Dr. Senait Fisseha graduated with distinction from both Medical School and Law School at the Southern Illinois University before starting her residency at the University of Michigan in 1999. She was a stellar resident and then a stellar fellow in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology completing her fellowship in 2006. She has breezed through all her examinations and has maintained an active research interest. She is also very interested in medico-legal issues and is now working with Ed Goldman and the Sexual Rights and Reproductive Justice Program (SRRJ). She is very involved in the American Society for Reproductive Medicine on issues having to do with reproductive law. For a number of years, Dr. Fisseha has directed the Artificial Reproductive Technologies (ART) Program and now is fully engaged in expanding the ART and IVF programs. In addition, Senait is also committed to global health issues and is developing a training program at St. Paul’s Millennium Medical School. A new medical school and hospital dedicated to women’s health issues in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She has received funding from a variety of sources to provide comprehensive educational enhancements including family planning for the medical students and assist in development of a residency training program based on the Ghana model. In october, she received the Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health’s Highest Award given in recognition of profound contribution to the health sector. Credit to @habeshas_makingmoves
Dr. Abdu joined Western Neurosurgery in May 2013. She received her medical degree at the University of Michigan in 2004. She then completed neurosurgical training at Oregon Health and Sciences University. Following this, she did a 2 year combined open microvascular and endovascular fellowship training at Swedish Neurosciences Institute in Seattle, WA. In addition to providing general neurosurgical services, Dr. Abdu is one of very few neurosurgeons in the U.S. with a unique skill set to provide patients an option for traditional surgical or minimally‐invasive endovascular treatment. This allows Dr. Abdu to provide a “one‐stop-shop” for patients with a variety of neurovascular diseases such as brain aneurysms. She covers St. Joseph’s hospital emergency room both for Neurosurgery and Neuroendovascular services for acute stroke. Successful outcomes are dependent on a multidisciplinary team approach with cooperation between several medical specialties. Dr. Abdu works very closely with neurologists, neuroradiologists and other clinical subspecialists to deliver comprehensive methods of treatment that are tailored based on the patient’s condition. When a patient receives any type of neurological diagnosis, it can be very difficult on the patient and their family. Dr. Abdu is not only focused on the technical aspects of neurosurgery, but also strives to create a unique level of trust and comfort with her patients. She often encourages her patients to bring their family members into the conversation about diagnosis and treatment options. Dr. Abdu is a board member of American Heart and Stoke Association-Tucson, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Society of Neurointerventional Surgery, Women In Neurological Surgery, and Ethiopian North American Medical Society.