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  • Primary Location

    1 Boston Medical Center Pl
    Boston, MA 02118

More About Me

Elijah E. Paintsil, MD, is Chief of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Chair of Pediatrics at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. Dr. Paintsil 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, transmission of hepatitis C among injection drug users, and pediatric HIV treatment outcomes in resource limited countries. He is deeply committed to advancing pediatric care, training and research, and to achieving health equity for underserved communities. Dr. Paintsil has held many prestigious advisory roles, including that of consultant to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) in their continent-wide COVID-19 mitigation efforts.
  • Administrative Title

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

    University of Ghana Medical School, 1992
  • Residency

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

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

    Pediatric infectious diseases, HIV, MRSA, Lyme disease, COVID-19


Boston University

Boston University is a leading private research institution with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston and programs around the world.

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