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Paul R. Bohjanen, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-5871

Fax: (585) 442-9328

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

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assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Infectious Diseases


Professional Background

Dr. Bohjanen joined the faculty at URMC in May of 2022 as the Chief of the Infectious Diseases Division in the Department of Medicine. He is a Professor in the Department of Medicine with joint appointments in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Department of Public Health Sciences. Dr. Bohjanen graduated from the University of Michigan with an MD, PhD degree in 1993. He then completed an internal medicine residency in 1997 and an infectious diseases fellowship in 2000, both at Duke University. Dr. Bohjanen was a faculty member at the University of Minnesota from 2000 until he joined URMC. At the University of Minnesota, Dr. Bohjanen served in leadership positions that included Director of the Center for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Translational Research, Program Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, and Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Research. Dr. Bohjanen is a physician-scientist with a clinical interest in HIV infection and the global AIDS epidemic, and his laboratory research is directed at understanding the regulation of gene expression in human diseases, including HIV infection and cancer. Over the past 19 years, he has developed a multidisciplinary collaborative international research program in Uganda that has involved clinical research focused on improving outcomes for patients with AIDS, as well as studies of disease pathogenesis in his laboratory using samples collected from patients in Uganda.



MD | University of Michigan Medical School

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1997 - 06/30/2000
Fellowship in Infectious Disease at Duke University

07/01/1994 - 06/30/1997
Residency in Internal Medicine at Duke University

07/01/1993 - 06/30/1994
Internship in Internal Medicine at Duke University

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Journal Articles

Okwir M, Link A, Rhein J, Obbo JS, Okello J, Nabongo B, Alal J, Meya D, Bohjanen PR. "High Burden of Cryptococcal Meningitis Among Antiretroviral Therapy-Experienced Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Patients in Northern Uganda in the Era of "Test and Treat": Implications for Cryptococcal Screening Programs." Open forum infectious diseases.. 2022 Feb; 9(2):ofac004. Epub 2022 Jan 10.

Link A, Okwir M, Nabongo B, Meya D, Iribarren S, Bohjanen P, Kasprzyk D. "Delays in Cryptococcal Meningitis Diagnosis and Care: A Mixed Methods Study in Rural Uganda." Annals of global health.. 2022 88(1):22. Epub 2022 Mar 18.

Musubire AK, Derdelinckx J, Reynders T, Meya DB, Bohjanen PR, Cras P, Willekens B. "Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders in Africa: A Systematic Review." Neurology® neuroimmunology & neuroinflammation.. 2021 Nov; 8(6)Epub 2021 Oct 18.