Underdeveloped countries desperately need quality medical care solutions and professional volunteers, especially in the area of pediatric surgery. The support from charities and volunteers in recent years has been incredible. Vietnam joins the list of countries that have greatly benefited from such outreach services (Ideamensch). Mariam Global Health CEO, Dr. Mark Holterman supports numerous charitable organizations focused on innovating healthcare treatment and technology. One of the many organizations he’s partnered with is IPSAC-VN (International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam).
Hospitals, medical centers, and schools in Vietnam benefit from the latest technological advancements through the group’s outreach. Chicago’s UIC-Med (University of Illinois College of Medicine) distinguished professor of surgery/pediatrics has joined IPSAC-VN in its efforts to innovate pediatric care services. The organization strives to enable healthcare practitioners through training and educational programs. Its top-caliber pediatric surgeons like Dr. Holterman volunteer to undertake cases and perform needed medical procedures. This includes procedures like organ transplants, corrective surgery (brain, spinal, bone malformations, etc.), and tumor removal. He’s encouraging volunteers to join this global mission of change.
At Mariam Global Health, Dr. Mark Holterman focuses on critical research to develop breakthrough medical treatment solutions to innovate health care services. His research primarily explores the areas of cancer treatment, stem cell therapy, obesity and regenerative medicine. Dr. Holterman studied Biology at Yale University. Following graduation, he enrolled at UVA (University of Virginia) and specialized in pediatrics. He received his doctoral degrees from UVA. He’s kept a busy schedule supporting philanthropic endeavors over the years. He’s currently affiliated with over 16 hospitals, including UI Health, St. Francis Medical Center and Illinois Children’s Hospital. With almost 30 years experience practicing general and pediatric surgery, Dr. Mark Holterman has developed an impressive resume.
He’s certified in both areas and received multiple awards. Last year, he won another America’s Top Doctors Award, which makes his 8th win in a decade. This pediatric innovator also received three Vitals Awards for being punctual and compassionate. He also swept the Vitals “People’s Choice Award” for the years 2012, 2014 and 2015. He’s recognized by AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), ACS (American College of Surgeons) and several other professional organizations.