Chalachew Tiruneh 

Full Name
Chalachew Tiruneh Yirdaw
Academic Rank Assistant Professor
Education Background
  • MSc in Medical Anatomy (September 2016 to August 2018)
  • BSc in clinical Nursing from Debre Markos University (December 2010 to June 2014)
Working Experience
  • Skill lab coordinator at Injibara University, College of medicine and Health Science (October 11/2022 to Present)
  • Anatomy Unit coordinator at Wollo university, College of medicine and health science (October 2018 to October 2022)
  • Assistant Professor at Injibara University (July 2022 to Present)
  • Assistant Professor in Medical Anatomy at Wollo University ( Oct 2021 – June 2022)Lecturer at Wollo  University (Oct 2018 to Oct ,2022)
  • Lecturer  at Jigjiga University (August 2018 to Sep 2018)
  • Graduate II assistant at Jigjiga University (October 2014 to September 2016)
Research Interest
  • Maternal and child health
  • Toxicology
  • Anthropometry
  • Congenital anomalies
  1. Tiruneh C, Gebremeskel T, Necho M, Teshome Y, Teshome D, Belete A. Birth prevalence of omphalocele and gastroschisis in Sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis. SAGE open medicine. 2022 Sep; 10:20503121221125536.
  2. Worku D., Teshome D., Tiruneh C., Teshome A., Berihun G., Berhanu L., Walle Z. Antenatal care dropout and associated factors among mothers delivering in public health facilities of Dire Dawa Town, Eastern Ethiopia. BMC pregnancy and childbirth. 2021 Dec; 21(1): 1-8. (
  3. Tiruneh C, Teshome D. Prediction of Birth Weight by Using Neonatal Anthropometric Parameters at Birth in Finote Selam Hospital, Ethiopia. Pediatric Health, Medicine and Therapeutics. 2021;12:259. (
  4. Teshome D, Tiruneh C, Berhanu L, Berihun G, Belete ZW. Developmental Toxicity of Ethanolic Extracts of Leaves of Achyranthes aspera, Amaranthaceae in Rat Embryos and Fetuses. Journal of Experimental Pharmacology. 2021;13:555. (
  5. Tiruneh C. Acute Adverse Effects of Formaldehyde Treated Cadaver on New Innovative Medical Students and Anatomy Staff Members in the Dissection Hall at Wollo University, Northeast Ethiopia. Advances in Medical Education and Practice. 2021;12:41. (
  6. Teshome D, Tiruneh C, Berihun G. Toxicity of methanolic extracts of seeds of Moringa stenopetala, Moringaceae in rat embryos and fetuses. BioMed Research International. 2021 Feb 10; 2021. (
  7. Tiruneh C. Estimation of gestational age using neonatal anatomical anthropometric parameters in Dessie Referral Hospital, Northeast Ethiopia. Risk Management and Healthcare Policy. 2020;13:3021. (
  8. Zikarg YT, Yirdaw CT, Aragie TG. Prevalence of congenital septal defects among congenital heart defect patients in East Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PloS one. 2021 Apr 22; 16(4):e0250006. (

College of Medicine and health sciences, department of Biomedical Science, Injibara University

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