• Affiliate Associate Professor, Global Health
  • Dean, College of Medicine and Health Sciences
Sisay Aberra

Dean, College of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of Gondar
P.O.Box - 196
Gondar
Ethiopia

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Biography 

Dr. Sisay Aberra, MD+ is currently an associate professor of Pediatric and Child Health and Dean of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences at University of Gondar. He was born in North Gondar, Ethiopia (where his family still resides) and followed his undergraduate studies at the then Gondar College of Medicine and Health Sciences and graduate education at Addis Ababa University. He received his certificate of Specialty in Pediatric and Child Health from Addis Ababa University in 2003. Until 2009, he held the Head, School of Medicine appointment. Since 2009 he has worked as the Dean of College of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Gondar.

Dr. Aberra's particular research interests focus on the following thematic areas:
-Infectious diseases especially on leishmaniasis, HIV/ADIS, diarrheal diseases and TB
-Childhood illness, neonatal care and antenatal care.

Education 
  • MD (University of Gondar)
Publications 

Bacteriological Profile and Resistant Pattern Of Clinical Isolates From Pediatric Patients, Gondar University Teaching Hospital Gondar, North West Ethiopia; Gizachew Yismaw BSc, Solomon Abay, MSC, Daniel Asrat, MD, Sisay Yifru, Afework Kassu. 2010 Ethiopian Med J, Vol 48, No.4

Geographic Variation in the Response of Visceral Leishmaniasis to Paromomycin in East Africa: A Multicenter, Open Label, Randomized Trial Asrat Hailu Ahmed Musa, Monique Wassuna Manica.B, Sisay Yifru. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, October 2010 Vol.4 Issue 10 e709

Mulu A, Diro E,Tekleselassie H, Belayhun Y, Anagaw B, Alemayhu M, Gelaw A, Biadglegne F, Desalgn K, Yifiru S, Kassu A, Nishikawa T and Isogai E. Effect of Ethiopian Mltifora honey on Candida species isolated from oral cavity HIV/AIDS patients international Journal of STD & AIDS 2010"21" 1-5.

Single-dose Liposomal Amphotericin B (AmBisome(R)) for the treatment of Visceral Leishmaniasis in East Africa: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial Tansy Edwards, Raymond Omollo, Eltahir AG Khalil, Sisay Yifru, Brima Musa, Ahmed Musa, Monique Wasunna, Peter G Smith, Catherine Royce, Sally Ellis, Manica Balasegaram, Asrat Hailu, Trials 2011, 12:66 doi:10.1186/1745-6215-12-66 PubMed Central

Safety and effectiveness of meglumine antimoniate in the treatment of Ethiopian visceral leishmaniasis patients with and without HIV co-infection Workagegnehu Hailu, Teklu Weldegebreal, Zewdu Hurissa, Hailemariam Tafes, Raymond Omolloc, Sisay Yifru, Manica Balasegaram, Asrat Hailu, Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene