Observership Abroad

Help Ukraine Group (HUG) already organized 27 training positions abroad during 2022-24. We thank the institutions for volunteering to train Ukrainian onco-practitioners and our sponsors for providing funding for travel and living expenses (institutional support, UICC grants, Stanford Global Scholars grant). 12 more observership positions for radiation oncologists and medical physicists are planned for 2024 together with ASTRO 2024 meeting attendance.

  • 5 radiation oncologists at Stanford, USA (7 months, 3 months, 1 month, 1 month, 1 week) – completed
  • 2 medical physicists at Stanford, USA (1 week, 1 week) – completed
  • 2 medical physicists at ICON Group, Australia (1 months, 2 months) – completed 
  • 1 medical physicist at University of Washington, USA (3 months) – completed 
  • 1 radiation oncologist and 1 medical physicist at Princess Margaret, Canada (1 month, 1 month) 
  • 1 radiation oncologist at University of California Irvine, USA (1 month) – completed 
  • 1 radiation oncologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (2 months) 
  • 2 medical oncologists at Stanford, USA (1 month, 1 month)
  • 1 pediatric oncologist at Stanford, USA (1 month) 
  • 1 radiologist at Stanford, USA (1 month) 
  • 1 BMT oncologist at Stanford, USA (1 month) 
  • 2 medical oncologists at Brown University, USA (1 year, 1 year) 
  • 5 heart-lung transplant specialists (2 surgeons, 1 perfusionist, 1 intensivist, 1 anesthesiologist) at Stanford University, USA (1 week) – completed
  • It’s a true pleasure for Help Ukraine Group to welcome two medical oncologists from Ukraine: Dr. Andrii Hrynkiv from Lviv Regional Cancer Center and Dr. Kateryna Cherchenko from the National Cancer Institute in Kyiv. Drs. Hrynkiv and Cherchenko attended ASCO GI 2004 meeting in San Francisco and started a month-long observership at Stanford University medical…


  • Dear Ukrainian radiation oncologists and medical physicists, Help Ukraine Group is organizing observerships for radiation oncologists and medical physicists in USA based on UICC grant and institutional support. We have 10 observership positions open in the leading cancer centers in US: – 2 with 3 months duration, – 5 with 1 month duration, – 3…


  • Dr. Iryna Kriachok, a head of chemotherapy of hemoblastoses department at the National Cancer Institute in Kyiv, has completed 1-month long observership at the Bone and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (BMT-CT) department at Stanford. She will also attend  ASH 2023 conference in San Diego before returning back to Ukraine. Here are her impressions from…



  • HUG expresses gratitude to the Stanford Bone and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (BMT-CT) devision for welcoming Dr. Iryna Kriachok, a head of scientific and research department of chemotherapy of hemoblastoses at NCI, Kyiv. Stanford BMT-CT department has 52 beds dedicated to BMT and Cellular therapy. The program performs autologous and allogeneic transplants for over…


  • Help Ukraine Group welcomes a pediatric oncologist from National Cancer Institute in Kyiv – Dr. Kseniia Bolharina. Dr. Bolharina will spend one month with Stanford Pediatric Oncology to observe immunotherapy, CAR-T cell therapy, allogenic transplants and pediatric solid tumor treatments. Many thanks to Stanford Pediatric Oncology department for training and Stanford Global Scholars grant for…


  • Help Ukraine Group (HUG) had an honor and a pleasure to participate in welcoming a team of Ukrainian doctors from the Heart Institute in Kyiv who performed the first in Ukraine heart-lung transplant on October 25th, 2023. Five Ukrainian transplant specialists arrived to Stanford Heart-Lung and Lung Transplant department for 1 week observership 10/28/23-11/5/23: Dr….




  • Two radiation oncologists from Lviv Regional Cancer Center were trained at Stanford Radiation Oncology Department from September 4th to October 1st, 2023. They have participated in all educational activities for radiation oncology residents, attended tumor boards and chart rounds, shadowed physicians in patients’ visits, learned radiotherapy contouring, planning, and plan review. On October 1-3, 2023…


  • After hearing one of HUG’s presentations regarding situation with radiotherapy in Ukraine with the call for action, Ross Koscharsky,  Global Director of ICON Cancer Center at ICON Group responded with the offer to train 2 Ukrainian medical physicists in Australia. A partnership has been born. Natalka Suchowerska, a HUG member and Australia native, together with…