Dr. Samuel Hailu

Dr. Samuel Hailu earned his Doctor of Medicine and orthopedic specialty certificate from Addis Ababa University School of Medicine. He completed traveling fellowships at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, and Rush Presbyterian in Chicago. He then completed his subspecialty fellowships in orthopedic trauma and joint replacement at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences and Holland Orthopedic & Arthritic Centers in University of Toronto, Canada.

After his return to Ethiopia, he pioneered advanced operative management of complex pelvic and acetabular fractures. Dr. Samuel received the merit award from the Ethiopian Society of Orthopedics & Traumatology Society (ESOT) for his contribution to the development of advanced pelvic and acetabular surgery in Ethiopia. He teaches pelvic and acetabular surgical techniques both in the region as well as internationally, from Kenya to the United States. He has served as an instructor at SIGN International Conferences in Richland, Washington, USA.

His other special subspecialty interest is total hip and knee replacement. He is pioneering a muscle sparing surgical technique for hip replacement surgery, known as the direct anterior approach, in the region. After further study in Belgium, he has introduced the efficient direct anterior hip replacement concept in Ethiopia. This technology has many advantages including very low risk of complications, a smaller scar, efficient surgical technique, and a shorter rehabilitation process. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and the Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship Director at Black Lion Specialized Hospital Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa University School of Medicine. He also operates on a part-time basis at AaBET (Addis Ababa Burn, Emergency and Trauma) Hospital in St. Paul Hospital Millennium Medical College. He is now a part-time orthopedic, trauma and joint replacement surgeon at Samaritan Surgical Center.

Dr. Abdurezak Ali Mohammed

Dr. Abdurezak Ali Mohammed earned his Doctor of Medicine and specialty in plastic and reconstructive surgery from Addis Ababa University School of Medicine College of Health Sciences. He is a fellow of college of surgeons of Eastern Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA). Dr. Abdurezak has training in Craniofacial surgery at Oxford University, Maxillofacial surgery at Vicenza Hospital, Italy, Cleft lip and palate training at Komofo Ankoye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana, Burn surgery at Red Cross war memorial children’s hospital, University of Cape Town, South Africa and trainings on microvascular, Hand, Brachial Plexus and reconstructive surgery at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India. Dr. Abdurezak also took Flap courses at Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden and at Canniesburn Plastic surgery Unit, Glasgow, UK. He is now a part-time plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Samaritan Surgical Center.

Dr. Geletaw Tessema

Dr. Geletaw Tessema earned his doctorate degree from Addis Ababa University School of Medicine and College of Health Science. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery and traumatology at AAU CHS. He accomplished his Fellowship in Arthroplasty and orthopedic trauma surgery from the University of Toronto, Canada. Dr. Geletaw is now serving as a president of Ethiopian society of orthopedics and traumatology. Currently, he is the postgraduate coordinator of orthopedic residency program at Black Lion Specialized Hospital AAU-CHC. Dr. Geletaw serves as an ethical review board member in Black Lion Specialized Hospital. He is also the service director and operation theatre coordinator of orthopedics department at Addis Ababa University School of Medicine College and Health Science. Currently, he is working as an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at AAU. He is teaching medical students, residents, and fellows in orthopedic surgery He is now a part-time arthroplasty and orthopedic trauma surgeon at Samaritan Surgical Center.

Dr. Abenezer Tirsit

Dr. Abenezer Tirsit earned his doctorate degree from Addis Ababa University School of Medicine as well as a fellowship in Neurosurgery. He is a fellow of College of Surgeons of East and Central Africa (COSECSA) and serves as an examiner for COSECSA at the annual neurosurgery fellow examinations. He is currently an Assistant professor of Neurosurgery at the Addis Ababa University School of Medicine. He is currently the President of the Society of Ethiopian Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Abenezer works as a part-time neurosurgeon at the Samaritan Surgical Center.

Dr. Tsegazeab Laeke

Dr. Tsegazeab Laeke completed his undergraduate medical education at Addis Ababa University School of Medicine and he earned a specialty certificate in Neurosurgery from the same university. He is a fellow of college of surgeons of East and central Africa (COSECSA) and serves as an examiner for COSECSA at the annual neurosurgery fellow examinations. He is currently an Assistant professor of Neurosurgery at AAU. He is currently the Secretary General of the Society of Ethiopian Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Tsegazeab Laeke works as a part-time neurosurgeon at the Samaritan Surgical Center.

Dr. Azarias Kassahun

Dr. Azarias Kassahun completed his undergraduate medical education and at Addis Ababa University School of Medicine and he earned a specialty certificate from the same university. He is a fellow of college of surgeons of East and central Africa (COSECSA) and serves as an examiner for COSECSA at the annual neurosurgery fellow examinations. He is currently an Assistant professor of Neurosurgery at AAU. Dr. Azarias works as a part-time neurosurgeon at the Samaritan Surgical Center.