Dr. Samuel Hailu

Dr. Samuel Hailu earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) and orthopaedic specialty certificate from Addis Ababa University. He completed traveling fellowships at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, and Rush Presbyterian in Chicago. He then traveled to Toronto, Canada for his subspecialty fellowships training in orthopaedic trauma and joint replacement at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences and Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centres, University of Toronto. After his return to Ethiopia, he pioneered advanced operative management of complex pelvic and acetabular fractures. He teaches pelvic and acetabular surgical techniques both in the region as well as internationally. His other special subspecialty interest is total hip and knee joint replacement. Besides the routine joint replacements he perfomres and teaches, he has pioneered 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 a very low risk of complications, a smaller scar, efficient surgical technique, and a shorter rehabilitation process. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship Director at Tikur Anbessa (Black Lion) Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa University. Dr. Samuel works as a part time Orthopaedic Surgeon at Samaritan Surgical Center.

  Dr. Azaria Kassahun

Dr.Azarias Kassahun Has completed his undergraduate medical education and at Addis Ababa University (AAU) Medical school and he earned a specialty certificate from the same university. He is a fellow of AO spine and college of surgeons of East and central Africa (COSECSA) . Dr. Azarias has special interest in spine surgery and he is trained in cervical, thoracic and lumbar instrumentations for both degenerative diseases and trauma.He is currently Assistant professor of Neurosurgery at Tikur Anbessa Hospital , AAU. Dr. Azarias works as part time neurosurgeon at Samaritan surgical center.

 Dr. Samson Demissie


 Has earned his doctor of medicine degree from college of health sciences, school of medicine, Jimma University in 2007. He further attended his post graduate study in the same institution earning a specialty certificate in General Surgery, from Jimma University. Dr. Samson attained certificate of fellowship-Urology and Renal Transplantation in May 27, 2017 Christian Medical Collage, Vellore, Indian, KAROLINSKA Institute, department of public health science in Sweden, has taken advanced diploma enhancing access to human resource for Mental and Neonatal Survival, Cure club Foot worldwide and cure club foot Ethiopia, Certificate of  Ponseti Method, CNIS and JIMMA UNIVERSITY certificate of Burna Management, Smile Training AMREF in collaboration with YEKATIT 12 Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,  certificate of Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery.

Dr.Samson has worked as the head of surgical case team in Arbaminch Zonal Hospital. He has also served as a General Surgeon in Tercha General Hospital as  well as Dobbo Missionary Catholic Hospital, in Wolayta, Ethiopia and Dr.  Samson was also General and Trauma Surgeon in Bentue Referral Hospital in South Sudan.     He is currently working as a full time Medical Director at Samaritan surgical center.

Dr. Akeza Teame

Dr. Akeza Teame earned an Associate Degree of Arts from Hesston College, a BS in genetics from the University of Kansas and his Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the University of Kansas School Of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases (ID) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Akeza is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases (ID) in the US and licensed to practice medicine in several states in the US. He is also one of the six-panel physicians in Ethiopia chosen by the CDC and the American Embassy to conduct medical evaluation for the US Embassy visa applicants. Dr. Akeza is a Medical Director of American Medical Center and co-founder of Saint Yared General Hospital and Samaritan Surgical Center.

Dr. Solomon G/Mariam

Dr. Solomon G/Mariam (MD) Earned his degree of medicine from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki-Greece. He completed his residency in internal medicine at General Hospital of Athens, Greece (3 years Course). He completed his fellowship in cardiology at Janeio Hospital, Cardiologic department, Greece (4-years course) and granted specialty title in Cardiology. After succeeding in relevant examinations, Dr Solomon completed his fellowship in Interventional Cardiology (2 years course) at Janeio Hospital, Cardiology department-in Greece. Dr. Solomon also worked as consultant cardiologist at HYGEIA HOSPITAL Cardiologic Department (Harvard International). Dr. Solomon is a member of the Greece Cardiologist association and European Cardiology Association. Dr. Solomon is Board Certified to practice Medicine in European Union countries. Dr. Solomon worked at different hospital in-Ethiopia after returning to Ethiopia. Dr. Solomon is a scientific associate of Janeio Hospital Cardiologic Department- Greece.

Dr. Alemayehu Bedane

Dr. Alemayehu Bedane earned his doctor of medicine (MD) from Addis Ababa University and attended post-graduate studies at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He has worked as a lecturer and assistant professor of radiology department at Awassa University. Dr. Alemayehu has been working at Saint Yared General Hospital since December 2008 as a part-time radiologist. He is an assistant professor at St. Paul Millennium Medical College and he has joined American Medical Center in October 2012 as a part-time radiologist consultant. Dr. Alemayehu is also a part-time consultant at Samaritan Surgical Center.

