Ana Catarina De Oliveira Virgens Paim

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine


Administrator Info
Name: Admin
Phone: 612-624-9996
Fax: 612-625-4410
Mail: Mayo Memorial Building, MMC 250, 420 Delaware Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455

Dr. Ana Paim is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Minnesota. She is a graduate of Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública in Brazil and she completed three years of Infectious Diseases training at Hospital Espanhol in Brazil. She later worked for several years in general infectious diseases, HIV and tropical diseases in the Brazilian public and private systems. She completed internal medicine training at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton, Massachusetts and infectious diseases training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Her research interest lies in basic science and translational research in HIV. She enjoys general inpatient and outpatient care, and enjoys connecting with patients and managing their cases from both a specialist and generalist vantage point. She speaks Portuguese and English fluently.

Research Interests
HIV management
Clinical and molecular markers of HIV progression
Medical education in the field of HIV and General Infectious

Teaching Summary

General Infectious Diseases pathologies and treatment; HIV pathophysiology and management; Resident and fellow education

Clinical Summary

HIV pathophysiology and management; medical education in the field of HIV and General Infectious Diseases

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Internal Medicine, Residency
Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center
Infectious Diseases, Residency
Hospital Espanhol
Infectious Diseases, Fellowship
Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Paim, A., Cummins, N., Badley, A., 2020. Mechanisms of HIV-associated lymphocyte regulated cell death.
Natesampillai, S., Paim, A., Cummins, N., Chandrasekar, A., Bren, G., Lewin, S., Kiem, H., Badley, A., 2019. TRAILshort protects against CD4 T cell death during acute HIV infection. Journal of Immunology,
Paim, A., Cummins, N., Natesampillai, S., Garcia-Rivera, E., Kogan, N., Neogi, U., Sönnerborg, A., Sperk, M., Bren, G., Deeks, S., Polley, E., Badley, A., 2019. HIV elite control is associated with reduced TRAILshort expression..
Paim, A., Rizza, S., Badley, A., Prieto, M., Taler, S., Chong, P., Cummins, N., 2018. Transient loss of HIV-1 DNA in an HIV-1 positive patient after kidney transplantation: A case report. American Journal of Medicine,
PubMed ID: 29730357.
Sobrinho, S., Correia, L., Cruz, C., Santiago, M., Paim, A., Meireles, B., Andrade, M., Kerner, M., Amoedo, P., Souza, C., 2007. Occurrence rate and clinical predictors of hypertensive pseudocrisis in emergency room care. Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia,