Lesley Davila, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern and a member of its Division of Rheumatic Diseases. Her clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and vasculitis.

Originally from St. Louis, Mo., she received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and completed her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in rheumatology at Washington University in St. Louis.

Board-certified in internal medicine and rheumatology, Dr. Davila was a private practice rheumatologist in Alton, Ill., for three years prior to joining the UT Southwestern faculty in 2015.

She is a member of the American College of Rheumatology.

Personal Note

Dr. Davila's outside interests include her family, cooking, reading, and outdoor activities.


Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (2006)
Washington University School of Medicine (2007), Internal Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine (2009), Internal Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine (2011), Rheumatology

Research Interest

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Medical education
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Rheumatology (2009)