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Basile Njei, MD, MPH, PhD

Instructor; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Co-Director, International Medicine Program, Digestive Diseases

Contact Information

Basile Njei, MD, MPH, PhD

Office Location

  • VA Connecticut Healthcare
    Wing Building 35A, Fl 2, Rm 210
    West Haven, CT 06516

Mailing Address

  • Yale School of Medicine

    Department of Medicine (Digestive Diseases), PO Box 208019

    New Haven, CT 06520

    United States



Dr. Njei is a graduate of the Yale Ph.D. in Investigative Medicine and Harvard Global Clinical Scholars programs. He received his medical doctorate with honors from The University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon, and was awarded the coveted British Chevening scholarship to pursue public health training at the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. After earning a Master's in Public Health, his journey continued with residency training at the University of Connecticut and a Gastroenterology Fellowship at Yale University. During residency and fellowship training, Dr. Njei was recognized with several awards, including the Howard Levine-MD Science Award, ACG Fellow-in-Training Award, AASLD Fellow Travel Award, AASLD Young Investigator Award, Dr. James Boyer Fellow Travel Award, and Samuel Kushlan Award for Excellence in Research. After Yale Fellowship training, he was appointed adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine in July 2017. While in active clinical practice for five years, Dr. Njei served as a gastroenterologist in underserved Maryland, Delaware, and Ohio community hospitals. He has performed thousands of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopies/colonoscopies in minority and underserved populations. Dr. Njei has also collaborated with the US Embassy in Cameroon and the Ministry of Public Health to promote medical education. In addition to co-leading the International Medicine Program in the Section of Digestive Diseases at Yale, Dr. Njei is a gastroenterologist at the West Haven Veterans Administration Hospital in Connecticut. His research focuses on using artificial intelligence and genetics to improve the diagnosis of chronic liver diseases.

Education & Training

  • Postgraduate Medical Education
    Harvard Medical School (2023)
  • PhD
    Yale University, Investigative Medicine (2022)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System (2022)
  • Gastroenterology Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (2017)
  • Resident Physician
    University Of Connecticut School of Medicine (2014)
  • MPH
    University of Edinburgh, Epidemiology/Biostatistics (2009)
  • MD
    University of Yaounde I, Medicine (2008)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
2024 VA DEI Research Supplement AwardUS Veterans Affairs Office of Research & Development2024
EASL-AASLD MasterclassEuropean Association for the Study of the Liver/American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases2023
Early Career Investigator Abstract Award in Healthcare Disparities ResearchAASLD Foundation2023
ACG 2023 Presidential PosterAmerican College of Gastroenterology2023
Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (Semifinalist)Robert Wood Johnson Foundation2023
Poster of DistinctionDigestive Disease Week2023
Artificial Intelligence ScholarSaïd Business School, University of Oxford2022
America's Most Honored Doctors 2021American Registry2021
Samuel Kushlan Award for Excellence in Research During Digestive Diseases FellowshipYale University2017
AASLD Fellow Travel AwardAmerican Association of the Study of Liver Diseases2017
AASLD Young Investigator AwardThe Liver Meeting2016
Presidential Poster AwardDigestive Disease Week2016
ACG Fellow-in-Training AwardAmerican College of Gastroenterology2015
Howard Levine-MD Science AwardUniversity of Connecticut2012, 2013, 2014
British Chevening scholarshipUnited Kingdom2008

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