Mr. Siraj Ahmed Ali, Health Sciences Communication Award, Best Researcher Award

Siraj Ahmed Ali at Dilla University, Ethiopia

Mr. Siraj Ahmed Ali is a highly accomplished and dedicated professional in the field of anesthesia. As a Lecturer at Dilla University, Ethiopia, he serves in various capacities, including as an Academician, Clinician, Researcher, Anesthesia Department Head, and Vice President of the CHMS Office. Since assuming the role of President of the Ethiopian Association of Anesthetists in January 2023, he has demonstrated exceptional leadership and expertise.

Mr. Ali’s educational background includes a Master of Sciences degree in Advanced Clinical Anesthesia from Dilla University and a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Anesthesia from Jimma University. His career journey has seen him contribute significantly to academia, clinical practice, and research, making him a respected figure in the healthcare sector.

With a passion for advancing anesthesia education and improving clinical outcomes, Mr. Ali continues to inspire and lead initiatives that benefit both his institution and the broader healthcare community in Ethiopia.



MSc. Degree:

  • Degree: Masters of Sciences in Advanced Clinical Anesthesia
  • Institution: Dilla University, College of Health Sciences and Medicine
  • Graduation Date: May 2019

BSc. Degree:

  • Degree: Bachelor of Sciences in Anesthesia
  • Institution: Jimma University, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences
  • Graduation Date: June 2012

Professional Experience:

Mr. Siraj Ahmed Ali is a seasoned professional in the field of anesthesia with extensive experience across various roles. Since May 7, 2019, he has been serving as a Lecturer at Dilla University in Ethiopia, where he plays a pivotal role in teaching, conducting academic research, providing clinical expertise, and leading the Anesthesia Department. In January 2023, Mr. Ali took on the prestigious position of President of the Ethiopian Association of Anesthetists, showcasing his leadership capabilities and dedication to advancing the field of anesthesia in the country.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Ali held the position of Assistant Lecturer at Dilla University from September 11, 2015, to May 6, 2019, where he actively contributed to teaching, clinical practice, and departmental leadership. His journey in academia and healthcare began as a Graduate Assistant II at Dilla University, where he gained valuable experience in academic and clinical support, anesthesia service coordination, and research activities from September 11, 2014, to September 10, 2015.

Before transitioning to academia, Mr. Ali worked as a Junior Anesthesiology Professional at Kulito Primary Hospital from May 2013 to September 2014 and at Gidole Primary Hospital from September 2012 to May 2013. In these roles, he honed his clinical skills, provided anesthesia services, and contributed to patient care.

Throughout his career, Mr. Ali has demonstrated exceptional professionalism, expertise, and a strong commitment to the advancement of anesthesia education, clinical practice, research, and leadership, making him a respected figure in the healthcare community in Ethiopia.

Research Interest:

Mr. Siraj Ahmed Ali’s research interests encompass various aspects of anesthesia and healthcare, focusing on advancing knowledge and improving clinical practice. He is particularly interested in exploring innovative anesthesia techniques and safety protocols to enhance patient outcomes and reduce complications during surgical procedures. Additionally, Mr. Ali is passionate about pain management research, including pain assessment methods, pharmacological interventions, and multidisciplinary approaches to improve pain relief strategies for patients.

His research also delves into anesthesia education and training, aiming to develop effective teaching methodologies, design comprehensive curricula, and implement robust assessment techniques to enhance the quality of anesthesia education for healthcare professionals. Furthermore, Mr. Ali is dedicated to studying patient safety in anesthesia, including risk assessment tools, quality improvement initiatives, and measures to minimize errors and adverse events, thus improving overall patient safety.

Moreover, Mr. Ali’s research interests extend to anesthesia considerations in special populations such as pediatric patients, elderly individuals, pregnant women, and those with complex medical conditions. He is keen on exploring anesthesia technology advancements, including equipment, monitoring devices, and digital healthcare solutions, to optimize anesthesia delivery, monitoring, and patient care. Through his research endeavors, Mr. Ali aims to contribute significantly to the field of anesthesia and healthcare, driving innovation and improving outcomes for patients and healthcare professionals alike.

Publication Top Noted:

Pattern of disease and determinants of mortality among ICU patients on mechanical ventilator in Sub-Saharan Africa: a multilevel analysis

  • Authors: Abate, S.M., Basu, B., Jemal, B., Mantefardo, B., Taye, T.
  • Journal: Critical Care
  • Year: 2023
  • Volume: 27
  • Issue: 1
  • Pages: 37
  • Status: Open access

The hemodynamic impacts of preoperative anxiety among patients undergoing elective surgery: An institution-based prospective cohort study

  • Authors: Tadesse, M., Ahmed, S., Regassa, T., Girma, T., Mohammed, A.
  • Journal: International Journal of Surgery Open
  • Year: 2022
  • Volume: 43
  • Pages: 100490
  • Status: Open access
  • Citations: 0

Analgesic Efficacy of Spinal Morphine in Comparison With Transversus Abdominis Plane Block for Postoperative Pain Management in Patients Undergoing Cesarean Section Under Spinal Anesthesia: A Randomized Controlled Trial

  • Authors: Jemal, B., Mohammed, F., Tesema, H.G., Regasa, T., Obsa, M.S.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Medicine
  • Year: 2022
  • Volume: 9
  • Pages: 814538
  • Status: Open access
  • Citations: 1

Effect of preoperative anxiety on postoperative pain on patients undergoing elective surgery: Prospective cohort study

  • Authors: Tadesse, M., Ahmed, S., Regassa, T., Mohammed, A., Mohammed, S.
  • Journal: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
  • Year: 2022
  • Volume: 73
  • Pages: 103190
  • Status: Open access
  • Citations: 10

Effectiveness of prophylactic ondansetron in preventing spinal anesthesia-induced hypotension and bradycardia in a pregnant mother undergoing elective cesarean delivery: A double-blinded randomized control trial

  • Authors: Mohamed, S., Befkadu, A., Mohammed, A., Yimer, Y., Girma, T.
  • Journal: International Journal of Surgery Open
  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 35
  • Pages: 100401
  • Status: Open access
  • Citations: 2
Siraj Ahmed Ali | Health Sciences Communication Award | Best Researcher Award

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