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 Supervisor

Dr. Dawit Desalegn
Gynecologic Oncology, Addis Abeba University

International Mentors

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

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


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. Freweini Tesfay received her certificate of specialty in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Addis Ababa University College of Health Sciences, School of Medicine. Dr. Tesfay is currently part of the faculty at Saint Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College in the department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. She is a member of the Post Graduate Residency committee and a board member of the Ethiopian Journal of Reproductive Health.

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.