Born and raised in Ethiopia, Michael Tedla is the youngest of 4 children. His mother was a schoolteacher, and his father was Manager at SOS Children’s village (non-governmental organization focused on supporting children without parental care and families at risk).
Michael Tedla knew he wanted to be a doctor at a young age living in underserved communities. He joined Jimma University, one of the only 3 internationally accredited medical schools in Ethiopia at the time. After obtaining his medical degree, he practiced Tropical medicine in Haramaya, one of Ethiopia’s underserved areas for 2 years. He also had the opportunity to teach medical students at Haramaya University.
Dr. Tedla moved to the US to study cardiology. He joined Marshal University in West Virginia for his Internal Medicine internship, followed by completion of his Internal Medicine residency at HCA Mountainview Hospital in Las Vegas. He then moved to Florida to study his General and Interventional Cardiology training at USF/HCA Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.
It was in Florida that he found his second home away from home. He is trained in cardiovascular diseases, including coronary interventions, heart failure interventions, valvular interventions, and peripheral interventions.