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Farhouch Berdjis, MD

Dr. Berdjis has staff privileges at CHOC & CHOC at Mission

Locations:
Orange, CA
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Specialty:
Cardiology

Language:
German

Published Works:

Office and Contact Information

1010 W La Veta Ave
Suite 575
Orange, CA 92868
phone: (714) 547-0900
fax: (714) 547-2080
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22032 El Paseo
Suite 140
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
phone: (714) 547-0900
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Web Site:
http://pcoc.pediatrix.com/


Administrative Appointments

  • Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, CHOC Children’s

Physician Bio

As a pioneer in innovative pediatric cardiology medicine, Dr. Farhouch specializes in cardiac catheterization and therapeutic cardiac catheterization. In collaboration with cardiothoracic surgery at the CHOC Children’s Heart Institute, Dr. Berdjis worked to provide the groundbreaking pulmonary therapy, the Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV), for children with pulmonary illnesses, including tetralogy of Fallot, the most common form of cyanotic (bluish coloration) congenital heart disease.

Dedicated to this life-changing endeavor, Dr. Berdjis trained for several months to become certified to perform Melody TPV. Since then, many CHOC patients have benefited from his expertise, including a 13-year-old girl who returned to playing volleyball, an activity that had previously proved too taxing.

“Melody TPV is an example of the groundbreaking therapies that make CHOC a leader in pediatric medicine, and we are extremely proud to be at the forefront of this technology,” - Dr. Berdji

A leader in clinical excellence, Dr. Berdjis is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. Prior to joining CHOC Children’s, Dr. Berdjis received his medical degree from the University of Wurzburg in in Germany. He completed his internship at Children’s Hospital of the University of Munich and served his residency and fellowship training at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and Wyler’s Children’s Hospital/University of Chicago.


Education

  • Fellowship
    Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
  • Residency
    Wyler's Children's Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
  • Internship
    Children's Hospital of the University of Munich, Munich, Germany
  • Internship
    Cook County Children's Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
  • Medical School
    University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Medical School
    University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics-General
  • Pediatric Cardiology

Video

Is the Melody Valve considered Is the Melody Valve considered "experimental"?: Dr. Berdjis - CHOC Children’s Cardiology
In this segment Dr. Farhouch Berdjis explains that the Melody® Valve is an approved device. ...
Advantages of the Melody Valve: Dr. Berdjis - CHOC Children’s Cardiology Advantages of the Melody Valve: Dr. Berdjis - CHOC Children’s Cardiology
In this video Dr. Farhouch Berdjis talks about the significant advantages and why the Melody® Valve and helps with speedy recovery. ...
What is a Melody Valve: Dr. Berdjis - CHOC Children’s Cardiology What is a Melody Valve: Dr. Berdjis - CHOC Children’s Cardiology
Meet Dr. Farhouch Berdjis as he gives details about what the Melody® Valve is and how it works. ...
The future of valve replacement: Dr. Berdjis - CHOC Children’s Cardiology The future of valve replacement: Dr. Berdjis - CHOC Children’s Cardiology
Dr. Farhouch Berdjis tells us what the future has in store for valve replacement, with more research and development to come. ...
Why I Got Into Medicine: Dr. Berdjis Why I Got Into Medicine: Dr. Berdjis
Dr. Farouch Berdjis reveals why he became interested in practicing medicine. ...
Pediatric Heart Conditions: Dr. Berdjis, CHOC Children's Pediatric Heart Conditions: Dr. Berdjis, CHOC Children's
Farhouch Berdjis, MD, pediatric cardiologist, explains about pediatric cardiac catheritization, a comon procedure that helps diagnosis heart problems in chldren. ...
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Blog Articles


CHOC Articles & Publications

Sweet Victory
CHOC Children's Annual Report: FY 2011
David and Andrea Saenz never expected what happened after their infant daughter’s umbilical cord was cut....
“Hybrid” Melody Valve Therapy Delays Open Heart Surgery
Physician Connection: Summer 2011
CHOC Children’s Heart Institute is one of only 20 centers in the entire country certified to use the first FDA-approved transcatheter heart valve “hybrid” alternative to open heart surgery for ...
CHOC Pioneers Groundbreaking Pulmonary Procedure
Kid's Health (Archive): Spring 2011
When an innovative pulmonary procedure was recently approved for use in the United States, the FDA conducted a rigorous selection process and chose only 15 hospitals across the country to become certi...
CHOC Cardiac Cath Lab Goes Digital
Physician Connection: Summer 2007
CHOC recently completed a leading-edge digital upgrade of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab. This improvement offers greatly enhanced image resolution with potentially fewer side effects and less radi...
Five Year Old Girl Survives Congenital Heart Condition and Fatal Lung Disease
Making a Mark: October 2006
When Erica Ortega was 3 days old, she was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a congenital heart condition that if left untreated is usually fatal. Since then, the 5-year-old has undergone...
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News

Little Leaguer’s Heart Back In the Game
April 10, 2013
Surgeons at Children’s Hospital of Orange County replaced a deterio rating valve in Alex’s heart....
More than 50 CHOC Children's Doctors Named "Physicians of Excellence"
January 04, 2010
The Orange County Medical Association names more than 50 CHOC doctors "Physicians of Excellence."...

Published Works

Suh WM, Berdjis F, Rizi HR, Vorobiof G.Multimodality evaluation and transcatheter closure of a muscular ventricular septal defect.J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Nov 1;58(19):e35

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