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.
Smilow Cancer Hospital, Yale Medicine, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital