Dr. Vladimir Zelenko was included into a group of doctors from around the world that were nominated as a group for the Nobel Peace Prize for their role in addressing the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Zelenko is a Ukrainian-American family physician who has been working as a doctor in the United States for the past 16 years. Over the past year, he has become known for claiming to have developed an experimental outpatient treatment for COVID-19 that became known as the Zelenko Protocol.

Prehospital Management of COVID-19 Zelenko Protocol
Treatment Plan for Patients with symptoms of Covid-19.

The post on social media announcing the group of potential nominees says the following:

“Dear more influential Members than me! Please organize! It is quite obvious that we have been representing the truth for 1 year. I consider those who entered this fight very early or who did great but later to be worthy of the award. […] All active members are needed in the organization.”

The list of this year’s nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize who are members of the MD Team includes 43 candidates, and Dr. Vladimir Zelenko is one of them.

The goal of the MD Team is “to reduce covid mortality, to reduce the number of complications and thereby to reduce further morbidity.”

Here is how the group describes themselves:

“We are a group of MEDICAL DOCTORS. Medical doctors, pharmacists, emergency medical technicians, veterinarian, medicine company employee, toxicologists, virologists, immunologists, chemists, biologists, students in the above professions, nurses, other hospital and health workers, journalists, senior government officials can be members.”


A nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize may be submitted by any person who meets the nomination criteria. The Norwegian Nobel Committee is responsible for selecting the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. A nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize may be submitted by any persons who are qualified to nominate.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee is responsible for the selection of eligible candidates and the choice of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. The Committee is composed of five members appointed by the Storting (Norwegian parliament). The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway, not in Stockholm, Sweden, where the Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and the Economics Prize are awarded.