Black Lion Hospital

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Hospital Lead:
Samuel Hailu
Total Enrollment:
Black Lion (Tikur Anbessa) Specialized Hospital, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University is the largest referral hospital in Ethiopia. It was established in 1964, and is now the main teaching center for both clinical and preclinical training of most disciplines. It is also an institution where specialized clinical services that are not available in other public or private institutions are rendered to the whole nation. The various departments, faculties and residents under specialty training in the School of Medicine provide patient care in the hospital. In addition, almost all regional and federal hospitals in Addis Ababa are affiliated to the School of Medicine as clinical services and training sites.

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery is one of the main departments in Black Lion Hospital. It was founded and established on September 25, 1987 as the premier Orthopaedic center in the country. The department gives a full-fledged Musculoskeletal clinical service, offers specialty and sub-specialty training, and conducts research. The Department of Orthopedic Surgery is staffed with 16 Consultant Orthopaedic surgeons and 89 residents in training, the department is a leading mother institution in extremity in Ethiopia. The Department receives referred fracture/trauma patients, emergency and all regular Musculoskeletal conditions from all over the nation.
The Orthopaedic Building at Black Lion Hospital

Samuel Hailu

Principal Investigator

Geletaw Tessema


Bahiru Bezabih


Birhanu Ayana


Hiwot Hailu


Samuel Tesfaye


Samrawit Esayas


Betelhem Zewdneh

Research Co-ordinator

Hana Tesfaye

Research Assistant