Elijah Paintsil, MD

Professor and Chair, Pediatrics

Elijah Paintsil


I am a physician-scientist with broad-based training in pediatric, infectious diseases, public health, and pharmacology and have focused my translation research program on three areas: 1) Effect of antiretroviral therapy on mitochondrial function; 2) Laboratory simulation of transmission dynamics of hepatitis C virus among injection drug users, and 3) Global pediatric HIV treatment outcomes.


  • Published on 3/7/2024

    Paintsil E. Editorial: Emerging and reemerging global pediatric infectious diseases amidst vanishing pediatric infectious diseases workforce. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2024 Apr 01; 36(2):133-135. PMID: 38446143.

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  • Published on 1/29/2024

    Brackel CLH, Noij LCE, Vijverberg SJH, Legghe CL, Maitland-van der Zee AH, van Goudoever JB, Buonsenso D, Munblit D, Sigfrid L, McFarland S, Anmyr L, Ashkenazi-Hoffnung L, Bellinat APN, Dias NLS, Edwards A, Fashina T, Juraški RG, Gonçalves ALN, Hansted E, Herczeg V, Hertting O, Jankauskaite LN, Kaswandani N, Kevalas R, Krivácsy P, Lorenz M, Malone LA, McVoy M, Miller DW, Morrow AK, Nugawela MD, Oliveira CR, Oliveira PRS, Osmanov IM, Overmars IM, Paintsil E, Pinto Pereira SM, Prawira Y, Putri ND, Ramos RCF, Rasche M, Ryd-Rinder M, De Rose C, Samitova E, Jovanovic TS, Say D, Scott JT, Shachar-Lavie I, Shafran R, Shmueli E, Snipaitiene A, Stephenson T, Ténai N, Tosif S, Turkalj M, Valentini P, Vasconcelos LRS, Villard L, Vilser D, Hashimoto S, Terheggen-Lagro SWJ. International Care programs for Pediatric Post-COVID Condition (Long COVID) and the way forward. Pediatr Res. 2024 Jan 29. PMID: 38287106.

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  • Published on 1/19/2024

    Ayanful-Torgby R, Shabanova V, Essuman AA, Boafo E, Aboagye F, Al-Mahroof Y, Amponsah J, Tetteh JKA, Amoah LE, Paintsil E. High prevalence of impaired glucose metabolism among children and adolescents living with HIV in Ghana. HIV Med. 2024 May; 25(5):577-586. PMID: 38240173.

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  • Published on 1/9/2024

    Afrane AKA, Alhassan Y, Amoah LE, Nyarko MY, Addo-Lartey A, Paintsil E, Torpey K. Asymptomatic malaria parasitaemia and virological non-suppression among children living with HIV in Accra, Ghana: a cross-sectional study. Res Sq. 2024 Jan 09. PMID: 38260260.

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  • Published on 12/1/2023

    Shabanova V, Emuren L, Gan G, Antwi S, Renner L, Amissah K, Kusah JT, Lartey M, Reynolds NR, Paintsil E. Pediatric HIV Disclosure Intervention Improves Immunologic Outcome at 48 Weeks: The Sankofa Trial Experience. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2023 Dec 01; 94(4):371-380. PMID: 37643414.

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  • Published on 10/30/2023

    Mohammed A, Idris-Dantata H, Okwor T, Tanui P, Paintsil E, Kabwe PC, Alimi Y, Tajudeen R, Mankoula W, Ilesanmi OS, Balogun MS, Ihekweazu C, Hornsey E, Ogbuagu O. Supporting the Manufacturing of Medical Supplies in Africa: Collaboration Between Africa CDC, Partners, and Member States. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2023 Oct 30; 11(5). PMID: 37903581.

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  • Published on 10/25/2023

    Kisitu G, Shabanova V, Naiga F, Nakagwa M, Kekitiinwa AR, Elyanu PJ, Paintsil E. High prevalence of low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and insulin resistance among children and adolescents living with HIV in Uganda: harbinger for metabolic syndrome? HIV Med. 2024 Feb; 25(2):262-275. PMID: 37879630.

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  • Published on 10/11/2023

    Muhammad MI, Abdulsalam AH, Petit-Clair F, Acquaye A, Nobles A, Fleischer B, Konkwo C, Ransome Y, Paintsil E. Almajiri health; a scoping review on disease, health literacy and space for participatory research. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023; 3(10):e0001641. PMID: 37819921.

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  • Published on 5/15/2023

    Paintsil E, Alimi Y, Abdulaziz M, Ogbuagu O, Ogunsola F, Kessy SJ, Horsney E, Lee C, Brundney K, Okwor T, Kabwe P, Waheed A, Vondran A, Bigirimana R, Ilesanmi O, Nsubuga DN, Raji T, Mankoula W, Ihekweazu C, Nkengasong J. A continent-wide effort and solidarity at curbing COVID-19 pandemic: the Africa task force for novel coronavirus (AFTCOR) infection prevention and control technical working group's experience. BMC Public Health. 2023 May 15; 23(1):893. PMID: 37189137.

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  • Published on 2/27/2023

    Fashina TA, Miller CM, Paintsil E, Niccolai LM, Brandt C, Oliveira CR. Computable Clinical Phenotyping of Postacute Sequelae of COVID-19 in Pediatrics Using Real-World Data. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2023 Feb 27; 12(2):113-116. PMID: 36548966.

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