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Training the Trainers

ethiopia-trainersThe chief of ophthalmology at Gondar is Dr. Yared Assefa, an excellent clinician and surgeon. Yared is a resourceful and capable leader who has built his eye department from scratch during the past decade. More recently he oversaw construction of a freestanding eye hospital that can accommodate a major expansion of his department. Yared did his cornea and external disease training at the UCSF Proctor Foundation and was excited to return to San Francisco this past April when we hosted him at the ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress.

Ethiopia desperately needs more ophthalmologists and training centers of excellence, and Yared’s vision is to continue to develop just such a center at Gondar. READ MORE...

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