Dr Helen Yifter Bitew is an assistant professor of medicine working at Addis Ababa University, College health sciences as an Internist and Endocrinologist since 2011. Dr Helen attended Medical School at Gondar College of Health Sciences and Graduated with the honour of Best Medical student of the year in 2002. She did postgraduate study in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Addis Ababa University and graduated in 2008 and 2014 respectively.
On August 2017, Dr Helen started working as a Director for Academic Affairs of the College of Health Sciences of Addis Ababa University.
She also completed the International Interprofessional wound care course in 2014, and is the lead person in the establishment of foot care services at the diabetes centre at Tikur Anbessa Hospital with the support of University of Toronto.
She is in the second year of a two year research training for young faculty by the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) scholars programme.
She attended the 2015 Novartis’ Next Generation Scientist program with the mentorship of Dr Paivi Paldanius.
Dr Helen was selected as an Ambassador of the Endocrine society's ambassador program in 2013.
She is Board member of the Ethiopian Diabetes Association and Executive member of the Ethiopian Medical association and Ex-executive member of the Ethiopian society of Internal Medicine.