Anesthesiologist and specialty certificate in cardiac Anesthesia

Dr. Ananya Abate

Has got his Doctor of Medicine (MD) and completed his residency in Anesthesiology at Addis Ababa University, College of Health Sciences. He earned a specialty certificate in cardiac Anesthesia from National Hearts Institute, Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Ananya is an academic staff in the department of Anesthesiology, Addis Ababa University, and School of Medicine with a rank of Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology. He is the former SSG member of National Residency matching program of Ethiopia and Examination board. He is a TWG member for the National specialty and subspecialty roadmap at the Federal ministry of health, Ethiopia. He is also a General Secretary of Ethiopian society of Anesthesiologists. Dr. Ananya had worked as a co-chair of the MDT of ICU in Tikur Anbessa Hospital. He is currently a postgraduate coordinator of Anesthesiology specialty training in Addis Ababa University, Tikur Anbessa Hospital. Dr. Ananya is a par timer Anesthesiologist at Samaritan Surgical Center.

General Practitioner

    Dr. Rediet Libanos

Has earned her Doctor of medicine degree from Addis Ababa University Collage of Health Sciences. She has worked as a general Practitioner and Head of in-patient department in Lemlem Karl General Hospital in Maychew, Tigray region. Where she was given the physician of the year award. She also worked in Selam International Medicine center and Kadisco general hospital. She also served as a volunteer to provide free medicine services during the ‘’Acute Water Diarrhea’’ outbreak in Somali region. Dr. Rediet received various professional trainings including comprehensive HIV care and treatment, new born and Neonatal ICIS care, sexual assault and gender based violence, child and adult malnutrition management, FDRE Armey recruitment and medical Assessment. Dr. Rediet is also a co-founder of social enterprise called Netsebreak Integrated Family Center that works on mental stimulation of children below four years of age. Dr. Rediet is currently working as a full time general practitioner at Samaritan Surgical Center.

Dr.Lidya Tadesse

Has earned her Doctor of medicine Saint Paulo’s Millennium Medical Collage in 2018. During her undergraduate studies she was an active member of EMSA and blood donation campaigns. She has worked as a General Practitioner in Tesfa Hailu memorial hospital in Secota, Amhara in 2018. During her stay she was also the impatient case manager and MDR TB focal person of the hospital. She also collaborated with NGO, Action Against Hunger on the various researches, currently she is involving with different organizations the public health issues in her par time. Dr. Lidia work as a general Practitioner full time at Samaritan Surgical Center.

Dr.Ruth Solomon

Has earned her Doctor of Medicine from Addis Ababa Collage of Health Science School of Medicine. She has worked as a junior Medical Doctor in Addis Ababa Collage of Health Science of Medicine, Tikur Anbesa Specialized Hospital, Gandhi Memorial Hospital and Yekatit 12 Hospital. Dr. Ruth also worked in Filtu District Hospital, Leben Zone, Somali Regional State as General Practitioner. Dr. Ruth also participate in capacity building training on project and organizational management, team building, project writing and fundraising in Ethiopian Medical Students Association, Conflict Management Training in IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Students Association) Baltimore USA, National Comprehensive HIV care and treatment training in Addis Ababa University Collage of Health Science School of Medicine and Tuberculosis Infection Control in USAID-challenge TB in collaboration with AAU-Collage of health science and Ethiopia Medical students Association. Currently she is working full time as General Practitioner at Samaritan Surgical Center.

Dr.Fitsum Yohannes

Has earned her doctor of medicine from Bethel Medical Collage. She has worked as general Practitioner at different department including intensive care unit (ICU) at Bethel general hospital, And also she has worked as outpatient department (OPD) head as well as she has given lecture for medical student at Bethel Teaching Medical Collage in different courses. She is also involved in different medical campaign voluntarily. Currently she is working as a full time general Practitioner at Samaritan Surgical Center.


Dr.Mahlet Tadesse
Dr.Mesfin Girma

ICU and Emergency Specialist

    Dr. Biruk Gutema

Has completed his undergraduate medical education in 2009, Emergency Medicine Specialty (graduate school) in 2013, and pursuing his study on Adult Critical Care Fellow from Jan 2018 till now.

