Dr. Mulusew Asferaw

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Sub-specialist at WGGA eye center

Honorary assistant professor, St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College

Dr. Mulusew Asferaw  received his M.D from Addis Ababa University (AAU), Faculty of Medicine in 2003 and graduated from AAU with specialization in Ophthalmology in 2010. He received his sub-specialization in Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus from CCBRT Disability Hospital, Tanzania and Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology in Nepal in 2014. He has further training in phacoemulsification cataract surgery, oculoplastics, ocular ultrasonography and collaborative research. He received Certificate of training on Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and pediatric retinal diseases, from Aravind Eye hospital and postgraduate institute of Ophthalmology, Coimbatore, India in 2017. He worked in the Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Gondar as lecturer from 2004 -2006, and later as assistant professor of Ophthalmology until 2015.

He served as the head of pediatric ophthalmology unit of Gondar University hospital and participated as member of management committee for childhood blindness prevention project in Northwest Ethiopia in partnership with ORBIS International Ethiopia.

He also actively participated in rural cataract surgery outreach programs of department of ophthalmology at Gondar in partnership with ORBIS, Light for the world, Soliel de Afrique, and Himalayan cataract project. He has been actively participating in various research projects and received British Counsel for Prevention of Blindness (BCPB) research mentorship Award to conduct research on childhood blindness and pediatric cataract surgical services in Ethiopia.

He has research publications at various international peer-reviewed medical journals including BMJ Global Health and British Journal of Ophthalmology. He is currently working on CHICOE research project, which is a multicenter national collaborative research on children improvement on cataract surgery outcome in Ethiopia.