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Ai-Xuan Le Holterman, MD

Facilities Mercyhealth Physician Clinic–Riverside
Residency University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Medical school University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Southwestern Medical School, Dallas
Fellowship Pediatric Surgery: University of Montreal Hospital Sainte-Justine, Montreal, Quebec
Special practice interests
  • Congenital bile duct disease
Board certification

American Board of Surgery with added certification in Pediatric Surgery


Dr. Holterman is Professor Emerita in Pediatric Surgery and a surgeon scientist with basic and translational research interests in liver injury at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. The vocation is to advance children's surgical care through clinical excellence, applied research, teaching and mentoring. Her interest in Global Health led her to found two 501(c)3 organizations, IPSAC-VN (International Pediatric Specialist Alliance for Children in Vietnam) and Prometheus USA. IPSAC-VN and Prometheus USA promote the discovery, development and deployment of solutions to improve children's health around the world, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, by fostering and supporting innovative medical education, training, and research, and by narrowing these gaps in under-resourced areas.

Philosophy of care

Patient autonomy is important in my practice. I care about children's health around the world, particularly areas with low resources.