Meet our Clinical Team: Dr Yeshineh Demerew

Dr Yeshineh Demerew
Medical Director and Surgeon, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia

Dr Yeshineh oversees clinical operations at Hamlin’s Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital and five regional fistula hospitals across Ethiopia. He is also a FIGO (The International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics) certified trainer in Fistula Surgery. He began his career as a general practitioner in 1987 after graduating from the Gondar College of Medical Science. In 1997 he qualified as a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Addis Ababa University and in 2019 he completed a Senior Fellowship in Urogynecology at Mekele University.

He has become one of Ethiopia’s most respected Obstetrician-Gynaecologists. He spent many years working in hospitals in the Oromia region of Ethiopia including three years at Hamlin’s Metu Fistula Hospital. In 2015 he joined Hamlin’s Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital as an expert Obstetrician-Gynaecologist and Fistula Surgeon.

Dr Yeshineh recalls what interested him in Hamlin “I saw it as being a place to serve the most needy and neglected women inside very well-organized facilities.  I was convinced that Hamlin was an institution that I can get both professional and moral satisfaction. I was right. Every day here we improve women’s lives”.

Dr Yeshineh’swas lucky to work with Dr Catherine Hamlin before she retired, “working with her is a blessing.  She made me to look beyond surgical techniques and taught me the outstanding model she created on how to provide holistic and patient centred care for these poor women.”

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