Dr. Assefa Getachew in Ethiopia – Get an Appointment

Dr. Assefa Getachew is one of the top radiologists in Ethiopia with a sub-specialization in body imaging. He is expert in diagnosing and treating conditions using various imaging equipment. He has extensive knowledge of imaging and diagnostic procedures and is skilled in operating different types of ultrasound equipment. Dr. Assefa Getachew received his medical degree from Addis Ababa University Faculty of Medicine in 1998. After graduating, he got his first job at a private hospital in Ethiopia, where he gained some initial experience in the field of radiology.

Dr. Assefa Getachew completed his radiology residency program at Addis Ababa University Faculty of Medicine to become an expert in radiology. Later, he pursued subspecialty training in body imaging at Mekelle University to enhance his skills in this specialized area. Dr. Assefa Getachew has 23 years of work experience in various University-affiliated hospitals, including Gondar Hospital and Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital. Throughout his educational and professional journey, Dr. Assefa Getachew’s practice is dedicated to provide high-quality radiology services to accurately diagnose and treat patients. His areas of interest are magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), X-ray, Ultrasound, Computed Tomography(CT), and nuclear medicine including positron emission tomography (PET). Dr. Getachew played an important role in the establishment of radiology specialty training program at the University of Gondar, where he served as the Dean of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences. Additionally, he is well-trained in all image-guided interventions and cross-sectional imaging and is a pioneer in expanding radiology education and practice in Ethiopia.


  • Dr. Assefa Getachew received his Medical Degree (MD) from AAUMF, Addis Ababa (1996 – 1998)
  • Dr. Assefa Getachew completed radiology specialization diagnostic radiology residency program at Addis Ababa University Faculty of Medicine.
  • Dr. Assefa Getachew completed a subspeciality training in body imaging from Mekelle University.


Dr. Assefa Getachew is the best radiologist in Ethiopia. He has 23 years of experience in practicing diagnostic radiology services.

  • Since 2015, Dr. Assefa Getachew has been working as a consultant radiologist and professor at Addis Ababa University.
  • Dr. Assefa Getachew has worked as a neuroradiologist at Addis Hiwot General Hospital.
  • From 2002 – 2015, Dr. Assefa Getachew served as an associate professor of radiology at the University of Gondar, College of Medicine and Health Sciences.
  • From 1996 – 1998, Dr. Assefa Getachew also worked as a general practitioner at the Ministry of Health.
  • In 1998, Dr. Assefa Getachew worked as an assistant at Gondar College of Medical Sciences for three months.


Radiological Society of Ethiopia – president


Dr. Assefa Getachew has an impressive publication record of 43 research articles. For some of his publications he has collaborated with different researchers and institutions from all over the world. He has conducted research in the following areas:

  • Radiology
  • Surgical radiology
  • Medical imaging
  • Cellular radiology

Services Offered by Dr. Assefs Gatachew –

  • General radiology
  • 3 tesla MRI
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Digital subtraction angiography (DSA)
  • Ultrasound
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Obstructive uropathy ultrasound
  • Vascular ultrasound
  • Echocardiography
  • Brain studies
  • Digital DR X-ray system
  • Screening mammography
  • CT scan
  • Angiography
  • Portable X-ray
  • Lymphoma ultrasound
  • Color doppler ultrasonography
  • Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT)
  • Pediatric genitourinary anomalies ultrasound
  • CT-guided biopsies
  • DEXA Scan
  • Interventional radiology

Dr. Assefs Gatachew Reviews

  • Dr. Assefa Getachew is a highly skilled radiologist and body imaging specialist in Ethiopia.
  • Patients praise Dr. Assefa Getachew’s expertise in analyzing radiography images for effective treatment plans.
  • Dr. Assefa Getachew uses state-of-the-art imaging technologies to provide outstanding imaging results.
  • Dr. Assefa Getachew is a very understanding person who attentively listens to his patient’s concerns and desires.
  • His talent, attention to detail and commitment to providing personalized care have won the hearts of countless patients.
  • His contribution to research in the field of radiology shows his dedication to advancing healthcare knowledge.

Dr. Assefs Gatachew’s Working Hours

Dr. Assefa Getachew is available at Lancet General Hospital in Ethiopia on Mondays and Wednesdays at the following time:

Monday: 1:00 PM –  5:00 PM

Friday: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Radiotherapy Treatment Success Rate in Ethiopia

The radiotherapy treatment success rate in Ethiopia is around 50%, depending on factors like availability of facilities, timely diagnosis and initiation of treatment in the early stages. In Ethiopia, many people in rural areas do not have access to radiation therapy services. Moreover, there is a lack of awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment. The government of Ethiopia is planning to set up more radiotherapy machines in regional hospitals, which will help people to get the treatment and improve the overall success rate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does Dr. Assefa Gatachew specialize in?

Dr.Assefa Gatachew is a specialized Radiologist and body imaging specialist in Ethiopia.

How many years of experience does Dr. Assefa Gatachew have?

Dr. Assefa Gatachew has an overall experience of 23 years.

How can I schedule a consultation with Dr. Assefa Gatachew?

You can schedule consultation with Dr. Assefa Gatachew here online.

Where can I get radiation therapy in Ethiopia?

Radiation therapy is available at multiple hospitals in Ethiopia.

Can radiotherapy cure cancer?

Radiotherapy can cure some cancers, depending on the type and stage.

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