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Department of Internal Medicine

Paolo V. Troia-Cancio, M.D. View profile as PDF

Clinical Interests

Paolo V. Troia-Cancio oversees CARES, the non-profit community clinic for primary and HIV specialty care that serves more than 2,200 patients. His research interests include new antiretroviral therapies and metabolic complications of HIV and AIDS.


Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, CARES


Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine


Infectious Diseases


CARES Clinic
1500 21st St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
Driving Directions
Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS

Additional Phone:

Phone: 916-914-6224
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

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M.D., University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1995
B.A., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1990


UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, 1996


UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, 1998


UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, 2000

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2010
American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, 2010

Professional Memberships:

American College of Physicians
California Medical Association
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
HIV Medicine Association
Infectious Diseases Society of America
International AIDS Society
International Antiviral Society
Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society

Select Honors and Awards:

Alpha Omega Alpha, 1995

National Dean's List, 1994

Select Recent Publications:

Ellis CL, Ma ZM, Mann SK, Li CS, Wu J, Knight TH, Yotter T, Hayes TL, Maniar AH, Troia-Cancio PV, Overman HA, Torok NJ, Albanese A, Rutledge JC, Miller CJ, Pollard RB, Asmuth DM. Molecular Characterization of Stool Microbiota in HIV-Infected Subjects by Panbacterial and Order-Level 16S Ribosomal DNA rDNA Quantification and Correlations with Immune Activation. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2011 August 15; 576, 363-370.

Troia-Cancio P, Asmuth DM. Lessons from maraviroc clinical trials. Expert Rev. Anti Infect. Ther. 2011 June 1;96, 649–651.

Soo-Yon Rhee, Jonathan Taylor, W. Jeffrey Fessel, David Kaufman, William Towner, Paolo Troia, Peter Ruane, James Hellinger, Vivian Shirvani, Andrew Zolopa, and Robert W. Shafer. HIV-1 Protease Mutations and Protease Inhibitor Cross-Resistance. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother., Oct 2010; 54: 4253 - 4261.

Nassar NN, Skiest DJ, Keiser P, Cohen SH, Hassan SM, Kazi S, Miller MK, Troia-Cancio PV. Parkland Pocket Guide to HIV Care 2001. Sphinx Medicus, 2001.

Scribner AN, Troia-Cancio PV, Cox BA, Marcantonio D, Hamid F, Keiser P, Levi M, Allen B, Murphy K, Jones RE, Skiest DJ. Osteonecrosis in HIV: A case-control study. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 2000 Sep 1; 25(1):19-25.

To see if Paolo V. Troia-Cancio is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).