Dr. Paul Adjei, a Major in the U.S. Army, is a physician specialist in infectious diseases and an early-career research physician 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.
Michael R. Jordan, Leonard Bikinesi, Laimi Ashipala, Nicholus Mutenda, Mary Brantuo, Gillian Hunt, Andreas Shiningavamwe, Gram Mutandi, Anita Beukes, Suzanne Beard, Katherine Battey, Eric J. Dziuban, Elliot Raizes, Paul Adjei, Alice Tang, Amalia Giron, and Steven Y. Hong. Pretreatment Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Drug Resistance Among Treatment-Naive Infants Newly Diagnosed With HIV in 2016 in Namibia: Results of a Nationally Representative Study. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Volume 9, Issue 5, May 2022, ofac102, https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofac102.
Hasel K, Salim A, Adjei P, Gradon JD. An Unusual Case of Perirenal Abscess Caused by Campylobacter and Peptostreptococcus Species. Case Rep Infect Dis. 2022 Jan 13;2022:4028085. doi: 10.1155/2022/4028085. PMID: 35070461; PMCID: PMC8776477.
Adjei, Paul C. How Negative Is Culture-Negative Endocarditis in the Presence of a Pacemaker? Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice 29(3):p e181-e183, May 2021. DOI: 10.1097/IPC.0000000000000949.
Adjei PC. Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae sternoclavicular joint septic arthritis and a review of the literature. Consultant. November 17, 2021. doi:10.25270/con.2021.11.00008.
Adjei PC. Mycobacterium abscessus surgical wound infection following abdominoplasty in the Dominican Republic. Consultant. 2021;61(1):26-29. doi:10.25270/con.2020.06.00016.
Adjei PC. Listeria monocytogenes Meningoencephalitis and Cerebral Abscess in a Heart Transplant Recipient and a review of the literature. Case Rep Infect Dis. 2020;2020:8498216. 2020 Jun 21. doi:10.1155/2020/8498216.
Adjei, P; Cournil, A; Stengaard, A; Bertagnolio, S; Dara, M; Vovc, E; Jordan, M; Doherty, M. Factors associated with viral load completion in a subset of European countries. HIV Drug Therapy, Glasgow, October 2018.
Adjei, PC, Bernstein PL, Sterns RL. What is the Utility of Renal Ultrasound in the Management of Acute Renal Failure in Hospitalized Patients with Acute Renal Failure? American Journal of Kidney Diseases Blog, April 28, 2016.