Welcome to Desi Physician Moms Foundation Website!

DPM and The DPM Foundation serve our members and communities with our four pillars: Selflessness, Sisterhood, Unity, and Community.
Learn MoreOperation O2


Desi Physician Moms of the US/Canada (“DPM”) and the DPM Foundation 501(c)3 (“DPMF”) with 7000 US/Canadian licensed women physicians have taken prompt action in response to the COVID crisis devastating India. “DPM Operation O2” has raised over $300,000 in less than two weeks, with a goal of $500,000. Unique to this organization and more significantly: a DIRECT MD-MD chain for vital medical equipment established within one week despite all international bureaucratic obstacles and with proactive avoidance of the black market. 100% of funds are allocated towards direct MD-supervised equipment rather than the typically allocated administrative salaries/expenses associated with larger nonprofit organizations who also do not have direct supervision of the equipment in patient hands.

DPM Foundation, headquartered in Nashville TN, consists of women physicians who have listened to the needs and issues on the ground and have responded to the urgency in a way only fellow physicians can truly understand. DPMF has taken upon its own to not only raise these funds but also work on the logistics of medical supplies and 220V equipment such as oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders, BiPap machines, ventilators, ICU beds, PPE, and other supplies going directly to our physician contacts on the ground in India who are in desperate need in cities and rural areas. This DIRECT MD-MD chain coordinated by DPM Foundation has ensured that the right supplies get into the right hands, with representation from and distribution to ALL religions and socioeconomic classes of people in India. DPMF is obtaining photo and video evidence of every piece of equipment in use by a patient of that physician contact.

Importantly DPMF is also cognizant of technical issues such as voltage requirements and international banking laws before sending critically needed expensive machines. This ensures use of the equipment correctly without wastage of funds. This detailed physician attention ensures the longevity of these supplies, ongoing life-saving capability, and endless potential for an infinite number of families in India.

We humbly ask for your support as we get these supplies to our physician colleagues and the people of India.





COVID-19 Situation in India: Supplies

Some supplies being arranged (either being sent from the US or sourced in India): Oxygen cylinders and oxygen concentrators, ventilators, BIPAP machines, PPE and scrubs, pulse oximeters

Current COVID Crisis

Current COVID Crisis

DPM Foundation will match your donations up to $40,000!

Group Members



Donors This Year

2018 Retreat, Gaylord Resort Nashville

2018 Retreat Speakers: Film Stars “Meet The Patels”

2018 Retreat Speaker: Author and Survivor of the Mumbai terrorist attack Linda Ragsdale (center)

2017 Retreat Speakers: Gold Star Father Mr. Khizr Khan, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Dr. Alice Chen

2017 DPM Meets U.S. Congressman from Chicago: Raja Krishnamoorthi

2016 DPM Panel: Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Our Members

DPM was founded to promote unity among Desi Physician Women, embracing our diversity in religion, language, nationality, culture, and place of birth/childhood. A special aspect of Desi culture and pride is selflessness, and we have seen countless selfless acts of kindness every day in small ways and in great. Our members grew into bonding with one another and no longer consider themselves to belong to a Facebook group, but rather a tight sisterhood of love and support, a sisterhood in which one can seek advice and guidance without judgement, in a forum of women bonded in similar struggles and challenges. Because each of us is a licensed physician, we have dedicated ourselves to serving others in the medical profession, and DPM fosters further involvement in our communities. With unity and selflessness, our sisterhood will go on to share our culture and charity with the community beyond what we provide on a daily basis with our medical training and commitment.

Our Foundation

Due to the enormous growth of this Facebook group and increasing needs for social awareness and advocacy, the not for profit 501(c)3 DPM Foundation was created. 100% of money generated through donations and every day shopping via our partner stores goes towards assisting Desi victims (in the US) in an emergency situation involving domestic abuse, supporting charitable organizations for promoting Desi women’s issues, and will allow us to grow and reach more Desi Physician Women to foster our four pillars of Selflessness, Sisterhood, Unity, and Community.

Follow our Foundation’s Public Facebook Page:

Latest News

DPM Concentrators in Victory Hospital Waynad, Kerala

Hi, I am Dr Salim from Victory Hospital, Wayanad. We have received oxygen concentrators 5 number send by you. We sincerely Thanking you from bottom of our Heart. I think you are aware second wave is going still strong here. Even today reported new 17000 cases in...

read more

DPM Statement on Political Firing of Dr Shelley Sasse Fiscus

DPM Operation o2 Desi PHYSICIAN Moms Foundation 501(c)3 www.DPMFoundation.org July 23, 2021   We are Desi Physician Moms Foundation (DPMF), a 501(c)3 not-for-profit US/Canadian organization of close to 7,000 licensed women physicians with connections to the Southeast...

read more

O2 Concentrators now in Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu

2 more 5l O2 concentrators delivered to Arakkonam, TN! Local newspaper at Arakkonam that says that the oxygen concentrator will be used at the Oxygen bank that has been set up for Covid patients who are discharged and need home O2.

read more

DPM Somewhere in South India

From Selvakumaran Pannirselvam. He received 1 10L concentrator. Loaned to patient discharged from hospital with Low O2 Saturday.

read more

CMC Vellore Gets Concentrators

"Thank you very much for your hard work and efforts in enabling us to get these oxygen concentrators. They will be of immense benefit to our patients." - CMC Vellore

read more