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Vietnam-Focused Medical Volunteer Group Reaches Out to Children

Mark Holterman

Pediatric surgeon Dr. Mark Holterman currently serves as a professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, Illinois. In addition, he heads Mariam Global Health as its CEO, and works in the surgical unit of OSF HealthCare’s Children’s Hospital. Mark Holterman, MD, is also a strong supporter and board member of the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN).

The IPSAC-VN consists of volunteer medical practitioners and assistants who give of their time to improve the lives of Vietnam’s youth. The group facilitates much-needed surgical care in remote locations of the country, as well as health education, professional training exchanges, donations of equipment and supplies, and other much-needed activities.
The group works closely with Vietnamese medical and nursing education programs and large hospitals dedicated to the wellbeing of children. Its efforts are made possible through, among other organizations, the University of Illinois and OSF HealthCare.
In one recent IPSAC-VN collegial presentation, Dr. Tran Anh Quynh spoke to Vietnamese and American audience members on the subject of pediatric surgery in Vietnam, focusing on collaborative research projects between the two nations.

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