Arthroplasty and Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon

Dr.Geletaw Tessema

Has earned medical doctorate degree from Addis Ababa University College of health science, Black Lion Hospital.  He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery and traumatology at AAU CHS. He accomplished his Fellowship in Arthroplasty and orthopedic trauma surgery from 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 Hospital, AAU -CHC. Dr. Geletaw is one of the Black lion ethical review board members. He is also the service director and operation theatre coordinator of Orthopedics department at Addis Ababa University College of 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. 

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, MD FCS (ECSA)

Dr. Abdurezak Ali Mohammed

Has earned his Doctor of medicine and specialty in plastic and reconstructive surgery from Addis Ababa University, college of health sciences. He is a fellow of college of surgeons of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA). Dr. Abdurezak has trainings in Craniofacial surgery at Oxford University, Maxillofacial surgery at Vicenza Hospital, Italy, Cleft lip and palate training at Komofo Ankoye Teaching Hospital, 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.

Dr.Bereket Atnafu

Has earned his Doctor of medicine from Jimma University and specialty in plastic and reconstructive surgery from Addis Ababa University, college of health sciences. He is a fellow of college of surgeons of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA). Dr. Bereket has training in head and neck reconstruction and free flap surgery in University college London hospital (UCLH) and Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit in Glasgow. He has also training on general plastic surgery including breast reduction, Abdominoplasty and liposuction in Vellore Christian Medical Center in India. He has also taken different short trainings in plastic surgery in different African towns including Nairobi, Maputo, Lusaka and Kigali.

Dr.Agazi H/Michael

Has earned his Doctor of medicine and specialty in plastic and reconstructive surgery from Addis Ababa University, college of health sciences. He is a fellow of college of surgeons of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA).

Hepatobiliary Surgeon

Dr.Wuletaw chane

Has completed his undergraduate medical education at Addis Ababa University (AAU) Medical school and he earned a specialty certificate in General Surgery from the same university. He was Dean of the St. Paulo’s Millennium Medical Collage, and also was the Chief executive officer of Addis Ababa University, TASH. He is trained as subspecialist in Hepatobiliary surgery and pancreatic surgery at India, Apollo and SPHMMC. He is working currently as assistant professors of surgery at SPHMMC. He is active member of Ethiopian Medical Association and Surgical Society of Ethiopia. He is a quality officer of Samaritan Surgical Center.


      Dr.Abeselom Lemma

Has completed his undergraduate medical education at Addis Ababa University (AAU) Medical school and also earned a specialty certificate in General Surgery from the same university.

    • Dr.Andualem Deneke
    • Dr.Seid Ali
    • Dr.Mezegebe Gedefa
    • Dr. Bedri Ahmmed

Laparoscopy Surgeons

      Dr.Zelalem Molla

Has graduated from Jimma University with degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1999 and worked as a General Practitioner in Rural Ethiopia before joining A.A.U. Medical faculty for postgraduate Study to do his post-graduate study in surgery from 2002-2007. He then worked as assistant professor of surgery at Jimma University teaching Hospital department of surgery. He also served as a general surgeon in Pawe Hospital (Remote public Hospital in N.W. of Ethiopia) before moving to Addis to start private practice.

He is now practicing Laparoscopic surgery in Private Hospitals in and outside of Addis Abeba after getting his training in Laparoscopic surgery in Korea, Kenya and India.


  •   Dr.Birhane Redai
  • Dr. Ferdawek Mammo Admasu

Consultant Medical Specialist (Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery)

Dr.Birhanu Nega

Has completed his undergraduate medical education at Jimma university collage of health science and he earned a specialty and subspecialty certificates in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic surgery respectively from the AAU. Currently he is working at AAU TASH as an associated Professor of cardiothoracic surgery. He is also the current V/president of Ethiopian Medical Association (EMA).

Dr.Ephrem Tefera

Kidney Transplant and Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Kamal Mohammed Ahmed Abusin

    • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery – from University of Khartoum, The Republic of Sudan

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

   Dr. Leul Merid

Pediatrics Surgeon

    Dr. Amezene Tadesse

Orthopedics & Traumatology Surgeon

Dr. Ardiles Perez Orlando Alberto


ENT surgeons

Dr.Alene Meshesha

Dr.Bilen Kona

Endocrine Surgeon

Dr.Endale Anberber

Emergency medicine

Dr.Biruk Girma

Maxillofacial surgeon and Dentist

Dr.Tewodros Tefera

Dr.Habtamu Nigussie

Internist and Cardiologist

Dr.Gabriel Shebelle

Dr.Amanuel Abera