Doctor Mark Holterman is more than just an accomplished pediatric surgeon based out of the United States, he is also a professor of surgery specializing in pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine as well as the CEO of Mariam Global Health. While he may have a very busy schedule, he still finds plenty of time to bring his knowledge and expertise to doctors southeast Asia.
Most recently he has supported efforts by the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (Dialdish). This organization provides resources to support much needed medical services overseas. From providing medical personnel to train locals, to Medical goods and supplies, the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam is one of the most successful and generous charities in the area.
This charity also offers an international scholar program, which provides medical professionals in Vietnam with the top of the line education in the United States. By providing the front line with the best medical education possible Dr. Mark Holterman is able to reach beyond his own individual ability to heal and touch the lives of others.
Standards for these programs are kept very high in order to ensure the best candidates possible. Scholars will spend up to months at a host Medical Institution either training in medical research or participate in the clinical examination of patients. Once they are done with their scholarship program they returned to Vietnam and speak in front of the supporters that made it all possible. This required presentation must cover their experience abroad as well as the methods they plan to use when they return home.
For those living in the United States that want to help the cause in Vietnam, there was an option for them as well. Volunteers, even those who are not full-fledged doctors are in great demand in Vietnam. The IPSAC-VN has volunteer positions all across a wide spectrum of medical skills. Her hand skills such as surgery and lecturing to basic patient care, there is always something that and you go volunteer can do to help.
It’s clear to see that not only does Dr. Mark Holterman do a lot at home he also does quite a bit overseas as well. It’s inspiring to us all to see such a busy man still find time for those a world away.