Kirubel Tefera, MD - 1/31/2018

Dr. KirDrTeferaubel Tefera was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He emigrated to U.S in 1992. He attended the University of Virginia where he majored in biochemistry. He then did research at the Armed forces institute of pathology (AFIP) in Washington D.C. He later enrolled and received M.D. from Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in Norfolk VA. He completed an internship, residency in internal medicine and fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Tefera has been practicing hematology and medical oncology with Trihealth Cancer Institute in Cincinnati full time since 2015. He provides care for all types of blood disorders and malignancies. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal and genitourinary cancers. The latter includes cancer of the prostate, bladder, testicles, and kidneys.

He is a member of Genitourinary Cancer Committee at Good Samaritan Hospital and Bethesda North Hospital system. He is also interested in hospice care. He is currently the medical director at Hospice of Cincinnati’s Anderson in-patient facility, in Cincinnati, OH. He holds clinic for his hematology/oncology patients at both Anderson and Clifton offices, located in Cincinnati, OH.

Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology
American Board of Internal Medicine - Hematology
American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine

University of Virginia: Undergraduate Biochemistry
Eastern Virginia Medical School: Medical Degree
University of Cincinnati: Internship and Internal Medicine Residency
University of Cincinnati: Medical Oncology and Hematology fellowship

Specialties as they relate to Prostate Cancer
The primary job of a Medical Oncologist is managing cancer. Medical Oncologists are more than chemotherapy physicians. Medical Oncologists are involved in different aspects of cancer care. These include the following; initial diagnosis, assessing the stage of cancer, recommend and implement a treatment plan, monitor the side effects of treatment, palliative care for symptoms of an incurable disease, and surveillance monitoring on cancer survivors.

In order to manage the care of an oncology patient as listed above, your oncologist should possess the following skills:
       • Counsellor and advisor: Your oncologist should explain diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment options to patients and their family.
       • Medical Care: In addition to monitoring a patient’s cancer, they also address management of symptoms. Often your oncologist will start palliative care, if needed.
       • Student and researcher: your oncologist will keep up to date with the most recent treatments, and will often be involved in testing them through clinical trials and medical research.

Manager: your Oncologist will usually be part of a multidisciplinary team and often be the main manager of that team.


  • Statistics about prostate Cancer
  • Treatment of metastatic Prostate Cancer
    • Hormone sensitive disease
    • Hormone refractory disease
    • Role of Chemotherapy in Docetaxel in castrate sensitive prostate cancer
  • Latest Data for metastatic disease
  • Where we heading in metastatic prostate Cancer

Dr. Tefera's Power Point Presentation

Kirubel Tefera, MD
Trihealth Cancer Institute
5424 Cheviot Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45247
Fax: 513-451-1356