Cohort 
2021

Yared Zewde, MD

Neurologist

We need to improve patient and caregivers access to dementia specialists by adopting digital technologies which will reduce caregiver burden, improve patient care and and knowledge sharing.

Current Work

Assistant Professor of Neurology.

Personal Hero

Elon Musk

Words of Strength

Open-minded, risk-taker, team player

Vision

We need to promote awareness, create evidence and improve access to dementia care for patients and caregivers using technologies. This way we can use our limited resources efficiently and effectively.

Strategy

Yared is currently validating and adapting the Amharic version of the Alzheimer's disease Pocketcard app to screen people with cognitive impairment. This can help primary care providers to early detect and properly manage people with dementia.

Impact

As an Atlantic Fellow, Yared aims to build new knowledge and skills in developing quality scientific evidence, creating public awareness, and informing policymakers in order to reduce stigma and enhance the quality of life for people with dementia

Motivation

In Ethiopia, dementia is associated with old age, and patients are deprived of proper care. Yared aims to implement technologies that enable dementia patients and their caregivers remotely access multidisciplinary care in a resource-limited setting

Education & Experience

Yared received his medical degree from Jimma University, College of Health Sciences, Jimma, Ethiopia. Later he received his neurology specialty certificate from Addis Abab University. Also, he successfully completed two years of research fellowship training under the MEPI-JF scholarship program between Addis Ababa, Emory, and John Hopkins Universities.

Awards & Honors

Second best scorer of his cohort in neurology residency training