I am originally from Ethiopia. After completing high school in Ethiopia, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to continue my education in the United States. I completed my undergraduate education at Franklin and Marshall College medical school at Yale University. I completed my residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Washington University, and my fellowship training in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at Oregon Health & Science University. Between my residency and fellowship, I spent a year working as a staff surgeon at the Hamlin Obstetric Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia. I was taking care of women with obstetric injuries suffering from urinary and fecal incontinence. This experience has been life-altering for me, and shaped my current commitment to help women with pelvic floor disorders both in the United States and in resource-poor countries like Ethiopia.
About my practice
I consider myself the luckiest person in the world to have the privilege to help restore quality of life for women with pelvic floor disorders in Oregon and in Ethiopia. I believe that everyone deserves to have a good quality of life. This is particularly true for our aging population.
How I thrive
I thrive in taking brief mindful moments reflecting on how fortunate I am to be healthy. I have two thriving and beautiful children, a supportive and loving husband, patients who trust me with their most sensitive problems, and colleagues and friends who never stop supporting and believing in me. Having said that, I do enjoy good food from around the world and engaging company.
Medical School ?
Yale University School of Medicine
Medical Training ?
Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
Oregon Health & Science University
Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital
Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium
Saint Louis MO
Board Certification ?