Dr. Rod Rohrich: World-Renowned Plastic Surgery Expert And Award-Winning Educator

Dr. Rod Rohrich, internationally renowned plastic surgeon will have a hectic schedule in 2018. The Dallas, Texas based expert will be involved in a large number of symposia beginning very early in the year. A University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center professor of plastic surgery, Dr. Rohrich will play an important role in the February 8th to 10th Baker Gordon Educational Symposium in Miami. It’s the 52nd year it will be held and is America’s largest live surgery symposia. He will also chair the 21st Annual Global Dallas Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine Meeting in late February and the 35th annual Dallas Rhinoplasty Meeting to be held March 2nd and 3rd.

A globally acknowledged expert on plastic surgery, Dr. Rod Rohrich has drawn universal praise for his ability to restore the face and body to its youthful look and definition with artistic skill. One of the United States’ top plastic surgeons, his work reflects the technical advances that have been made in cosmetic surgery. The gatherings in which he is involved include America’s largest live surgery symposia. They have played a role in training plastic surgeons by the thousands. The meetings also feature lectures, video demonstrations and panel discussions on the latest innovations in the field by world-class faculty.

Some of the topic to be discussed at the symposia include skin tightening techniques, noninvasive fat removal, vaginal rejuvenation, innovations like lasers and IPL and patient safety and ethical social marketing. The latest advances and techniques in body, breast and face contouring will also be highlighted. Dr. Rohrich and other experts in cosmetic surgery will also speak on the efficacy of new technologies and techniques and the overall evolution of the field of plastic surgery and offer opportunities for hands-on involvement in the fresh cadaver lab.

A North Dakota native, Dr. Rodney J. Rohrich, MD has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of North Dakota and North Dakota State University. He went on to the College of Medicine at Baylor University where he earned his medical degree. His next move was to the University of Michigan Medical Center to do his residencies in both plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Rohrich then attented Oxford University for pediatric plastic surgery advanced training. At Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, he did a microvascular and hand fellowship.

In 1986 Dr. Rohrich joined the UT Southwestern staff as a division of plastic surgery member. clik here

Dr. Mark Holterman: Pediatrician, Surgeon, and Global Health Care Liason.

Dr. Mark Holterman’s professional experience in the health care industry has lead him to many exciting avenues in his journey through medicine (Markjholterman). Born and raised in Wisconsin on a family-operated farm, Mark became determined to better his life by attending college at Yale University. After graduating with a degree in Biology from Yale, Mark then decided to take his academic career to the University of Virginia where he then started to study medicine. It was at the University of Virginia where he met his future wife and mother of his children, Ai-Xuan Le.(Smith, 2017).

Dr. Mark Holterman is one of the main enthusiasts behind the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN). This nonprofit was dreamt up by Dr. Holterman, Ai-Xuan, and the chief surgeon of the largest hospital in Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam. Mark and his wife thought of the idea to start IPSAC-VN when they visited Vietnam and got to witness first-hand just how crowded the hospitals are there. This is a project that is very close to Ai-Xuan since she is from Vietnam. Her and her family had to leave the country in 1975 when North Vietnam seized control over Saigon. Ai-Xuan’s experience of living in Vietnam lead her to admit that many families from rural locations have to undergo an extensive amount of travel to seek medical care, which lead her to become passionate about providing health care to her native country (Smith, 2017).

Although IPSAC-VN is still in its infantile stages, there are multiple exuberant plans on how the organization is going to better health care conditions in Vietnam. For example, the organization is working to reduce the number of hospital acquired infections in Vietnam by providing facilities with newer pieces of equipment and medical machinery. IPSAC-VC also plans to start identifying Vietnamese children who are in need of surgery and matching them with a pediatric surgeon within the United States (Smith, 2017). There are many exciting experiences ahead for Dr. Mark Holterman, his family, and IPSAC-VN, but Mark and Ai-Xuan are the perfect innovators to lead the charge.


Dr. Mark Holterman, Saving Lives Through His Charity Work

Dr. Mark Holterman is a researcher, surgeon, educator and philanthropist. His charitable work with the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam or IPSAC-VN, is what stands out the most. Mark came from humble beginnings, raised on a farm in Wisconsin. His parents had never gone to college, but that didn’t stop Mark from graduating from Yale University in 1980. He majored in biology and moved on to the University of Virginia, where he attended medical school. His intention was to become a pediatrician or a medical scientist. During his time at the University of Virginia he met Ai-Xuan Le, a future surgeon who was completing her medical residency. She was a graduate from Texas Christian University and immediately sparked Mark’s interest (peoria.medicine.uic.edu). They fell in love, and both inspired each other to become pediatric surgeons.

In 1988 the successful duo got married and had three sons, Alex, Nathan, and Isaac. After completing his residency at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Mark and Ai-Xuan moved to Seattle, Washington. He completed his fellowship at the University of Washington’s Children’s Hospital, and then worked as a research associate at the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal in Quebec, Canada.

Today, Mark Holterman is the CEO of Mariam Global Health, an investment firm. He also is a faculty member of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is a professor at the college teaching surgery and pediatrics. Mark also studies regenerative medicine and treatments at the University, finding methods to fight diabetes and cancer. He was honored with the Innovative Research Award by The American Diabetes Association.

Mark Holterman founded The Hannah Sunshine Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps children access regenerative treatments for their chronic rare illnesses. He belongs to the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics.