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

  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis


  • Ankylosis Spondylitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Arthritis
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Positive Antinuclear Antibody (ANA)
  • Psoriatic & Reactive Arthritis

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

  • Raynaud Syndrome
  • Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
  • Collagen Vascular Disease
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Overlap Syndromes


  • Dermatomyositis
  • Myositis

Sjogren's Syndrome

Systemic Sclerosis

  • Calcinosis, Raynaud Phenomenon, Esophageal Dysmotility, Schlerodactyly & Telangiectasia (CREST) Syndrome


  • ANCA-associated Vasculitis
  • Behcet's Syndrome
  • Churg Strauss Vasculitis
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Leukocytoclstic Vasculitis
  • Microscopic Polyangitis
  • Mononeuritis Multiplex
  • Polyarteritis Nodosum
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Relapsing Polychondritis

IGG4 Related Disease

  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis with Renal Disease

Crystalline Arthropathies

  • Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Deposition (CPPD) Disease
  • Gout


  • Osteoarthritis (Localized or Primary)


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)