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Dr. Hassan Gelema

Job Title:
MO i/c
Medical School:
Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul Univ-Istanbul TUR
Residency Program:
Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College- TANZANIA
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tanzania Ophthalmology Society, Chairman
Contact Information:
Dar es Salaam
Phone: +255713747420
Web site:

Dr Hassan G Hassan
A graduate of Mmed Ophth from KCMC Medical college, Moshi Tanzania in 2006. Worked as an Ophthalmologist at KCMC Eye Department (Sept 2006-June 2008). From July 2008 - Nov 2010 he was working as Head of Ophthalmology Department at Dodoma Regional Referral Hospital also at the capacity of Regional Eye Care Coordinator (REC) for Dodoma region. From 2009 to 2013 he was a Chairperson of then Ophthalmological Society of East Africa (OSEA), Tanzania Chapter. In Jan 2011 he joined CCBRT Hospital in Dar es Salaam and two years later he was promoted to become Head of Ophthalmology Department up to Nov 2015.
For the past 10 years he has lead different teams to great successes in setting glaucoma clinics for better management of glaucoma patients as well as being at the fore front on community programs to raise glaucoma awareness in the community. In doing so, he was a leader in organizing several World Glaucoma Week commemorations, like in 2006 at KCMC exhibition grounds when World Glaucoma Week was at first time being celebrated across the world. In 2009, He led the Glaucoma Symposium at Dodoma Regional Referral Hospital during the World Glaucoma Week the event which was organized by National Eye Care Office in collaboration with Sight Savers International. He was one of the panelists in the first WGA Africa Glaucoma Summit which was held in Accra Ghana in 2010. In April, 2017 he was invited to attend the Ophthalmic Summit organized by Novartis Pharma. and Sudan Ophthalmological Society in Khartoum, Sudan and Glaucoma in Sub Saharan Africa was the focus of the meeting.
Dr Hassan has dedicated most of his time by continuously improving his knowledge and skills by attending several conferences and seminars both within the country and abroad. Throughout his career in ophthalmology he has been a tireless mentor to different levels of students including Mmed residents in Ophthalmology, AMO-Ophthalmology, and nurses in several Eye Departments he has been working. Currently Dr Hassan is working as a Medical Director, practicing Ophthalmologist and Consultant Eye Surgeon at New Vision Specialist Eye Clinic in Dar es Salaam Tanzania.

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