COVID-19 Takes Life of Immigrant Pulmonologist

Born in El Salvador, Carlos Araujo-Preza came to the US in 1994 study at Staten Island University Hospital in New York and Tulane University in New Orleans. Dr. Araujo-Preza moved to Houston, Texas to work as a pulmonologist and owned the Woodlands Lung Center.

As a respiratory specialist, Dr. Araujo-Preza was critical to his community’s battle with the Covid-19 pandemic, serving as the critical care medical director at HCA Houston Healthcare in Tomball, Texas.

Dr. Araujo-Preza died of complications from contracting COVID-19 at Houston Methodist Hospital on November 30. We wish Dr. Araujo-Preza’s family comfort at this time, and hope for the safety of all our front line workers in the coming weeks and months. To read more about Dr. Araujo-Preza, click here.