Faris Araj, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Internal Medicine


Dr. Araj received his MD degree from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at UTSW. Prior to his general cardiology fellowship at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, he completed 2 years of training in Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation here at UTSW. He is board certified in Internal Medicine 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.


Medical School American University of Beirut (2004)
Residency UT Southwestern Medical Center (2008), Internal Medicine
Fellowship UT Southwestern Medical Center (2010), Heart Failure/cardiac Transplant
Fellowship The University of Texas Health Science Center (2013), Cardiology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interests

  • Echocardiography (ECHO)
  • Heart Transplant
  • Heart Valve Disease, Stenosis, Regurgitation
  • Left or Right Heart Failure (Congestive Heart Failure)
  • Ventricular Assist Device (VAD)


Featured Publications Legend

Featured Publications

Concentric left ventricular hypertrophy as assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and risk of death in cardiac transplant recipients.

Patel PC, Reimold SC, Araj FG, Ayers CR, Kaiser PA, Peshock RM, Yancy CW, Ring WS, Gupta S, Mishkin JD, Mammen PP, Markham DW, Drazner MH J. Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Dec 29 12 1369-79

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Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Heart Failure Society of America (2013)
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (2013)