Doctor of Medicine, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) University, 1983.
Medical director, Sene 18 Hospital, Addis Ababa, 1984-1985; senior physician, St. Paulos Hospital, Addis Ababa, 1986-1989; lecturer, clinical researcher Institute Pathobiology, Addis Ababa U., 1989-1995; head department microbiology and immunology, Addis Ababa U., since 1995; assistant professor, Addis Ababa U., since 1996.
Member Ethiopian Medical Association, Ethiopian Public Health Association, African Health Sciences Congress (international steering committee since 1994).
Married Yenalem Lema. Children: Nathan, Emanuel.