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Basile Njei, MD, MPH, PhD

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

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Basile Njei, MD, MPH, PhD

Office Location

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, Harvard Global Clinical Scholars, and Oxford Artificial Intelligence 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 community hospitals in Maryland, Delaware, and Ohio. 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 locally and abroad. 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)
  • Non Degree Program
    Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Artificial Intelligence Program (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
Artificial Intelligence ScholarUniversity 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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