Joseph P. Minei, M.D.,M.B.A. Professor, Department of Surgery UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Dr. Minei graduated from Cornell Medical College in 1984 and did his internship and residency in surgery at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Minei joined the faculty at UT Southwestern Medical Center in July 1991 as an Assistant Professor. He is currently the medical director of trauma services and co-director of the surgical intensive care unit at Parkland Memorial Hospital. He is also the director of the surgical critical care fellowship in the Department of Surgery. He was promoted to Associate Professor of Surgery in September 1997. In August of 1999, Dr. Minei was appointed Chief of the Section of Trauma in the Burn/Trauma/Critical Care Division. Dr. Minei’s research interests include the development of trauma systems and the use of evidence-based medicine to develop clinical practice guidelines.


Graduate School University of Texas at Dallas
Medical School Cornell University (1984)

Specialty Areas


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

23-Hour observation solely for identification of missed injuries following trauma: Is it justified?

Stephan PJ, McCarley MC, O'Keefe GE, Minei JP Journal of Trauma 2002 53 895-900

The importance of fracture pattern in guiding therapeutic decision-making in patients with hemorrhagic shock and pelvic ring disruptions

Eastridge BJ, Starr AJ, Minei JP Journal of Trauma 2002 53 446-451

The potential of hemoglobin based oxygen carriers in trauma patients

Arnoldo BD, Minei JP Current Opinion Critical Care 2001 7 431-436

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Physician Award, Parkland Memorial Hospital

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • Society of University Surgeons
  • Surgical Infection Society