Dr. Enawgaw Mehari has a distinguished leadership reputation in healthcare, most notably as
the founder and president of People to People Inc., (Ethiopian Diaspora Healthcare
Professionals Association) which was established about two decades ago to address the AIDS
epidemic in Ethiopia. Under his leadership, P2P is now showcasing over 10,000 members and
is the leading adviser to the current COVID-19 pandemic guiding the Ethiopian Government's
response. He is also the chair of the High-Level Advisory Team that is assembled by Ethiopia's
Ambassador to the US. He oversees the fundraising and knowledge transfer from the Diaspora
community helping raise over one million USD in about six weeks.
Dr. Mehari is an internationally recognized expert in neurology, pain management, and Neuro-
AIDs. He has been a frequent speaker at international conferences, published articles, authored
chapters in books, and has worked among the authors of the Ethiopian medical history manual
and Triangular Partnership and the Power of the Diaspora. He earned his medical degree from
Commenuis University in Czechoslovakia, and completed his neurology residence at University
of Kentucky and completed his fellowship in pain management and neurophysiology at Case
Western University in Cleveland.
Dr. Mehari also completed a fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis in Neuro-AIDS. In
2006, Dr. Mehari won a distinguished service award from the Society of Ethiopians Established
in the Diaspora (SEED), and in 2007 was nominated as a CNN Hero. In addition, he was
awarded a Humanitarian Award by the Black Hall of Fame, as well as the 2010 Patient
Advocate award by the American Academy of Neurology.