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.


Medical School
Cornell University Medical College (1984)
The New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center (1985), General Surgery
The New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center (1986), General Surgery
The New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center (1989), Surgical Research
The New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center (1991), Surgery
Graduate School
University of Texas at Dallas (2009)

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Abdominal Biopsies
  • Abdominal Hernias
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Adhesions
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendicitis
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Bowel/Intestine Resection
  • Calculus of Gallbladder
  • Cholecystectomy (Laparoscopic & Open)
  • Cholecystitis
  • Common Bile Duct Exploration
  • Component Separation
  • Critical Care
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Enterocutaneous Fistula
  • Exploratory Laparotomy
  • Fatty Mass
  • Fatty Tumor
  • Feeding Tubes (G-tube or J-tube Placement)
  • Fistula
  • Gallstones
  • Gallstones/Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
  • Gallstones/Gallbladder Removal (Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy )
  • Groin Hernia
  • Heartburn
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernias
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intra-Abdominal Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Colostomy
  • Laparoscopic Exploration
  • Laparoscopic G-Tube Placement
  • Laparoscopic Groin Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Intra-abdominal Lymph Node Biopsies
  • Laparoscopic J-Tube Placement
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Umbilical Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic, Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery
  • Lipoma (Soft Tissue Tumor)
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Lysis of Adhesions
  • Meckels Diverticulum
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Neoplasm of Unspecified Nature
  • Neoplasms
  • PEG
  • Peritoneal Dialysis Access
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Previous Abdominal Surgery
  • Skin Growth/Tumors
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Soft Tissue Mass
  • Surgical Treatment of Benign Gastroduodenal Disease
  • Trauma
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernias
  • Publications

    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