Dr. Paul Adjei, a Major in the U.S. Army, is the Assistant Chief of Clinical Research (Clinical Trials) and a research physician in infectious diseases at the U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP).
After 17 years, MAJ Adjei made the transition from full-time clinician-educator to full-time physician-scientist in 2021. His current research portfolio includes two of MHRP’s core next generation HIV vaccine trials, two monoclonal antibody trials, an Ebola vaccine trial, five specimen collection protocols, and two observational (cohort) studies.
MAJ Adjei received his medical degree from the University of Ghana Medical School (2004) in Accra, Ghana. He completed his Housemanship at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra Ghana (2004-2005), after which he stayed on as a civilian medical officer (2006-2008). MAJ Adjei also served with the United Nations Peacekeeping Missions in Liberia (2005-2006) and Ivory Coast (2008-2009) as a civilian volunteer medical officer.
MAJ Adjei migrated to the USA in 2009 to receive his internal medicine residency training at the Rochester General Hospital, New York (2009-2012), where he also served as a Medical Chief Resident (2012-2013) and faculty member (2012-2014), after which he worked as a Hospital Medicine Medical Director (2014-2015), and at the Indiana University Methodist Hospitalist in Indianapolis (2015-2017) supervising Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners.
He received his infectious diseases research fellowship at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, simultaneously earning a MS in clinical research from the Tufts University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute as a T32 fellow (2017-2020) where his research focused on HIV Drug Therapy, Viral Load Testing Coverage in the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region, and Transmitted HIV Drug Resistance in Neonates in Namibia.
MAJ Adjei is an assistant professor of medicine at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine with clinical privileges at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where attends on the internal medicine and infectious diseases house staff teaching services. He is a scientific reviewer for the Clinical Infectious Diseases, Journal of Infectious Diseases, Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, and the Military Medicine journals; and currently serves on various committees of the infectious diseases society of America (IDSA), including the HIVMA Clinical Fellowship Committee, CDC-IDSA COVID-19 Clinician Volunteer Program, and the Medical Education Community of Practice.