AAU Department of Surgery Neurosurgery Orthopedics

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AAU Department of Surgery Neurosurgery Orthopedics

AAU Department of Surgery Neurosurgery Orthopedics – Check Below:
At about 36 years of age, the Addis Ababa University department of surgery is one of the pioneers of higher education in Ethiopia. It started the first postgraduate training in 1980.The first three qualified surgeons to graduate from the department were:

  1. Adem Ali
  2. GirmaMelaku
  3. Mesfin Minas 

Since then, over 250 Surgeons have graduated from the department.Currently, there are a total of 170 surgical residents attending the postgraduate program in 7different government and private hospitals in Addis Ababa
The current department head is Dr. DerejeGulilat, Assoc. professor of surgery, who graduated from the department in 1991 and also served as the Dean of school of medicine.
There are 5 specialty units and 1 sub-specialty unit within the department. The department has a total of around 71 staff members made up of 4 Professors, 9 Assoc. professors, 31 Assist. Professors and 26 lecturers distributed in the various specialty and sub-specialty units. The following are the unit departments with their respective unit heads:

  1. GI Surgery:- Prof. TessemaErsumo
  2. Cardiothoracic Surgery:- Dr. BirhanuNega
  3. Neurosurgery:- Dr. HagosBiluts
  4. Pediatrics Surgery:- Dr. AmezeneTadesse
  5. Urology Surgery:- Dr. MulatTaye
  6. Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery: Dr. YohannesDemissie

Undergraduate teaching
The department teaches clinical year I and year II students through the following teaching activities:

  • Bedside teaching
  • Teaching rounds
  • Seminars
  • Lectures
  • Preceptorship
  • Essential surgical skill training
  • Practical and written exams

Post-graduate trainings
Trainings at both specialty and sub-specialty certificate levels

  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Urology
  • Plastics and reconstructive surgery

Training at sub-specialty certificate level

  • Cardiothoracic surgery

Trainings at specialtycertificate level

  • General surgery

Teaching/Training Hospitals

  1. TikurAnbessa hospital
  2. Zewditu Memorial hospital
  3. Menilik II hospital
  4. Yekatit 12 hospital
  5. ALERT hospital
  6. Bethel teaching hospital
  7. Myung Sung Christian Medical hospital
  8. Cardiac center of Ethiopia

As part of the post-graduate training, residents are obliged to attend daily morning sessions at 8:00am on weekdays except on Wednesdays which arededicated to academic activities for post-graduate students.

  • Joint sessions with other departments (Radiology, Pathology, etc)
  • Seminars
  • Clinical audit
  • Guest lecture sessions

Clinical services

  • Operations
  • Referral clinics
  • Ward rounds


Main office
College of Health Science compound
TikurAnbessa Hospital
School of medicine building 4th floor
Lideta sub-city Addis Ababa
E-mail address: surgery.som@aau.edu.et
Phone number: +251115152753
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