Dr. Mark Holterman Welcomes the IPSAC-VN Volunteering and 21st Century Cures Act

Dr. Mark Holterman, a leading medical researcher, and practitioner from Chicago, thinks that the IPSAC-VN Volunteering is an excellent opportunity for the medical practitioners with a service mind. He says that he always supports the initiatives of International Pediatric Specialists Alliance to help the Children of Vietnam. The medical professionals can join the mission to ensure better pediatric surgical care in the country by supporting IPSAC-VN. The volunteers help the organization in patient care, surgery, training, lecture, and more. They would get the exposure to work with the hospitals and medical universities in the country (MedicalDailyTimes). Dr. Holterman says that the volunteers should hold a passport that is valid for at least six months during the time of the trip. Also, they have to submit the copy of their professional license along with the CV.


While coming to the 21st Century Cures Act, Dr. Holterman thinks that it can make a revolution in the regenerative medicine. The legislation allows patients to take the benefit of fast-tracking of medical devices and new drugs when they are going through severe health conditions. Additionally, the legislation provides $2 billion for a two-year period to target the infamous opioid epidemic and other practices. Interestingly, it gives greater support to regenerative medicine. It helps the FDA to involve the patients in the drug approval process of the agency. This ensures efficient and quick approvals for drugs and treatment procedures. Regenerative medicine groups like Alliance for Regenerative Medicine and World Stem Cell Summit welcomed the new move.


Dr. Mark Holterman focuses on Pediatric Surgery and currently serving as the CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Mariam Global Health, Chicago. He focuses on regenerative medicine and its complexities at the hospital. Dr. Holterman started his career at the University of Virginia as the General Surgery Resident in the year 1988.


In the later years, he worked with many hospitals in various clinical roles and collaborated with research institutes as a research associate (http://alivenewspaper.com/2017/11/dr-holterman-battles-childhood-obesity/). Dr. Holterman also worked as an Instructor in Surgery at the University of Washington and collaborated with the University of Illinois as Professor. He earned his post-graduation and Ph.D. in Medicine and Immunology from the University of Virginia.