Dr. Mark Holterman: Helping Support Dreams

Dr. Mark Holterman is many things. He is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, as well as CEO of Mariam Global Health. He has maintained both positions for the past five years.

 

As a medical specialist, Dr. Mark Holterman is passionate about a few organizations at support causes in the medical field. One organization that Dr. Holterman supports is the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN).

 

The International Pediatrics Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam’s goal is to improve pediatric medical treatment for the children of Vietnam. The organization works to provide necessary supplies and other supplies to medical personnel.

 

The IPSAC-VN also supports their local resident’s dreams of working in the medical field by providing scholarships through its International Scholar Program (Doctors.HealthGrove). The program allows them to further their education at select institutions in the United States.

 

The scholars are provided with funding for traveling to the United States, and they get hosted to gain experience in medical research or in clinical examinations at a medical institution. After the program ends, the scholars speak to supporters of the International Scholar Program about using the knowledge they gained to help their local medical community in Vietnam.

 

Dr. Mark Holterman is a pediatric surgeon at the Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital, and The Children’s Hospital Illinois, St. Francis Medical Center. Dr. Holterman is also a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics, amongst other organizations. He specializes in pediatric surgery and conducts research on regenerative medicines, stem cell therapies, obesity, and novel cancer treatments.

 

Dr. Mark Holterman earned his degree in biology from Yale University and his MD and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia (http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Mark_Holterman.html). He then went on to complete his residency at the University of Virginia Health Sciences focusing on general surgery. Also, completed a fellowship at the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center through the University of Washington in pediatric surgery.

 

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