In the past five years, more
than 100 volunteers from
Wisconsin and other U.S. partner
schools have traveled to Ethiopia,
and more than 15 residents
have graduated in emergency
medical care. The partnership
has created a foundation for
trauma and emergency care
for the entire country.
Giving back to OGB
Dr. Tefera looks forward to
directing OGB. “It is such a
privilege for me to ‘give back’ to a
program that has given so much
to me,” he said. “I am delighted
to have this opportunity to
direct such an important global
volunteer program and to have
an impact on its future.” In his
new role, Dr. Tefera will turn his
attention to the range of global
surgical programs offered at the
ACS Clinical Congress. He also
will coordinate the College’s
response to disasters worldwide,
develop new programs and
opportunities for surgeon
volunteers, communicate the
work of OGB, and increase
College participation and
recognition among other
similar global organizations.
In addition, he will oversee a
redesign of the OGB website
to match members’ needs with
Dr. Tefera has been involved
in giving back to his country
of origin together with his
diaspora colleagues. He chairs
the Board of Directors of the
Ethio-American Doctors Group,
a diaspora organization that is
striving to build the first Joint
accredited hospital in Ethiopia.
Dr. Tefera is married to
Rahel, and they have two
children, Daniel and Eden. ♦
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“It is such a privilege for me to ‘give back’ to a program
that has given so much to me...I am delighted to have this
opportunity to direct such an important global volunteer
program and to have an impact on its future.”