation which seeks to help children with rare chronic illnesses.


Education Background

The father of three attended Yale University for his undergraduate degree where he was a biology major. He later attended the University of Virginia for his MD and Ph.D. Dr. Holterman attended surgery resident at the same university and went ahead to be a pediatric fellow at University of Washington’s Children’s Hospital. He moved to Canada where he was a research associate at Clinical Research Institute of Montreal.


Holterman’s other roles

He is a surgeon at St Francis Medical Centre, Children’s Hospital of Illinois and Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-holterman-70087863). Dr. Mark Holterman is a pediatric and surgery professor and a medical researcher at the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine. He is the CEO of Mariam Global Health and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Surgeons.


He is an author of many medical articles and has written several textbook chapters. Words cannot exhaust the achievements and dedication of Dr. Mark Holterman who is truly dedicated to touching and changing lives positively.

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