The Gynecologic Oncology Global Curriculum and Mentorship Program is being implemented at two institutions in Ethiopia: Black Lion Hospital and St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, both located in Addis Ababa. The hospitals are affiliated with Addis Ababa University’s School of Medicine, is the country’s largest general public hospital.

Local Supervisors

Dr. Dawit Desalegn
Dr. Bethel Dereje

International Mentors

Dr. Rahel Ghebre
Gynecologic Oncologist, University of Minnesota, USA

Dr. Carolyn Johnston
Gynecologic Oncologist, University of Michigan, USA


Dr. Biruck Gashawbeza
Dr. Malede Birara
Dr. Wondimu Gudu
Dr. Seid Kedir Hassen
Dr. Husnia Hussen
Dr. Gurmesa Merga
Dr. Meseret Olana

Graduated Fellows

Dr. Bethel Dereje is an OB/GYN at St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College in Addis Ababa. Dr. Dereje completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Addis Ababa University where she was a lecturer and Assistant Dean. Following her studies, Dr. Dereje taught both undergraduate and postgraduate students and served as coordinator of the undergraduate program for three years.

Dr. Dawit Worku has worked as an obstetrician and gynecologist since 2015. In addition to his clinical activities, he serves as the secretory for the Clinical Ethics Committee of Black Lion Hospital. Dr. Worku joined the gynecologic oncology fellowship program due to the high number of cases coupled with a limited number of trained physicians capable of caring for women suffering from reproductive tract malignancies.

Training Sites

Learn more about each training site and see who’s involved.

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