Dr. Vivienne Alyana Miawi came to train with us at the Wolfson Medical Center from Tanzania. She studied for two years here and is now back in Tanzania working as Tanzania's first pediatric intensivist. She still works with Save a Childs Heart at the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute in Muhimbili.
Dr. Zarour is a graduate of Al Fateh University for Medical Sciences in Libya and has worked at Rafidia Hospital in Nablus. He has been training at the Wolfson Medical Center since June 2012.
Dr. Habtamu Sime trained in medicine, pediatrics, and child health at Jimma University. Until coming to Israel for training, he has been working at Jimma University as a clinician and instructor.
Dr. Tolesa Waktola Gemechu is an anesthesiologist. He decided early on in his medical career that he wanted to treat children. As he began his anesthesiology training, he realized that there were large management gaps in this field. Dr. Tolesa will have the distinction of becoming Ethiopia’s first pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist when he completes his training.
Dr. Yayu is training to become Ethiopia’s first pediatric heart surgeon. He grew up in a small village in Southern Ethiopia and always knew he wanted to help people. He studied medicine and surgery at University in Jimma and became fascinated with the mechanics of the heart. When he spent time in a pediatric ward where a young girl with congenital heart disease could not be helped, Dr. Yayu made the decision to travel overseas and study to become the country’s first children’s heart surgeon.