Natnael Shimelash, MD, MSc

Lecturer, Simulation Center

Natnael is an Ethiopian medical graduate from Addis Ababa University with more than four years clinical experience in both remote and urban medical care settings. He has performed in various leadership and clinical roles working as a clinician, deputy medical director, head of quality and clinical governance, HIV clinic head, and clinical systems mentor in a remote district hospital. After his national service in rural Ethiopia, Natnael continued his clinical practice in Addis Ababa, additionally perusing a job teaching basic sciences and conducted clinical demonstrations for nursing students. Looking to further his career, Natnael joined UGHE and earned his Master’s in Global Health Delivery in 2021. 

Currently, Natnael is an academic faculty for simulation medicine at UGHE’s Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program – a role that merges his keenness for technology and medicinal education. Among other roles, He is responsible for designing, testing, and implementing clinical scenarios for medical students. He supervises the appropriate and safe use of simulation equipment and conducts simulation research for evidence-based advancement of medical education delivery at UGHE. Natnael also collaborates with the Dean of the School of Medicine and the simulation coordinator in developing partnerships to disseminate UGHE’s simulation programs.