5276 Dawes Ave, Alexandria, VA 22311     Tel:  571-777-8494    Cell:  703-887-8892   


Tesfaye Tetemke, MD FACP

Dr. Tesfaye Tetemke is Board Certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has a successful and remarkable professional career with more than 23 years of experience providing medical care.  Dr. Tetemke has long and Comprehensive clinical experience in Providing inpatient care and Outpatient care, Performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, Conducting medical selection of Flying personnel and performing periodic health maintenance examinations, Planning and supervision of aviation medicine, preventive medicine, and Public health programs.  He is uniquely qualified to provide Primary Health Care and Internal Medicine services due to his long and diverse clinical experience,  highest professional commitment, and Outstanding Professionalism. He served as General Medical Practitioner, Aviation Medicine Specialist, Chief Flight Surgeon, Hospitalist, and Hospital Medical Director.


Education and Training

Specialty   Internal Medicine, Aviation Medicine
Board Certification   American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Residency   Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC
Aerospace Medicine   GAF Institute of Aviation Medicine, Germany
Physician Pilot Training   Ethiopian Air Force  Flying School, Ethiopia
Doctor of Medicine (MD)   Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia


Professional Association Memberships 

    • American College of Physicians

    • Aerospace Medical Association

    • Civil Aviation Medical Association

    • American Public Health Association

    • American Medical Association

    • International Society of Travel Medicine

    • Hospital admitting Privileges

    • Inova Alexandria Hospital

    • Inova Fairfax Hospital

    • Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

    • Doctors Community Hospital

Awards and certificates

    • Physician Passion for Caring Award (Sept 2019): granted by the Doctors Community Health System in Maryland USA: “In recognition of an outstanding commitment to the values of safety, excellence, respect, vision, innovation, compassion, and everyone”.

    • Certificate of Merit Award in Recognition of Outstanding Professionalism, Howard University Hospital (2009), Washington, DC.

    • Certificates of Achievement and Appreciation,  Graduate Medical Education, HUH, Washington, DC.

    • Certificate of Merit Award in Recognition of Podium and Poster Presentations,  American College Physicians.

    • Certificate of  Physician Pilot Training,  ETAF, Ethiopia.

    • Flight Surgeon Wing and Diploma, GAF Institute of Aviation Medicine, Germany.

Areas of Expertise

    • Internal Medicine

    • Primary Health Care

    • Hospital Medicine

    • Aviation Medicine

Certifications and designations

    • Federal Aviation Administration designated Aviation Medical Examiner

    • Department of Transportation (DOT) Certified Medical  Examiner

    • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Designated Civil Surgeon