Physician Resources for Ukraine

Below is a list of organizations and funds assisting Ukraine that physicians can contribute towards:

Doctors Without Borders

Global Response: Maura Sammon, MD is an emergency medicine physician at Temple and Chief Medical Officer for Global Response Management. GRM recently partnered with the World Health Organization to support efforts in Poland and Ukraine. GRM has an official seat at the WHO Emergency Operations Center in Rzeszow, Poland. Any funds donated through this will be spent solely on WHO sponsored activities in Poland and Ukraine.

MedGlobal: Needs Trauma Surgeons and Zoom technique instructions for Tactical Combat Casualty Care, medical staff helmets, medical supplies listed on their website. CHOP, Penn Medicine and Temple Hospital have all contributed training via Zoom calls

Ministry of Health Ukraine

US Department of State Overseas

US citizens missing in Ukraine or Russia should contact the Citizens Services Office 1-888-407-4747.

USAid – Ukraine – RESOURCES for Donations, Volunteer

World Health Organization

Charitable Foundation Voice of Children in Ukraine – Helping Children of War in Ukraine

Sunflower of Peace – Tactical Backpacks for Medical Supplies for Ukraine Drs / Medics
World Food Program Guidestar
World Central Kitchen
Project Cure Guidestar
Project HOPE
Nova Ukraine
Razom (based out of NYC, protestors)
Ukrainian League of Philadelphia
Catholic Relief Services – Donate


 Facebook Groups

TIKVA Children’s Home
International Rescue Committee – Ukraine
Direct Relief

COVID-19 Webinar Series and Resource Center

These are incredibly challenging times. Soon, practices across the state of Pennsylvania will be expanding their services and facing a “New Normal”. How do we “reopen” for our patients? Our staff? Our families? Ourselves? Whether you are an office on the front line of high risk patients in search of information, or you are a physician whose business has been interrupted by this crisis, this webinar series will have useful info that will benefit you and your practice. Tonyehn Verkitus, Executive Director of the Lackawanna and Luzerne County Medical Societies and David Griffiths, Executive Director of the Lehigh County Medical Society have partnered on a COVID-19 webinar series for our members.

The First Webinar

Reopening your Pennsylvania Physician Practice during the Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities

Learn strategies and tactics to help you plan and execute an effective Ramp-Up of your practice. Thank you to those of you who joined us live for the webinar. If you couldn’t make it, please listen to the webinar.

We wish to thank the speakers on this webinar:

Dr. Timothy Welby, MD, FAAP, Owner/Partner

Pediatrics of Northeast Pennsylvania

David Bittner, MBA, CEO

OAA Orthopedic Specialists

Suzette Benedick, MBA, CHC, Executive Director

Kidney Care Specialists

Maraleen Shields, Esq., Shareholder

Fitzpatrick, Lentz & Bubba

Rick Cancelliere, CEO


The Second Webinar

Telemedicine: Is it a Critical Component of the “New Normal”?

This webinar was on Thursday, May 21. Learn how several physician practices have innovated in the area of Telemedicine. What are the options? Are there liability concerns? Will Telemedicine be a valuable option in the future?.=

We wish to thank the speakers on this webinar:

Robert Murphy, MD. Chief Integration Officer

Lehigh Valley Health Network; Plastic Surgeon/Hand Spec.

Chris Connor, D.O., Partner

Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates, P.C.

Donna Eget, D.O., Medical Director

Medicus Urgent Care

Maraleen Shields, Esq., Shareholder

Fitzpatrick, Lentz & Bubba

Rick Cancelliere, CEO


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Lehigh County Physicians & Medical Practices

On May 9, 2020, the PA Department of Health (DOH) issued Guidance for PA Health Care Practitioners on Non-Urgent Care during COVID-19 Emergency.

COVID-19: Mental Health and Substance Use

Recovery Resources:

Disaster Distress Helpline

View the resources from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

Physician Support Line

Free confidential peer support line by volunteer psychiatrists for US physician colleagues during the COVID19 pandemic.

1-888-409-0141 7 days a week, 8am – 12am EST

What steps can you take?

Learn More About COVID-19

Looking for PPE? Here’s a list of organizations trying to help:

Are you a physician or retired physician or healthcare provider who is interested in helping during this COVID-19 crisis?

Please think about volunteering with the Allentown’s Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps!