January 25, 2013
CHOC Children's cardiologist Gira Morchi, M.D. will appear as an expert on the highly rated award-winning healthcare television program American Health Journal on PBS SoCal TV on Thursday, February 7 at 12:30 p.m. She will discuss the topic of heart murmurs in children.
Dr. Morchi is a CHOC Children’s cardiologist, board certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. Dr. Morchi is a trained interventional pediatric cardiologist and is an assistant clinical professor, pediatrics at UC Irvine. She completed her medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire. She completed her residency training in pediatrics at Brown University School of Medicine in Providence, Rhode Island and went on to complete her fellowship program in pediatric cardiology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center/The Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado. During her fellowship training, Dr. Morchi participated in the Tenwek Hospital Cardiac Screening Program in East Africa and served on a clinical rotation in Bangalore, India at the Narayana Hrudayalaya Institute.
The recipient of more than 90 national and international awards, including 15 Telly Awards, American Health Journal airs on PBS and other national network affiliates that reach more than 30 million households. Each 30-minute episode features six segments with a diverse range of medical specialists discussing a full spectrum of health topics. For more information, visit www.discoverhealth.tv
About CHOC Children's: Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2013-2014), CHOC Children's is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional healthcare network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, several primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four centers of excellence - The CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes. CHOC earned the Gold Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence, the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence. Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the first in the United States to earn the Pediatric Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.
Denise Almazan, Director of Public Relations
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