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Elijah Paintsil, MD.

Professor, Elijah Paintsil is Professor of Pediatrics, of Pharmacology, of Epidemiology and of Management.

He is the Chief of the Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases & Global Health, Department of Pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine, Director of Pediatric AIDS Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and the Chair of Pediatrics at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.

As a leading physician-scientist with broad-based training in pediatric, infectious diseases, public health and pharmacology, his research interest focuses on antiretroviral therapy induced mitochondrial dysfunction, transmission of hepatitis C among injection drug users, and pediatric HIV treatment outcomes in resource limited countries.

He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Society for Pediatric Research, Academic Pediatric Society, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Board, a scholar of the Pediatric Leadership Development Program sponsored by the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs (AMSPDC), and a consultant to Africa CDC in their continent-wide COVID-19 mitigation efforts in Africa.

In 2006, Prof. Paintsil established a bi-directional research and training initiative with the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research at the University of Ghana (Ghana-Yale Partnership for Global Health). Based on the success of the Yale-Ghana collaboration, the program was expanded in 2009 to include additional partner institutions, the University of Sao Paolo (Brazil) and King Saud University (Saudi Arabia) and, in 2014, the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica—Yale Partnerships for Global Health.

These five universities comprise a global consortium dedicated to collaborative research and training in infectious diseases.

Prof. Paintsil began his career in his native country of Ghana where he completed his medical degree at the University of Ghana and clinical positions at Korle-Bu teaching hospital, Accra and Battor Catholic Hospital. He moved to the U.S. and completed pediatric residency training at Lincoln Hospital in New York City before beginning his journey at Yale School of Medicine with a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases.