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

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Abnormal Antinuclear Antibody (ANA) Titer
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Behcet's Syndrome
  • Calcinosis, Raynaud Phenomenon, Esophageal Dysmotility, Schlerodactyly & Telangiectasia (CREST) Syndrome
  • Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Deposition (CPPD) Disease
  • Circumscribed Scleroderma
  • Connective Tissue Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Elevated Antinuclear Antibody (ANA)
  • Elevated Creatinine Kinase
  • Elevated Rheumatoid Factor
  • Episcleritis
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gout
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Joint Pain & Swelling
  • Lupus
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  • Myositis
  • PolyArthralgia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyositis - Rheumatology Conditions
  • Positive Antinuclear Antibody (ANA)
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic, Reactive & Temporal Arthritis
  • Raynaud Syndrome
  • Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Scleroderma
  • Rheumatologic Autoimmune Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleritis
  • Sjogren's Disease
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Uveitis
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • 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)