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Abebe M. Abebe, MD

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Associate Professor, General & Hospital Medicine

Professional Background

As an educator both in the inpatient setting and class, Dr. Abebe seeks to inspire, motivate, challenge and engage students at different levels of training to achieve their maximum potential. He has a passion for teaching, discuss and demonstrate on how to investigate complex problems, learning their mechanisms and uncovering their solutions. Dr. Abebe has an insatiable desire to learn and gets immense satisfaction from navigating and constructing the diagnostic work up of patients. He trained as a general internist and now works as a Hospitalist, a type of practice within internal medicine in which the clinical focus is caring for hospitalized patients. Through this role, he attempts to show learners on how when presented with a set of symptoms and physical findings, you can develop a broad differential diagnosis and ultimately come up with a plausible diagnosis. He intends to immerse his learners on when challenged by a problem that is unresolved, to seek the help of fellow colleagues, literature and medical resources to come up with an answer. In providing class room lectures, he likes to provide case scenarios that will reflect on what they will come across in real world and have them participate in the discussion, leaving time for interactive session.
Dr. Abebe translates on ways to connect with patients and value of maintaining rapport with his patients. He tries to promote and mentor students on how to develop team work, valuing all members of the team with intensive peer support and mentorship. He encourages the need to ask questions and share their opinion with their peers and class. His knack of finding common ground, regardless of an individual background, allows him to establish strong and lasting relationship with his learners.
Last but not least is to always demonstrate on how to build upon the deeper appreciation of the values of optimism, determination and resilience in learning. Dr. Abebe will devote time to share on how to remain motivated and enthusiastic learner, as is he.

Education and Training
  • MD, medical degree, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
  • Internship, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
  • Internship, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • Residency, University of Kansas Medical Center, United States
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Kansas Board of Healing ARts
Professional Affiliations
  • Student Union Corporation Board, Student Union Corporation Board, Member, 2017 - Present
  • Credentialing committee of the University of Kansas Hospital, Credentialing committee of the University of Kansas Hospital, Member, 2015 - 2018
  • Clinical Competency Committee member in Internal Medicine residency program at KU, Clinical Competency Committee member in Internal Medicine residency program at KU, Other, 2012 - Present
  • Internal Medicine Interest Group( IMSIG), Internal Medicine Interest Group( IMSIG), Other, 2011 - Present



As a clinician and an educator, my area of interest In scholarship and research is related to patient care and education. I have been Involved in the research activities of fourth year medical students in their health of the public projects at least once a year. Areas of interest include the experience and confidence in physical exam among students and residents. In addition time management and investigation of log diary of medical students during their internal medicine rotations. In collaboration with my colleagues, I have also focused on projects in improving the educational hand off process. I have been invited to do review on specific topics and published two review articles. In addition, have been involved in the review of abstracts and posters.

  • Peterson, JoHanna, Abebe, Abebe, el Atrouni, Wissam. 2019. Screening and Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in KUMC Clinic HIV Patients
  • Abebe, Abebe, Tener, Mitch, Waller, Stephen, el Atrouni, Wissam. 2014. Catheter related blood stream infections (CRBSI) review . Hospital Medicine Clinics, 3, e32-e49
  • Abebe, Abebe, Wooldridge, David. 2015. New options in anticoagulation: a hospitalist’s guide to non¬¬–vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants. Hospital Medicine Practice, 3, 1-34
  • Harrison, Matthew, Jones, Amanda, Abebe, Abebe. 2018. Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma Presenting as Paraspinal Muscle Metastatic Mass. CASE REPORTS IN ONCOLOGICAL MEDICINE
  • Holyoak, M, Abebe, Abebe, Eck, Leigh., M. 2018. Severe Cholestatic Jaundice Associated with Graves’ Hyperthyroidism. Clinical Case Reports