Demissie Tadesse, MD
Demissie Tadesse, MD is a leading Ethiopian ophthalmologist with 18 years of clinical experience. An exceptional anterior segment surgeon, Dr. Demissie is an honorary Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Addis Ababa University. He is an established leader of blindness alleviation programs in Eastern Africa, having provided transformational leadership as Director of Sabatia Eye Hospital in Kenya for six years. During his tenure, Sabatia became self-sustaining and one of the three highest volume ophthalmic surgical centers in Kenya. He is former President of the Ophthalmological Society of Ethiopia and Chair of the National Committee for Blindness Prevention. Dr. Demissie presently serves as Eastern Africa Regional Blindness Consultant for Christian Blind Mission International.