Dr. Mark Holterman, a professor of surgery and pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, actively contributes to the advancement of regenerative medicine. In addition to teaching and serving on advisory boards, Mark Holterman, MD, supports the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN).
IPSAC-VN is a nonprofit that helps Vietnamese children who need specialized surgical attention. The organization also trains local providers on surgical techniques. Recent projects of IPSAC-VN include a trip to Vietnam Kon Tum General Hospital, where a pediatric surgery team delivered tools and supplies and spent time teaching bedside and operating room skills.
In addition, physician volunteers visited Children’s Hospital 2 in Ho Chi Minh City, where they donated supplies and conducted clinic visits to evaluate pediatric patients before surgery. The IPSAC-VN team also followed up on the interdisciplinary oncology care program it helped establish at the hospital several years ago.