Adey Abate

Executive Director / Ethiopia

Adey Abate has served as the Executive Director of CURE Ethiopia since September 2007. She was integral in opening the hospital and overseeing its operations since the facility’s first surgery in January 2009.

Adey is originally from Ethiopia but had lived in the United States since high school. She moved back to her birth place […]

Mesfin Etsub

Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon / Ethiopia

Dr. Mesfin was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He studied medicine at Addis Ababa University. In July of 2007, he had the opportunity to conduct his five-year Orthopedic Surgery training at CURE Kenya under the COSECA program. Following completion of his training in 2012, in January 2012 he returned to CURE Ethiopia to begin serving as a Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon. […]

Rick Gardner

Medical Director / Ethiopia

Rick Gardner serves as an orthopedic surgeon and Medical Director at CURE Ethiopia. He completed his surgical training in the UK and spent his fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children, in Toronto, Canada. His first introduction to CURE was in 2009 as a surgical fellow at CURE Malawi. Seeing the burden of childhood disability firsthand in Sub-Saharan Africa and the impact that CURE was having in the country were instrumental his move to Ethiopia. […]

James Layton

Consultant Anesthesiologist / Ethiopia

Beginning in November 2015, James Layton will serve as a pediatric anesthesiologist at CURE Ethiopia. He completed his undergraduate training at Union University where God blessed him immensely in two ways: bringing his wonderful wife, Carlyn, into his life and placing him in a church that taught him to truly value the Word of God. He then went to […]

Tim Nunn

Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon / Ethiopia

Tim Nunn is an orthopedic surgeon who began serving at CURE Ethiopia in the fall of 2014. He trained in Yorkshire and has worked in South Africa and Kenya. He completed fellowships in Sheffield, United Kingdom, where he has been working as a pediatric orthopedic consultant.

Tim completed a one-year course in Biblical and Intercultural Studies […]

Mesfin Taye

Counseling Director / Ethiopia, Spiritual Ministry

Mesfin Taye is the Counseling Director at CURE Ethiopia. Mesfin received his bachelor’s degree in counseling from Evangelical Theological College and his master’s in counseling from Grace Theological College and Vision International University. He joined CURE International in 2007 as a CURE Clubfoot coordinator before being promoted to Counseling Director the following year.

Tewodros Tilahun Zerfu

Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon / Ethiopia

Dr. Teddy is an Orthopedic Surgeon working at CURE Ethiopia Children’s Hospital since January 2013. He conducted his postgraduate Orthopedic training with COSECA in Kijabe, Kenya, and much of his time was spent at CURE Kenya. […]