Dr. Maru Gete

Doctor, researcher, and lecturer. Involved in social and medical volunteering in Israel and abroad.

Immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia in 1991 at the age of eight. Studied at a religious yeshiva high school in Jerusalem, followed by integrating his studies at the Yeshivat Hesder “Birchat Moshe” in Maale Adumim with his IDF service in the Golani Brigade. He is a Captain in the IDF Reserves and serves as a doctor in the Golani Brigade’s 51st Battalion.

Following his IDF service, Dr. Gete began studying medicine, receiving his M.D. from Ben Gurion University’s Medical School and Soroka Hospital. He also has an M.A. in Public Health from Ben Gurion University, which he completed with excellence. He specializes in Otolaryngology (ENT). Publicized articles and research projects and took part in international conferences in the field of medicine.

He dedicates time to many diverse volunteering activities and social action in Israel and abroad, such as the ISEF Fund for Doctoral Students, the “Or Yarok” Association for Safer Driving in Israel, “Aharai!” – an organization that assists youth from disadvantaged backgrounds reach significant IDF service, representing Ethiopian immigrants in front of the Jewish community abroad, and giving lectures on Zionism, aliyah, and military leadership to Jewish youth in the United States. Some of his volunteering activities are in the field of medicine – helping sick children and disabled children in Ethiopia and volunteering in the Oncology Ward at Soroka Hospital.

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Language: English | Amharic | Hebrew