Home Institution: Weill Cornell Medical College
Fellowship Site: Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya
Research Topic: Cardiovascular and HIV
Dr. Woldu will spend her fellowship year at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret under the mentorship of Gerald Bloomfield, MD, MPH. Her research will focus on early manifestation of heart disease in asymptomatic HIV patients in western Kenya.
Dr. Woldu is a resident physician in Internal Medicine at the New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center. Born and raised in the east African country of Eritrea, her career in medicine was motivated by a hope of closing the gap of health inequities in this developing country. Dr. Woldu went on to complete medical school at the University of Colorado. During her training, she worked to address refugee health, ranging from TB control in refugee camps to mental health awareness and treatment. She was also a Howard-Hughes Medical Research Scholar, and conducted research on HIV at the National Institutes of Health. As a resident physician, Dr.Woldu has further developed her clinical interests in cardiology, and plans to pursue a clinical fellowship in this area. Her research interests are focused on cardiovascular diseases in develop- ing countries, specifically heart failure in sub-Saharan Africa.