Winston Cavert, MD

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

Winston Cavert

Contact Info

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

Administrative Assistant Name
Becca Johnson

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Administrative Email

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

AIDS Related Opportunistic Infections, Tropical Medicine

Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Residency, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Fellowship, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA


Winston Cavert, M.D. did his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and trained in Infectious Diseases and Virology at the University of Washington, Seattle. His research interests include the transcriptional pathogenesis and population biology of HIV and its target cells in tissues (lymphoid tissue, CNS, gut), as well as clinical virology including viral fitness and sequencing. He cares for persons living with HIV and is interested in HIV clinical trials both here and in less-resourced countries. He directs the Minnesota ACTUs research clinic and virology laboratory, and helps direct the CFAR laboratory in the Dept. of Microbiology.



  • Zhang Z, Schuler T, Cavert W, et al. Reversibility of the pathological changes in the follicular dendritic cell network with treatment of HIV-1 infection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 1999, 96:5169.
  • Li Q, Eiden LE, Cavert W, et al. Increased expression of nitric oxide synthase and dendritic injury in simian immunodeficiency virus encephalitis. J Hum Virology 1999, 2:139.
  • Cavert W. In vivo detection and quantitation of HIV in blood and tissues. AIDS 1998 Year in Review 12 (suppl. A):S27
  • Cavert W, Notermans DW, Staskus K, et al. Kinetics of response in lymphoid tissues to antiretroviral combination therapy of HIV-1 infection. Science 1997, 276:960.



  • Infectious Disease


Delaware Street Clinic (Infectious Disease/HIV Clinic)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Interests

Adenoiditis; AIDs; Encephalitis; Flu; Hepatitis A and B; HIV; Lyme Disease; Pneumonia; SARS; Sinusitis

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview