Dr. Enawgaw Mehari has a distinguished reputation for leadership in healthcare, most notably as founder and president of People to People, Inc., which has been in existence for approximately two decades. He is also internationally recognized as an expert in neurology, pain management, and Neuro-AIDs. He earned his medical degree from Comenius University in Czechoslovakia, completed his neurology residence at the University of Kentucky, finished his fellowship in pain management and neurophysiology at Case Western University in Cleveland, and completed a fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, in Neuro-AIDs.
Dr. Mehari has been instrumental in the establishment of different neurology residence programs, emergency medicine residence program at Black Lion Hospital, and Addis Ababa University’s Social Work Master program through his leadership at People to People, Inc.
In 2005, He founded the Peoples’ Free Clinic in Morehead, Kentucky, to provide free healthcare for the working poor.
In 2006, Dr. Mehari won a distinguished service award from the Society of Ethiopians Established in the Diaspora (SEED), and in 2007, he was nominated as a CNN Hero—awarded by the cable network to everyday people around the globe who have made a major impact on the world. In addition, he was awarded a Humanitarian Award by the Black Hall of Fame, and the 2010 Patient Advocate award by the American Academy of Neurology.
He has been granted the highest commendation by the Kentucky Governor’s office, Senate of the State of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He has been commended by the US House of Congress, and was awarded the Abebe Bikila Award by Bikila Organization for his working community service.
Dr. Mehari is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry, a diplomat of Neurology, Inc., and is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties. He also serves as the Advisor to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for Ethiopia.
Dr. Mehari is available to see patients Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 p.m. For an appointment, call (615) 441-4520.