Dr. Miliard Derbew is currently serving as Project Director for Medical Education Partnership Initiative project for Ethiopia. MEPI Ethiopia is consortia project consisting of four medical schools in Ethiopia and five international partners in the US . He is also serving as President of the Surgical Society of Ethiopia and Ass. Secretary General of College of Surgeons East, Central and Southern Africa. Previously, he has also served as Chief Executive Officer (with a rank of Vice President) for the College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University (2009 -2011) and Dean of the School of Medicine (2007-2009). He is associate professor of pediatrics surgery since 2009 and has served as an assistant professor from 1998-2009. Dr. Miliard got his MD (1987) and Specialty Certificate in Surgery (1993) from the School of Medicine, Addis Ababa University. He did his fellowship in Pediatrics Surgery (1998) at Tel Aviv University. He is also Fellow of the College of Surgeons East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA, 2002), the Office of International Surgery (University of Toronto, 2006) and the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS, 2007).