All About Dr Belete Woldu

I was born and raised in Ethiopia and graduated from Addis Ababa University in 1995. After 18 months of community service in rural Ethiopia, I moved to Swaziland where I worked as a medical officer at Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital in Manzini from 1997 to 2003. Most of the time which was spent in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department.

In January 2004, my wife Eleanor and our son Marques moved to Pietersburg South Africa, where I worked as Principal Medical Officer in The Obstetrics and Gynaecology department at Pietersburg Hospital until 2006. Our daughter Caitlin was born in Polokwane in 2004.

During January 2007 I was offered a post at New Somerset Hospital in Cape Town as the Principal Medical Officer, and in February 2008 I enrolled at the University of Cape Town to specialise in Obstetrics and Gynecology. During my 4 years of training, I rotated between the different hospitals affiliated to UCT.

After qualifying in May 2012 as a Fellow of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, I worked at Mowbray Maternity Hospital as a consultant in Obstetrics And Gynaecology for a year. In August 2013 I was relocated to Limpopo to assist with the serious shortage of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in the province – I remained here for 3 years as a specialist and acting Clinical Unit Manager.

In February 2016 I was granted my licence to practice privately, which coincided with the timing of the opening of Tokai Melomed hospital in Cape Town. This was just perfect, as it fulfilled a long-held dream of mine to return to Cape Town as a private practitioner.

I became an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist because, very early in my medical training, I was captured by the miracle of life and the awesome gift of pregnancy and childbirth. I felt privileged to be a part of this beautiful process and my ability to serve humankind in this way.

Later, as I gained experience, I realised how vulnerable the majority of women become during pregnancy and childbirth and how inadequate the support some of them received were from busy hospital staff. I feel honoured to join the many excellent Obstetricians and Gynecologists who serve the women of this country every day and make a positive contribution.

I enjoy spending time with my kids and wife whether doing homework, watching soccer with my son or going to the movies.

When I have a moment to myself, I enjoy reading mostly motivational and uplifting books, I’ve just finished reading Dr Robert Schiller’s “Success is Never Ending and Failure is Never Final”. And have now started “Tough Times Never Last but Tough People Do!”.
We would like to express our thanks to Dr Woldu for all the care and effort you put into bringing little Mikhail into the world. We have been blessed with a special little soul and had it not been for your caring and expert opinion things may have turned out differently. Once again, our heartfelt thank you, words can’t express….

I was at an antenatal class this evening at Melomed Tokai and I must say it was informative and to the point. The midwife, doula and psychologist were all there explaining their roles to help the birthing process. The staff from my first call to the hospital up until now have always been welcoming & friendly and as this is our first baby feeling comfortable and like you can trust your hospital and their staff is of vital importance. I’d say give the hospital a try, call and get a feel for nature of the staff and how you’ll be treated. Also, Dr Woldu has been highly recommended and for many reasons I understand why, he is very caring and also is readily available whenever I have a Q or calls back the same day. Melomed Tokai is really a great hospital to consider.

Hi ladies! I gave birth to my little girl a few days ago, I had THE most amazing Gynae that anyone could ask for!! He is gentle, respectful, friendly and sensitive to his patients’ wishes. Dr Belete Woldu from Melomed hospital Retreat/Tokai. I highly recommend him

From the very first visit with Dr Woldu – He was pleasant, Informative and reassuring. He eased mine and my partners and my moms minds every time we spoke to him. I am so thankful to Dr Woldu and his staff! They were all amazing! I will highly recommend Dr Woldu to anybody! – He safely delivered our baby girl 28/10/17. He is definitely the best Gynae I’ve encountered, He takes his time with his patients.
To Dr Woldu and his staff:
Receptionist/ Tarryn – Thank you for putting up with all our phone calls & emails, you were really patient with us!
Midwife/ Madelyn – Thank you for all your kind words and always being so loving and caring!
Dr Woldu – You have been a blessing to Melvin and I, Once again thank you!
Nadine Capes

I’ve been trying to find the right words to describe Dr Woldu and his amazing team. I am lost for words at how incredible they are. Dr Woldu is the gentlest soul you can imagine. Patient, kind, attentive and honestly makes you feel like you’re his most important patient.

From the first time I called Dr Woldu’s rooms, I was greeted by Tarryn’s sweet voice. Incredibly friendly and so helpful. She feels more like a friend than my OBGYN’s front of house Meeting Madeleine for the first time was like catching up with an old friend. Each time I felt like I was visiting family.

In fact, with Eleanor at the head of this ship as Practice Manager, that is exactly how this team makes you feel. Like family. The good kind lol.

I went into labour with my twins on new year’s eve, the countdown was barely over and Dr Woldu was at my side. Calm as ever. He gave me something every other doctor said I would never have. Natural delivery of both my boys, at 35 weeks, without any pain medication. 100% raw! Though we knew Twin A would be stillborn, Dr Woldu allowed us to celebrate his “birth”, I got to hold my son, study his face and I felt safe with Dr Woldu right there. The birth of my second twin was as miraculous as the first.

I had the most amazing birthing experience. Bittersweet at the loss of my first twin, but I always knew we were all in the best hands possible.

Dr Woldu, Eleanor, Tarryn and Madeleine; I really can’t thank you enough for everything you have done for me and my family. You guys are so awesome, I am almost ready to have another baby

Cindy Adriaans

Thank you for taking care of me for the past 9 months of my pregnancy and for ensuring a successful delivery of my baby boy. The passion you have towards your patients and your job is commendable. May the good Lord shower you with more blessings…… Thank you Dr Woldu and your amazing staff. God bless
Boipelo Maud Kelobang