VIP Biography for
Ingida Asfaw, M.D.
|Ingida Asfaw, M.D.|
|Title||Founder & President/M.D.|
|Current Organization||Ethiopian North American Health Professionals Association|
|Type of Organization||Healthcare|
|Major Product||Humanitarian healthcare and surgery|
|Area of Distribution||National/International|
|University/Degree||B.A., Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA, 1962; M.D., Indiana University Medical School, 1967|
|Honors & Awards||Numerous 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 Works||Numerous 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|
|Affiliations||Numerous 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 Accomplishments||Volvo 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 History||Pioneer 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|
|Children||Zewditu Asfaw, M.D.; Sofya Asfaw, M.D.; Selemon Asfaw, B.A., M.B.A.|
|Spouse||Elizabeth Asfaw, Ph.D.|
|Married||August 24, 1974|
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