Dr. Mark Holterman is the CEO of Mariam Global Health. He has a full schedule working nonstop with performing surgeries, educating others, teaching at the University of Illinois and researching new therapies. He also finds time to guide surgical residents and medical students (Peoria.Medicine). Dr. Holterman is involved in varies health-related charities. One of the charities he supports is the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN). The International Pediatric Specialist Alliance for the Children brings the latest surgical advances to the sick children of Vietnam. This also includes the people that support the group and want to volunteer their time (https://health.usnews.com/doctors/mark-holterman-3618). There are, however, requirements for those who want to volunteer for ISPAC-N. ISPAC_VN requires volunteers to have a medical license, sending a complete CV and having a valid passport that is valid for at least six months or longer. There are major and minor surgeries performed for the children in need of it.
The charity is beneficial in its surgical procedures and outreach. It also involves educating new teachers, healthcare practitioners, and surgeons. In IPSAC-VN medical equipment and academic support are provided. The charity works diligently to care for Vietnam children. They conduct major and minor surgeries such as organ transplant, brain surgery, tumor removal, etc.
Children’s surgery is another worthwhile charity. They run Blossom House foster home for orphaned Vietnam girls. The ages of the girls run from 5 and 18. Compassionate care and holistic well- being services are provided to those living in extreme poverty and the orphaned girls.
Dr. Mark J. Holterman went to Yale University and majored in biology. At the University of Virginia, he earned a P.H.D and an MD. At the Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital, he served as surgeon-in-chief. In the Rush University Medical Center he worked as an attending pediatric surgeon. Dr. Holterman research works on regenerative medicine novel cancer treatments, obesity, and cell therapies. He is a professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.