Practice Locations

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave Aurora, CO 80045


Cara Wilson, MD

Infectious Disease

Board Certified


Practice Locations

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045


Provider Expertise


  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Disease ( 2018 )

Conditions & Treatments

  • Infections

    Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral

  • Immune System

Education & Training

Medical Schools

MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine (1988)

Undergraduate Schools

BS, Duke University (NC) (1984)


Johns Hopkins University Program (1989)

Residency Program

Johns Hopkins University Program (1991)


Massachusetts General Hospital Program (1995)

Professional Memberships

AIDS Clinical Trials Group, Member

American Association of Immunology, Member

Association of American Medical Colleges, Member

HIV and Aging Working Group, Member

Society for Leukocyte Biology, Member

Society of Mucosal Immunology, Member

Research & Grants


Switch from homeostatic to inflammatory cytokines by NK/ILC in HIV-infected gut (2015)

Role of Type I IFNs in Mucosal HIV-1 Immunity and Pathogenesis (2017)

SIV Pathogenesis in African Green Monkeys and Pigtailed Macaques (2018)

Dysregulated gut-microbe CD4 T cell interactions with Aging (2019)

Gut Cytotoxic CD4 T cells in HIV-1 Pathogenesis (2019)

Research Interests for Patients

1. Cellular immune response to HIV-1 and correlates of immune protection in early and chronic HIV-1 infection. 2. Development of novel prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines for HIV-1 infection 3. Immune reconstitution of HIV-1 infection 4. Interactions between HIV-1 and dendritic cells 5. Dendritic cell, T cell, and epithelial cell interactions in HIV-infected gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) 6. HIV, aging, microbiome and mucosal immune function 7. Mechanisms of HIV-associated death in intestinal T cells 8. Role of Interferons in HIV pathogenesis

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Clinical Interests for Referring Providers

Infectious Diseases, HIV