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Sosena Kebede, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Female  | Languages: English, Amharic, French

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Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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Call +1-410-502-7683 (7a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes



The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-502-2128

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Internal Medicine

Research Interests

Health service quality and patient satisfaction; Health disparities; Health literacy; Medical education; Global health; Health policy/management

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • University of North Carolina School of Medicine / MD (2000)


    • New Hanover Regional Medical Center / Internal Medicine (2003)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Kebede S, Edmunds E, Raybould A. A large left atrial myxoma causing multiple cerebral infarcts. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Nov 27;2013. pii: bcr2013010007. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013-010007. PMID: 24285802
    2. Haut ER, Garcia LJ, Shihab HM, Brotman DJ, Stevens KA, Sharma R, Chelladurai Y, Akande TO, Shermock KM, Kebede S, Segal JB, Singh S. The Effectiveness of Prophylactic Inferior Vena Cava Filters in Trauma Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Surg. 2013 Nov 6. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3970. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24195920
    3. Singh S, Haut ER, Brotman DJ, Sharma R, Chelladurai Y, Shermock KM, Kebede S, Stevens KA, Prakasa KR, Shihab HM, Akande TO, Zeidan AM, Garcia LJ, Segal JB. Pharmacologic and Mechanical Prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolism Among Special Populations [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2013 May.PMID: 23844446
    4. Kebede S, Conteh IN, Steffen CA, Vandemaele K, Wurie I, Alemu W, Kuti-George F, Dafae F, Jambai A, Yahaya AA, Kasolo FC. Establishing a national influenza sentinel surveillance system in a limited resource setting, experience of Sierra Leone. Health Res Policy Syst. 2013 Jun 24;11:22. doi: 10.1186/1478-4505-11-22. PMID: 23800108
    5. Kebede S, Prakasa KR, Shermock K, Shihab HM, Brotman DJ, Sharma R, Chelladurai Y, Haut ER, Singh S, Segal JB. A systematic review of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis strategies in patients with renal insufficiency, obesity, or on antiplatelet agents. J Hosp Med. 2013 Jul;8(7):394-401. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2047. Epub 2013 Jun 12. PMID: 23761111
    6. Brotman DJ, Shihab HM, Prakasa KR, Kebede S, Haut ER, Sharma R, Shermock K, Chelladurai Y, Singh S, Segal JB. Pharmacologic and mechanical strategies for preventing venous thromboembolism after bariatric surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Surg. 2013 Jul;148(7):675-86. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2013.72. Review. PMID: 23754086
    7. Steffen C, Debellut F, Gessner BD, Kasolo FC, Yahaya AA, Ayebazibwe N, Bassong O, Cardoso Y, Kebede S, Manoncourt S, Vandemaele KA, Mounts AW. Improving influenza surveillance in sub-Saharan Africa. Bull World Health Organ. 2012 Apr 1;90(4):301-5. doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.098244. PMID: 22511827
    8. Yami A, Mamo Y, Kebede S. Prevalence and predictors of intestinal helminthiasis among school children in jimma zone; a cross-sectional study. Ethiop J Health Sci. 2011 Nov;21(3):167-74. PMID: 22434996
    9. Kebede S, Gatabazi JB, Rugimbanya P, Mukankwiro T, Perry HN, Alemu W, Ndihokubwayo JB, Kramer MH, Mukabayire O. Strengthening systems for communicable disease surveillance: creating a laboratory network in Rwanda. Health Res Policy Syst. 2011 Jun 24;9:27. doi: 10.1186/1478-4505-9-27. PMID: 21702948
    10. Webster TR, Mantopoulos J, Jackson E, Cole-Lewis H, Kidane L, Kebede S, Abebe Y, Lawson R, Bradley EH. A brief questionnaire for assessing patient healthcare experiences in low-income settings. Int J Qual Health Care. 2011 Jun;23(3):258-68. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzr019. Epub 2011 Apr 30. PMID: 21531989
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