Abdus Salam Abayomi Elias MD
Dr. Abdus Salam Abayomi Elias, was born in Lagos, Nigeria. In 2003, Dr. Elias, graduated from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria with M.B.B.S (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery)/(M.D). Later that year he had his first clinical appointment at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos as an Intern/House officer. Dr. Elias, worked as Locum tenen in several clinics and hospitals in Lagos.
In 2004, Dr. Elias, proceeded to undertake his NYSC (National Youth Service Corp) at Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom. He worked as a medical officer in a remote village, and he gained a lot of rural medicine experience in one of the most under served areas in Nigeria.
Dr. Elias moved back to Lagos after his NYSC and was given an appointment as a medical officer at Ajeromi General Hospital, Ajegunle, Lagos. He then proceeded to the United States for his postgraduate education in 2006. Dr. Elias graduated in 2014 from the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health, District of Columbia with a Master of Public Health degree. At the George Washington University, he worked as a research assistant at the Maternal and Child Health department. Dr. Elias was an intern at the Occupational and Health Safety department at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bethesda, Maryland in 2012, and then later became a research fellow (Infectious disease) at the Occupational Medical Services, Clinical Center, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland. At the NIH his research focus was on tuberculosis contact investigation and his study data was from seven health departments in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV), and also from fifty hospitals in the DMV area.
In 2015, he was an intern at the Data System Group at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, where he worked on the Medicaid Management Information Systems. He obtained a Post Baccalaureate certificate in Clinical Informatics from the Division of Health Science Informatics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.