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Ingida Asfaw, M.D.

Ingida Asfaw, M.D. PhotoIngida Asfaw, M.D.
TitleFounder & President/M.D.
ExpertiseCardiac Surgery
Current OrganizationEthiopian North American Health Professionals Association
Type of OrganizationHealthcare
Major ProductHumanitarian healthcare and surgery
Area of DistributionNational/International
University/DegreeB.A., Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA, 1962; M.D., Indiana University Medical School, 1967
Honors & AwardsNumerous including: Teaching Excellence in Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, St. Joseph Mercy - Oakland House Staff, 1990; Certificate of Appreciation by the City of Addis Ababa for Humanitarian Efforts, 2003; Recognition by Society of Ethiopians established in Diaspora for Community Service and Humanitarian Service in Ethiopia, 2004; The Detroit News "Good Deeds: Celebrating Unsung Heroes," 2005; Tesfa Ineste Organization for ENAHPA'S Maternal Child Health, 2007; Ethiopian Student Organization - Certificate of Appreciation for Providing Outstanding Medical Care for the Ethiopian People, 2008; Life Member, National Registry of Who's Who, 1990; Eastern Mennonite University Alumnus of the Year, 2007; Wayne County Medical Society Humanitarian, 2006; Outstanding Service to Healthcare in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Mahibere of Michigan, January, 2010
Published WorksNumerous including: Asfaw, I., Thomas, N.W., Arbulu, A.: Interventricular septal defects from penetrating injuries of the heart: A report of 12 cases and review of literature. J Thor Cardiovasc Surg, 69:450, 1975; Asfaw, I., Arbulu, A.: Coronary blood flow and myocardial metabolism. Surf Forum, 27:260, 1976; Asfaw, I., Talbert J., Arbulu, A.: Double traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta. J. Trauma, 15:1102, 1985
AffiliationsNumerous including: Academy of Surgery of Detroit; American College of Emergency Physicians; Fellow; American College of Surgeons; American Heart Association; American Medical Association; Fellow, College of Chest Physicians; Detroit Heart Club; Detroit Medical Society; Detroit Surgical Association; Ethiopian Medical Association; International Association for Cardiac Biological Implant
Career AccomplishmentsVolvo for Life Award, honored for founding the Ethiopian North American Health Professionals Association (ENAHPA) in 1999, dedicated to addressing Ethiopia's critical healthcare needs 2005; Volvo for Life America's Greatest Hometown Hero Award for Extraordinary Humanitarian Cause and Philanthropy April 2006
Work HistoryPioneer Cardiac Surgeon since Fall of 1974; Instructor, Physics Laboratory, Eastern Mennonite College, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 1961-62; Teacher, Science and Mathematics, Nazareth Bible Academy, Nazareth, Ethiopia, 1962-63; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, 1974-78; Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 1978-83; Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, 1983-present
ChildrenZewditu Asfaw, M.D.; Sofya Asfaw, M.D.; Selemon Asfaw, B.A., M.B.A.
SpouseElizabeth Asfaw, Ph.D.
MarriedAugust 24, 1974
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