Yousef Arar, M.D.

Yousef Arar, M.D.

  • Pediatrics - Cardiology
  • Pediatric Interventional Cardiology


Yousef Arar M.D. is an Assistant Instructor in the Division of Cardiology within the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in pediatric interventional cardiology.

Dr. Arar earned his medical degree and completed pediatric residency training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. He then underwent fellowship training in pediatric cardiology with additional subspecialty training in pediatric interventional cardiology at UT Southwestern Children’s Medical Center Dallas.

Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatric Cardiology, Dr. Arar joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2021. He primarily works in the cardiac catheterization laboratory with a special interest in applying cross sectional imaging and radiation reduction techniques.

Dr. Arar’s research interests include fusion overlay applications, patent ductus arteriosus stenting, and radiation-free MRI-guided cardiac catheterization procedures.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (2010-2014)
  • Residency - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (2014-2017), Pediatrics
  • Fellowship - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2017-2020), Pediatric Cardiology
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2020-2021), Pediatric Interventional Cardiology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) (2017)
  • Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) (2017)
  • Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) (2017)
  • American Heart Association (AHA) (2017)
Honors & Awards
  • JCMR Best Manuscript – 14th Gerald M. Pohost “runner up” award 2021
  • ISMRM (International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine) Summa Cum Laude Award 2020
  • Top Senior Fellow Project UTSW – iCMR Fick versus Flow 2020
  • Best Poster Award – CSI-Germany 2019
  • Chief Pediatric Cardiology Fellow, UTSW 2019-2020
  • Program Development Award Nomination Finalist – Hybrid MRI Catheterization Program, UTSW 2019
  • Young Investigator’s Award Finalist – AEPC - Seville, Spain 2019
  • Top abstract finalist – Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography 2018
  • Pediatric Research Day – First place, UTHSCSA 2017
  • Gold Humanism Honors Award 2016-2017
  • Gold Humanism Honors Award 2015-2016
  • Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs (AMSPDC) Regional Resident 2014
  • “Best First Year Resident”, UTHSCSA 2014-2015
  • “Best Teaching Resident”, UTHSCSA 2014-2015
  • Texas Pediatrics Jeopardy – First place, Texas Pediatric society (TPS) 2014
  • Presidential Scholarship, UTHSCSA 2012-2013
Books & Publications
  • Fusion overlay applications
  • Patent ductus arteriosus stenting
  • Radiation-free MRI-guided cardiac catheterization

Clinical Focus

  • Pediatric Interventional Cardiology

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