Dr. Woldeyes is originally from Ethiopia and received his MD degree from Gondar College of Medical Sciences. He practiced as a general medicine practitioner for four years prior to moving to the United States in 2000. After completing internal medicine residency training at Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center, he worked as a full-time academic hospitalist for more than six years at one of the largest teaching hospitals in the Washington, DC area (MedStar WHC). As Dr. Woldeyes decided to relocate to Dallas to be close to his aging parents, he was attracted to UT Southwestern and the Parkland Health & Hospital System Hospitalist Program by the opportunity it presents and the amazing team of hospitalists who daily deliver compassionate, integrated, patient-centered care for acutely ill patients at Parkland Memorial Hospital.

Outside of work, Dr. Woldeyes enjoys spending time with his family, reading, following sports, playing ping pong table tennis.


Medical School
Gondor College of Medical Sciences (1997)
Harbor Hospital Center (2003), Internal Medicine
Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center (2008), Internal Medicine

Research Interest

  • Healthcare Delivery in Resource-limited Environments
  • Inpatient Medicine/Care of Acutely Ill Patients
  • International Medicine/Global Health

Honors & Awards

  • Nurses Choice Award for Medical/Surgical Services
    MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2010)
  • Peggy Behm Award for Academic Excellence
    MedStar Harbor Hospital Center (2003)
  • Gold Medal Award
    Gondor Medical College, Ethiopia (1997)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Physicians (2006)