Mark J. Holterman, Medical

IPSAC-VN Grants Scholarships to Vietnamese Medical Students


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Mark J. Holterman, MD, is an established doctor focusing on surgery and pediatrics. Currently a professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Mark Holterman is also a board member of TargaCell LLC., a biotech startup working with organ-specific delivery stem cells, and actively supports the International Pediatric Specialist Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN).

The International Pediatric Specialist Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN) is a non-profit organization that was established to address the surgical needs of children in Vietnam who are unable to attain the help they require. To accomplish its mission, the association partners with Vietnamese specialists and helps to provide the materials, educational resources, and outreach surgery needed.

Additionally, IPSAC-VN works to secure the future medical health of children in Vietnam through its international scholar program. The IPSAC Vietnam Scholarship Program is awarded to a licensed Vietnamese (or in-training) nurse, physician, or medical practitioner and provides them with the opportunity to study at an ACGME-accredited US institution. These institutions can include clinical practices, research institutions, various training regimes, and more, and they are individually tailored to the recipient of the scholarship.