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Education and Credentials

Medical Education:
Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI, Usa
Board Certification:
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Resources for My Patients

Diseases and Conditions



Office Visit

Offices and Directions

Virginia Hospital Center

Internal Medicine HOS1
Office Address: 
1701 North George Mason Dr
Arlington, VA 22205
Phone Numbers: 


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I joined the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group because I greatly appreciate and value the quality of care the group provides.

It is important that my patients know I am here to provide the same quality care they receive from their physicians may it be in the hospital or urgent care/clinical decision unit.

Awards & Recognition

  • Outstanding Medical Resident Award, 2008

Languages Other than English

About Me: Outside the Office

What My Patients Say

Outstanding man, down-to-earth and caring. I was lucky to have him as my care provider the night I was taken with a stomach-related emergency to the Tysons CDU, and was blessed with his professional care and explanation of procedures and intensive checkup. I recommend him for everyone. - RE

I want to thank Dr. Atnafu for the outstanding care [and] dedication that he showed while treating my mother during the time she was admitted at Virginia Hospital Center. This undoubtedly was one of the most stressful times of my life and his care, professionalism and generosity with his time made this time bearable. Dr. Atnafu, thank you for spending your time making sure that our family was updated with her latest lab results, progress and treatment. Thank you for not making us feel rushed. Thank you for the kindness that you showed us. May God bless you and protect you! - EW