Doctor Milliard Derbew is the Principal Investigator for Addis Ababa University’s MEPI program. He is currently acting as the Chief Executive Officer (with a rank of Vice President) for the College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University. The College of Health Sciences includes: Aklilu Lemma Institute of Patho-biology, School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, School of Veterinary Medicine and Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital (the Central Teaching and Referral Hospital in the country). Previously he has also served as Dean of the School of Medicine (2007-2009). He is an associate professor of pediatric surgery since 2009 and served as an assistant professor from 1998 through 2009.
In terms of training, Dr. Milliard received his MD (1987) and Specialty Certificate in Surgery (1993) from the School of Medicine, Addis Ababa University. He completed his fellowship in Pediatric 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).