Tsion Firew, MD

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Dr. Tsion Firew is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center. She was born and raised in Ethiopia and received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Georgia. She then received her medical education at New York Medical College, completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at New York University and Bellevue Hospital and a fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center. During her fellowship, she received her Masters in Public health from Columba University in Population and Family Health along with a certificate in Humanitarian Assistance.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at CUMC


Research Interests

  • Global Emergency Medicine
  • Health of Migrants and Internally Displaced People
  • International Health Policy and Universal Health Coverage
  • Women in Global Health