Dr. Araj received his M.D. degree from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern. Prior to his general cardiology fellowship at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, he completed two years of training in Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation at UT Southwestern. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Advanced Heart Failure, and Adult Echocardiography. Dr. Araj’s main focus is the comprehensive inpatient and outpatient evaluation and clinical care of patient’s with advanced heart failure, recipients of cardiac transplants, and recipients of ventricular assist devices.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2008-2010), Heart Failure/cardiac Transplant
  • Fellowship - The University of Texas Health Science Center (2010-2013), Cardiology
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2005-2008), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, Lebanon (2000-2004)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (2013), Member
  • Heart Failure Society of America (2013), Member
  • American Society of Echocardiography
Books & Publications

Clinical Focus

  • Heart Failure
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Heart Transplant
  • Cardiomyopathies

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