The world is in desperate need of Heroes, and while superheroes don’t necessarily really exist, real heroes do in the medical field. Everyday these individuals who have spent years of their life in medical school, go the extra mile in order to save a life. In the case of children were in dire need of help in Vietnam, there is one pediatrician who needs to call and it far exceeds what is asked of him. This particular man’s name is Dr. Mark Holterman. Dr. Holterman started his exceptional career in Wisconsin. Eventually Holterman would decide to go to Yale to continue his college experience, and majored in Biology at first. Through a series of events that would change his life, he eventually became a pediatrician and started his practice at the University of Washington’s children’s hospital, and then eventually moved to Quebec to continue his practice there. He has Decades of experience under his belt, something that has saved hundreds if not thousands of lives (Dialdish).
What makes Mark Holterman different than other doctors is his dedication to individuals outside of America. During a trip with his wife to Vietnam he noticed that there was a severe shortage and pediatricians in the country. He has made it his personal mission to provide excellent medicine to the children of Vietnam by supporting training a Vietnamese doctors and also setting up mission trips to the country. The name of this program is IPSAC-VN. The organization that Dr. Mark Holterman has created in Vietnam has made a lot of changes, including updates in medical technology that are continuing to be added to Vietnamese hospitals. A startling fact about how hospitals work in that country is the idea that infections are rather rampant. Holterman not only seeks to eliminate this threat completely, but has already almost met his goal. Since IPSAC-VN is still a new corporation it’s still unknown exactly how far it will be able to reach. They are doing incredible things but who knows exactly how far they’ll go. Only time will tell.