Our SUB-SPECIALIST

Dr. Samuel Hailu
Hip-Knee Joint Replacement & Trauma Surgeon

Dr. Samuel is orthopaedic surgeon specialist in Hip-Knee Joint Replacement and Complex Trauma.

His clinical expertise and special focus of practice encompass:

* Direct Anterior Hip Replacements

* Knee Replacements

* Pelvic, Acetabulum & Hip Fractures

With a commitment to excellence, Dr. Samuel brings advanced surgical techniques and compassionate care to enhance the well-being of his patients. He earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) and orthopaedic specialty certificate from Addis Ababa University School of Medicine. He completed traveling fellowships at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, and Rush-Presbyterian in Chicago. He then completed his subspecialty fellowships in orthopaedic trauma and joint replacement at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences and Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centres, University of Toronto, Canada in 2015 G.C. After his return, he introduced advanced operative management of complex pelvic and acetabular fractures in Tikur Anbessa (Black Lion) Specialized Hospital in Ethiopia. His other subspecialty is total hip and knee joint replacements. In the region, he pioneered a muscle-sparing, minimally invasive surgical technique for hip replacement surgery known as the direct anterior approach. After further study in Belgium, he introduced the efficient direct anterior hip replacement concept in Ethiopia. This technology has many advantages, including a very low risk of complications, a smaller scar, an efficient surgical technique, and a shorter rehabilitation process. He is an orthopaedic surgery instructor at the Orthopaedics Department of Tikur Anbessa (Black Lion) Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa University.

Dr. Mnewer Yirga
Trauma & Arthroplasty Surgeon

Dr Mnewer is a Trauma and Arthroplasty sub-specialist with enormous experience in managing complex fractures and joint replacement (Hip and Knee). Working both at the government and private practice, He managed hundreds of patients with complex injuries and witnessed their recovery to the pre-injury level. His interest is in pelvic and Acetabulum fractures, complex lower extremity fractures, and Hip pathologies. He is a dedicated and hard-working surgeon.

Dr Mnewer is also an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Trauma unit head at the School of Medicine, Addis Ababa University teaching fellows, residents, and medical students.

His educational background:

Clinical Fellowship in Arthroplasty and Orthopaedic Trauma: from Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Sub-Specialty Certificate in Orthopedic Trauma Surgery: from the School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University

Specialty Certificate in Orthopaedics Surgery and Traumatology: from the School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University

Degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD): from the School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences (CHS),  Addis Ababa University

He is part of the Addis Ortho surgeons’ team and works as a part-timer at Ethio-Istanbul General Hospital.

Dr. Ermias Gizaw

Orthopaedic Oncology Surgeon

He is part of the Addis Ortho surgeons’ team and works with our group at Ethio-Istanbul General Hospital.

Dr. Kaleab Tesfaye
Spine & Trauma Surgeon

Dr. Kaleab Tesfaye is an Orthopaedic trauma and Spine surgeon, who is a part of Addis Ortho surgeons and works at Ethio-Istanbul General Hospital as a part-timer.

He completed his medical degree at the University of Gondar, Ethiopia in 2015. He did his General Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the Addis Ababa University, Department of Orthopedic Surgery in 2020. He graduated from the College of Surgeons in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) in 2020. He completed his Orthopaedic Trauma and Spine fellowship in Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India in the year 2023.

Patients with a wide variety of Spinal and musculoskeletal issues come to him. He helps his patients get back to whatever they enjoy doing by treating their orthopedic problems like spine conditions, extremity and spine fractures or dislocations, back and neck pain and spinal deformities.

Dr. Kaleab’s interests within orthopedic care include spine trauma, degenerative spine, spine deformity, spine infections and malignancies, complex trauma, pelvic and acetabular fractures. Dr. Kaleab exhibits a passion for providing high-quality care for all his patients,

Dr. Kaleab also performs minimally invasive procedures (like microdiscectomies and selective nerve root blocks) to reduce pain and ensure shorter hospital stays. This approach helps the patients quickly recover and get back to their normal healthy lives. He relies on a comprehensive approach to caring for his patients by using the latest diagnostic tools and pain management regimes.

He is part of the Addis Ortho surgeons’ team and works with our group at Ethio-Istanbul General Hospital.

Dr. Abiy Worku

Trauma & Arthroplasty Surgeon

Dr. Abiy Worku did his International Trauma and Arthroplasty Fellowship at Kansas Unversity Medical Center, Kansas, United States in 2022/23

He completed his medical degree at Addis Ababa Unversity, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He did his Orthopaedic Residency at the Addis Ababa University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2017.

He practices as an assistant professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Saint Paul’s Millennium Medical College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Patients with a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries come to him. He helps his patients get back to whatever they enjoy doing by treating their orthopedic problems like different fractures or dislocations, hip and knee pain, and complex hip & knee problems.

Dr. Abiy’s interests within orthopedic care include complex trauma, pelvic and acetabular fractures as well as hip and knee replacements. Dr. Abiy exhibits a passion for providing high-quality care for all his patients,

Dr. Abiy also performs minimally invasive surgeries to reduce pain and ensure shorter hospital stays. This approach helps the patients quickly recover and get back to their normal healthy lives. He relies on a comprehensive approach to caring for his patients by using the latest diagnostic tools and pain management regimes.

He is part of the Addis Ortho surgeons’ team and works with our group at Ethio-Istanbul General Hospital.

Dr. Solomon Melkamu
Trauma Surgeon

Dr. Melesse Gardie

Arthroscopy & Arthroplasty Surgeon

Dr. Melesse is an orthopedic Surgeon specialist in Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine & Joint replacement of the Knee and hip joints.

He completed his medical degree (MD) from Jimma University, Orthopaedic specialty certificate from Addis Ababa University School of Medicine, department of orthopaedics. He then completed his fellowship in Arthroscopy and sports medicine & joint replacement from Ganga Hospitals and Medical Centers, Coimbatore, India.  

He has tremendous experience in the treatment of various shoulder joint problems including posttraumatic problems like fractures and dislocations or instabilities of the shoulder joint, labral and SLAP tears, biceps pathology, rotator cuff tears, Acromioclavicular (AC) joint and Subacromial joint pathologies. He has also advanced skills in the treatment of knee joint injuries including ACL, PCL injuries, Meniscus Pathologies, Posterolateral corner and Posteromedial Corner injuries, various knee degenerative problems, and cartilage injuries. He treats most of the shoulder and knee joint problems without opening the joint using arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) or with minimally open procedures. By this, he helps his patients to recover and rehabilitate from their postsurgical condition at the earliest possible time as they have very small wounds in the area of the surgery and avoids unnecessary complications from the surgery.

He has also special skills for knee preservation surgeries including meniscus root repairs high tibial osteotomy (HTO) and other osteotomies around the knee joint in the proximal tibia and distal femur; which can postpone or avoid the huge knee replacement surgery for some indicated patients.

For patients who need to replace their knee or hip joints, Dr. Melesse has a wonderful skill in primary and revision arthroplasties of the knee and hip joints.

He has also a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of various ankle joint problems including OCDs, AITFL injuries, and various ligament and tendon problems around the foot and ankle using arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) without opening the joint or with open techniques in rare scenarios. He also treats various foot and ankle deformities using osteotomy or fusion procedures.

He is also an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of other joint problems including the elbow and hip joints using arthroscopy/keyhole surgery.

Dr Melesse is part of the Addis Ortho surgeons team and works as a part-timer at Ethio-Istanbul General Hospital.