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

My goal is to help patients with rheumatic diseases feel like themselves again.

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, she received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She completed internal medicine residency training followed by a fellowship in rheumatology at Washington University in St. Louis.

Board-certified in internal medicine and rheumatology, Dr. Davila joined 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)