After completing a fellowship in Rheumatology at Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center, Dr. David Minna remained in southern California for the next thirty years where he practiced adult rheumatology, first in Long Beach and then Los Alamitos, before coming to UT Southwestern. Dr. Minna continues to treat patients with all types of arthritis at UT Southwestern while, at the same time, sharing his clinical knowledge and skills with the rheumatology fellows. The move to UT Southwestern and Aston has also given Dr. Minna the opportunity to pursue his interest in the use of ultrasound in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders in rheumatology. He has not only incorporated the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound into his own practice but he has also introduced it to the rheumatology department and he now teaches it to the fellows.


Medical School
Saint Louis University (1973)
Emory University Hospital (1974), Internal Medicine
Emory University Hospital (1976), Internal Medicine
University of Southern California (1978), Rheumatology

Clinical Interest

Rheumatoid Arthritis


Systemic Lupus Erythematosus


Sjogren's Syndrome

Systemic Sclerosis


Relapsing Polychondritis

IGG4 Related Disease

Crystalline Arthropathies



Polymyalgia Rheumatic

Research Interest

  • Behcet
  • Behcet's Syndrome
  • Crystal Arthropathies
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Myositis/Polymyositis/Dermatomyositis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Raynaud's Syndrome
  • Ultrasound for Diagnosis Arthritis
  • Ultrasound Guidance for Injections
  • Vasculitis

Honors & Awards

  • Top Doctor in Rheumatology
    D Magazine (2011-2014)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • USSONAR (Musculoskeletal Ultrasound) (2013)
  • Dallas County Medical Society (2009)
  • Texas Medical Association (2009)
  • American College of Rheumatology (1979)