Ana De Oliveira Virgens Paim, MD

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

Ana De Oliveira Virgens Paim

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420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 250, Room Mayo D416
Memorial Building
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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

General ID, HIV

Medical School, Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública, Salvador, Brazil

Residency, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Brighton, MA

Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


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. 

Awards & Recognition

  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science – Instructor in Medicine (2018)
  • Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education Patient Safety Award (2019)
  • Mayo Clinic Research Collaborator (2019)

Professional Associations

  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (2017-Present)
  • American College of Physicians (2015-2016)


  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


Research Summary/Interests

  • HIV management
  • Clinical and molecular markers of HIV progression
  • Medical education in the field of HIV and General Infectious Diseases 


Full Length, Peer-Reviewed, Original Articles

  • Natesampillai S, Paim AC, Cummins NW, Chandrasekar AP, Bren GD, Lewin SR, Kiem H-P, Badley A. TRAILshort protects against CD4 T cell death during acute HIV infection. Accepted for publication in Journal of Immunology, May 2019.
  • Paim AC, Cummins NW, Natesampillai S, Garcia-Rivera E, Kogan N, Neogi U, Sönnerborg A, Sperk M, Bren GD, Deeks S, Polley E, Badley AD. HIV elite control is associated with reduced TRAILshort expression. AIDS. 2019 May 29. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000002279. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Paim AC, Rizza SA, Badley AD, Prieto M, Taler SJ, Chong PP, Cummins NW. Transient loss of HIV-1 DNA in an HIV-1 positive patient after kidney transplantation: A case report. Am J Med. 2018 May 3. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29730357
  • Paim AC, Baddour LM, Pritt BS, Schuetz AN, Wilson JW. Lyme Endocarditis. Am J Med. 2018 Mar 29. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29605416
  • Sobrinho S, Correia LC, Cruz C, Santiago M, Paim AC, Meireles B, Andrade M, Kerner M, Amoedo P, de Souza CM. Occurrence rate and clinical predictors of hypertensive pseudocrisis in emergency room care. Arq Bras Cardiol. 2007 May; 88(5):579-84.

Future Publications:

  • Paim AC, Cummins NW, Badley A. Mechanisms of HIV-associated lymphocyte regulated cell death: 2019


Teaching Areas

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


Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Clinical Interests

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