Congratulations Gebremedhin Melaku, Our John L. Green Scholarship Recipient!

Each year, MedStar Health associates have the opportunity to win a John L. Green Generation of Leadership Scholarship. The scholarship is for five MedStar Health associates, each equaling up to $3,500. Recipients of the scholarship may use funds for tuition and/or fees for the current academic semester for the upcoming academic semester.

Established in 2003, the John L. Green Generation of Leadership Scholarship awards academic scholarships to highly-motivated, MedStar associates who strive to advance their leadership career in health care. 

The scholarship is reserved for exceptional individuals who share Green’s traits of excellence, leadership, and commitment to the vision, mission, and values of MedStar Health. This targeted scholarship reflects Green’s commitment to increasing minority representation in leadership positions in health care.

We are pleased to share that Gebremedhin Melaku, Senior Coronary Imaging Research Analyst, MedStar Health Research Institute is one of the 2021 John L. Green Scholarship recipients.

Gebremedhin Melaku, is a physician from Ethiopia. He was born in very small village called Qunzila, 30 miles northwest of Bahir Dar along the shore of Lake Tana, source of the Blue Nile river. He received his medical degree at University of Gondar and attended Ob-Gyn residency at Addis Ababa University. He worked as a lecturer at the University of Gondar and later as Maternal Child health/Prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV Advisor for three different international organizations.

He joined Medstar Health as a Clinical Research Associate and was promoted to Research Analyst within three months of joining. He is currently working as a lead on clinical trials based on angiography, physiologic parameters such as Quantitative Flow Ratio (QFR) and vFFR (vessel Fractional Flow Reserve). He has authored/co-authored 20+ publications in his professional career.

He is currently seeking his master’s degree in data science/Analytics at Kansas State University. He decided to join the program after he completed a certificate program of “python for Data Science” online and found out how powerful python is in the field of Research, Analytics, Machine Learning and Visualizations.

The John L. Green Generation of Leadership Scholarship honors the late John L. Green, executive vice president, Corporate Services. From 1983 to 2002, Green held executive leadership roles at Medlantic Health Care Group and MedStar Health, as well as on the Morgan State University Board of Regents in Baltimore. He served as chairman of the Morgan State University board from 1990 to 1995. The scholarship is funded entirely by a grant from the MedStar Health Board of Directors to commemorate Green’s contributions and his legacy of excellence.