BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.

  • Primary Location

    Crosstown Center, 801 Mass Ave
    7th Floor
    Boston, MA 02118


Dr. Elijah E. Paintsil is a pediatrician and the Chief of Pediatrics at BMC, and Chair of Pediatrics at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.

Dr. Paintsil is deeply committed to advancing pediatric care, training, and research, and to achieving health equity for underserved communities. He is a nationally-recognized pediatric infectious disease specialist, caring for children with conditions such as HIV, Lyme disease, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). A renowned physician-scientist, Dr. Paintsil also conducts research on antiretroviral therapy-induced mitochondrial dysfunction, the transmission of hepatitis C among injection drug users, and pediatric HIV treatment outcomes in resource-limited countries.

Dr. Paintsil received his medical degree from University of Ghana. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Lincoln Hospital in New York City before continuing his journey at Yale School of Medicine with a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases. Dr. Paintsil has held many prestigious advisory roles, including that of consultant to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) in its continent-wide COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

  • Administrative Title

    Chair, Pediatrics, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

  • Residency

    Pediatrics, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, 1999-2002
  • Fellowship

    Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Yale-New Haven Medical Center, 2002-2005
  • Education

    University of Ghana Medical School, 1992
    Lincoln Medical Center, 1999