Dr. Derese Eshetu earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Certificate of Specialty in Surgery from Addis Ababa Medical Faculty. He has worked as a General Practitioner in the Ministry of Defense Hospital from 1990-1997. Dr. Derese completed a residency training in General Surgery from 1998-2002. He has worked in South East command Hospital as a General Surgeon as well as the department head for Department Surgery. He has also served as the Medical Director of the South East Command Hospital from January, 2005 – October, 2008. He also worked as a full-time surgeon at saint Yared General from 2008-2017. He is now a full-time surgeon and Medical Director at Samaritan Surgical Center.