Prof Milliard Derbew

Professor Miliard Derbew, MD, FRCS, FCS-ECSA, FACS is a passionate medical educator, surgeon, and global health leader, dedicated to improving the capacity of medical and academic systems. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the health and education systems, having served as a medical doctor, hospital administrator and clinic owner, professor, dean, university vice president and researcher, and global health activist. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Consultant Pediatric Surgeon at King Faisal Hospital Rwanda. Previously, he served as Professor of Pediatric Surgery at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, a department he founded to ensure the continuation of surgical education for the next generation. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and a Founding Fellow of College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA). Professor Derbew has served in prominent leadership roles, including as an Executive Board Member of Lifebox, Vice President of Alliance for Surgery and Anesthesia Prevalence, COSECSA President and Vice President, and resident of the Surgical Society of Ethiopia. He has published over 70 peer reviewed scientific articles and is a distinguished member of several professional associations, including the Surgical Society of Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Medical Association, and the Pediatric Society of Ethiopia. Professor Derbew holds an M.D. and post-graduate degree in surgery from Addis Ababa University, as well as training in pediatric surgery from Tel Aviv University, Israel, and University of Toronto, Canada.