Mark J. Holterman, Medical

IPSAC-VN – Advancing Pediatric Medicine in Vietnam


Mark J. Holterman, MD, teaches classes on surgery and pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. As part of his professional interest in pediatrics, Mark J. Holterman, MD, joins several of his colleagues in supporting the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN).

IPSAC-VN is an international organization of volunteer physicians who are dedicated to improving care for children in Vietnam. Through education, donations of equipment, and ongoing support, IPSAC-VN helps Vietnamese physicians improve the standard of care in their country.

IPSAC-VN recently announced plans for its first 2017 mission to Vietnam. Between March 6 and March 10, clinical teams will visit four hospitals in the nation. They will focus on expanding local programs in the fields of urology, oncology, anesthesia, and pediatric surgery. One of the sites will also be testing a new laminar flow hood, courtesy of the University of Illinois.

Medical professionals who are interested in volunteering can learn more online at