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Elijah Paintsil, FAAP, MD

Professor Adjunct in Pediatrics; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases), Pediatrics; Professor, Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases; Professor of Pharmacology, Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology; Professor of Management, School of Management

Contact Information

Elijah Paintsil, FAAP, MD

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases

    PO Box 208064

    New Haven, CT 06520-8064

    United States


The Paintsil laboratory focuses on increasing our understanding of the host determinants of individual differences in response to antiretroviral therapy; biomarkers and pathogenesis of increasing incidence of cancers in HIV treatment-experienced individuals.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (2005)
  • Resident
    Lincoln Medical Center, Bronx, NY (2002)
  • Intern
    Lincoln Medical Center, Bronx, NY (2000)
  • Intern
    Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana (1994)
  • MD
    Ghana Medical School


  • Infectious Diseases Research
    Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil 2009
    Capacity building
  • 1. Studying the effect of malaria during pregnancy on mother-to-child-transmission of HIV. 2) Surrogate biomarkers for monitoring HIV therapy and disease progression of Pediatric HIV in resource limited setting
    Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana 2006
    Yale-Ghana Partnership in Global Infectious Diseases Research with the mission of accelerating progress in Infectious Diseases and Public Health research in Africa through collaborative partnerships that effectively build intrinsic research capacity, reverse “brain-drain” by strengthening academic infrastructures, and create viable career opportunities for African and American scientists.

Honors & Recognition

American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow2003
Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), Member2003
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, Member2002

Professional Service

Council, African Studies2003 - Present

Departments & Organizations