“My philosophy is built on a passion for quality medicine across all socioeconomic backgrounds.”

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospitalist Medicine


Internship and Residency

New York Medical College – Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Bronx, NY
2005 and 2007

Medical School

Gondar College of Medicine at Addis Ababa University
Doctor of Medicine
Gondar, Ethiopia

Hospitals Affiliated With

Inova Alexandria Hospital
Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

Professional Association

American College of Physicians
2010 – Present

Personal Interests

Dr. Tefera is married with three wonderful boys. His hobbies include traveling, volunteer work, and playing soccer.

Academic Appointment

New York Medical College
Academic Member


Girma K. Tefera graduated from Addis Ababa University Gonder College of Medicine in 1991 and practiced in Ethiopia until 1995. He then worked in South Africa from 1996 to 2002. Dr. Tefera completed his Internal Medicine residency at New York Medical College in 2007. He served as Chief Resident at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center in New York from 2006 to 2007. Dr. Tefera is also an academic member of New York Medical College.

Dr. Tefera is board certified and currently works as an internist and hospitalist at Inova Alexandria Hospital. Dr. Tefera is passionate about patient-centered medicine and a comprehensive approach to overall health management.