Doctors United for Ukraine (DU4U) 

is a non-profit incorporation of Yale medical professionals with Ukrainian roots.

Dwight Hall at Yale serves as a fiscal sponsor for this urgent campaign.* Your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by law. Your tax acknowledgment will come from Dwight Hall at Yale. 


Our Mission: Deliver precision aid to foster the health and wellbeing of Ukrainian people in the face of war and its consequences. 

Our Vision: Help rebuild a thriving clinical care and research enterprise in Ukraine, in partnership with its healthcare professionals and academics. 

Our Strategy: Fill the gaps left by current non-profit efforts for medical and mental health needs in Ukraine. Succeed in this with Precision Support of Critical Care Providers with medical supplies and skill building and Mental Health Care providers with training and care infrastructure.  

DU4U’s aid is specific.  We know what is needed because we are in direct contact with doctors in Kharkiv, Dnipro, Odesa, Kyiv, Mykolaiv and Lviv hospitals. 

DU4U can meet the needs quickly because we work with and pay directly to companies/providers in Ukraine and Poland. This approach drastically hastens delivery.

Medical and mental health aid you can “buy” by donating:

Fixator device for a shattered limb$100
Acute trauma training for a psychologist$500
Ultrasound for high-risk pregnancy in traumatized women$5,000
Project: psycho-social help for internally displaced persons$8,000  
Train 37 psychologists in trauma therapy for children, women, and military with PTSD$15,000
Artificial lung device (ventilator) to breathe for the critically wounded$24,000

We welcome any amount of contributions to continue our work. Your gift today can save a life tomorrow. 

Our Projects

Precision Critical Care. Over $1M of kidney therapy fluids, blood filtration systems, ventilators, defibrillators, heart valves and surgical supplies delivered by DU4U are in physician’s hands and helping the wounded in ICUs and hospitals in Kharkiv, Dnipro, Odesa, Kyiv and Lviv.  

Targeted support for trauma survivors through training and supplies for mental health professionals. Project Truskavets provides psychological and social services to over 500 internally displaced persons. Training to Ukrainian psychologists in evidence-based therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is underway.

Safeguarding women and infant’s health with medical supply and technical aid to Maternity and Gynecology providers. DU4U provides medications to prevent early labor, severe bleeding and start up the breathing of infants who can’t do it on their own.

Urgent needs. Our database of needs, includes ultrasounds, chest drain tubes, ventilators, ultrasound guided anesthesia treatment devices and suppliers ready to fill them. Programs for mental health women’s health require funding. The estimated costs are over $1M. 

As we transition from acute needs, our focus will shift to rebuilding and expanding capacity of Ukraine’s healthcare system through academic and research partnerships. 

DU4U in the News

New Haven Register: “Yale professor from Guilford is helping Ukraine, one poppy seed loaf at a time”

New Haven Register: “Opinion: Yale community seeks help for Ukraine”

AAMC: “Crisis in Ukraine: U.S. doctors, hospitals step up to help”

Yale Medicine: “YSM Faculty Stand United For Ukraine”

New Haven Independent: “Back From Kyiv, Blumenthal Promises To Keep Up The Pressure”

*Doctors United for Ukraine (EIN 88-1488412) is non-profit and Dwight Hall at Yale serves as its fiscal sponsor.


DU4U Impact: July 2022
DU4U Deliveries Distribution for Funds Raised

Our Team

DU4U’s Officers:

Co-President: Alla Vash-Margita, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Co-President: Irina Esterlis, PhD, Psychiatry and Psychology

Vice President: Andrey Zinchuk, MD, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Treasurer: Yaroslav Voloshin, MBA, Alvarez & Marsal Holdings LLC

Secretary: Maksym Minasyan, MD, Pulmonary Medicine

Contact Us

Instagram: @doctorsu4u