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Elijah Paintsil, FAAP, MBChB

Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
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Elijah Paintsil, MD, is a pediatrician who treats children with serious infectious diseases, including HIV, Lyme disease, and skin infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). “I chose my specialty because of my passion to find cures for infectious diseases,” he says.

Dr. Paintsil is a professor of pediatrics (infectious disease), of epidemiology (microbial diseases) and of pharmacology at Yale School of Medicine, and of Management at Yale School of Management. He is also a researcher whose work has included the discovery of a protein that can be used to monitor patients who may experience side effects from HIV medications.


  • Professor
  • Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases), Pediatrics
  • Professor of Public Health, Yale School of Public Health
  • Professor of Pharmacology, Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology
  • Professor of Management, School of Management

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)
  • MBChB
    Ghana Medical School

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Fante

Additional Information

  • Yale Pediatric Infectious Disease
    Yale New Haven Hospital
    20 York Street
    New Haven, CT, 06510
  • Yale Pediatric Specialty
    Yale New Haven Children's Hospital
    1 Park Street, Ste 2nd Floor
    New Haven, CT, 06504