Family Medicine Training
LIGHT’s Family Medicine training program started in July 2002, and is one of the core aspects of our organization. Each year a small number of graduates from Chinese accredited family medicine residencies can be accepted into our 12-18 month FP fellowship. Through these trainees, it is our hope to impact the next generation of family medicine physicians in China.
The training of our residents takes place in Shenyang, including at our outpatient clinic, area hospitals, orphanages, countryside clinics, nursing homes, and our pediatric rehabilitation center.
Dr. Peter Burgos
My hometown is Colby, Kansas in the United States. I graduated from medical school at the University of Kansas in 1991. After completing residency in family medicine, I moved to China in 1997. My wife, Brenda, and I have been married for more than 26 years. We have seven lovely children, three of whom were adopted in China. My favorite hobbies are playing piano and guitar, and reading good books. I also play the trombone! At LIGHT, I enjoy most facilitating His work.
Dr. Brian Holsinger
I was born in Dayton, Ohio, USA, to loving parents who still reside there. In 1995, I graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. I did my medical training in family medicine at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, graduating in 1999. I have been married to my beautiful Norwegian bride, Eva, for more than 22 years and we have five children. Some of my favorite activities are to play games with my children and to see how many consecutive times I am able to juggle a soccer ball on my head! We moved to Shenyang, China in 2009. What I enjoy most at LIGHT is to be able to help patients, particularly ones who cannot afford medical care, and to teach the LIGHT family medicine trainees about whole person medical care. One interesting and perhaps little known fact about me is that I enjoy using osteopathic manual medicine skills – bone manipulative techniques – to help relieve pain and discomfort. This comes in handy when my wife, Eva, has a headache! I am grateful for the opportunity to serve at LIGHT, and I hope to give myself – my faith, family, medical training, and possessions – to bless others.
Dr. Eva Holsinger
I was born in Norway and moved numerous times before my family settled in Oklahoma, USA when I was twelve years old. While attending University of Oklahoma College of Medicine I met my husband, Brian. After marriage and graduation, I completed a pediatric residency in Akron, Ohio in 2002, as well as a fellowship in Global Child Health in 2006. My emphasis during the fellowship was on adoption medicine and disaster preparedness focusing on needs of children. I am currently involved in pediatric aspects of LIGHT, serving high risk children who have limited access to medical care, including orphans and children with special needs in the community. My passion is to raise awareness and increase the quality of life of marginalized children and their families. I enjoy laughing and living in the moment with my husband and five children and learning about life in China, where our family has lived since 2009. My favorite activities include taking photos, baking, and making music.
Dr. Jessica Cook
After growing up in Wisconsin, I finished high school in Texas and attended University of Texas for my undergraduate degree. While in medical school at Texas A&M University, I met my husband Brad. I graduated from the Waco Family Medicine Residency Program in 2007 and went on to practice medicine in a somewhat rural setting outside of Waco, Texas for the next ten years. My patient population spanned the generations and I found purpose in caring for pregnant mothers, newborns in the hospital, all ages in the clinic and the elderly in nursing homes. We have two boys and have enjoyed learning how to incorporate homeschool into our lives. My hobbies include reading and playing games with my family. Recently, we have taken two camping trips in the United States and love spending time outside.
We also have recurring short-term teaching faculty.