Marquis Top Doctors

MeKonnen Abebe

Title: Medical Director
Company: Casa Promesa
Location: Cliffside Park, New Jersey, United States

MeKonnen Abebe, medical director at Casa Promesa, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in infectious diseases.

Mr. Abebe is a distinguished physician with a wealth of experience and expertise in infectious diseases. He completed his medical education with a Doctor of Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, in 1975, followed by a series of fellowships and residencies in various prestigious institutions, including the State University of New York and McGill University. He is board-certified in Infectious Disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine and holds medical licenses in both New York and Virginia.

Throughout his illustrious career, Mr. Abebe has held several notable positions, including medical director at Casa Promesa within the Acacia Network for six years and program director of the HIV AIDS Program at Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center, ArchCare, for an impressive 16 years. Prior to his tenure in the United States, he served as a medical attending at Addis Ababa University Hospital in Ethiopia for eight years. His career also includes three years as director of the sub-acute unit at Jewish Home and Hospital and as an attending physician at Montefiore Hospital. Additionally, he has served as an adjunct assistant professor at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

A recipient of numerous accolades and awards, Mr. Abebe was recognized by the Rockefeller Foundation for his fellowship in clinical epidemiology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and also completed a fellowship in neurology at McGill University, Montreal General Hospital. He was featured in the New York Daily News as one of “The HIV Warriors” and was selected as a Notable Health Care Leader by Crain’s New York Business for his contributions to the COVID-19 pandemic response.

Mr. Abebe’s career highlights span over 25 years of dedicated care for individuals with HIV/AIDS and successful management of COVID-19 outbreaks in a high-risk nursing home setting. Collaborating with healthcare professionals and the New York State Department of Health, he ensured effective strategies for infection control. He attributes his success to the unwavering support of his family, especially his wife, and the guidance of colleagues and mentors. Committed to serving others, he plans to continue teaching at a medical institution while pursuing his passion for medicine.

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