Dr. Getaneh is a general internist with years of experience caring for adults with broad spectrum of illnesses. She received her BS from Seattle Pacific University in Biology and Nursing, her Medical Degree and Masters in Public Health from the University of Washington in Seattle. She completed her primary care residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Getaneh subscribes to the World Health Organizations' definition of health as"...a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition," and regularly volunteers in health care related work.
Dr. Getaneh is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and, serves as the Director of Quality and Safety at the ColumbiaDoctors Primary Care group. She has special interest in diabetes, hypertension, population health and preventative health services.