Dr. Fahrouch Berdjis, Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab

Dr. Fahrouch Berdjis, Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab

  • Farhouch Berdjis MD
  • Appointments:
  • Specialty: Cardiology
  • Board Certified: Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology
  • Additional Languages: German

As a pioneer in innovative pediatric cardiology medicine, Dr. Berdjis specializes in cardiac catheterization and therapeutic cardiac catheterization. In collaboration with cardiothoracic surgery at the CHOC 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. Berdjis

A leader in clinical excellence, Dr. Berdjis is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. Prior to joining CHOC, 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.

Clinical Interests

Congenital heart disease

Farhouch Berdjis MD is on staff at CHOC Hospital in Orange and CHOC Mission Hospital.


1010 W La Veta Ave
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Orange, CA 92868
phone: 714-547-0900
fax: 714-547-2080

22032 El Paseo
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
phone: 714-547-0900


  • 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

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


Dr. Farhouch Berdjis - Melody Valve
The Melody Valve: Dr. Berdjis

In this video Dr. Farhouch Berdjis gives details about what the Melody Valve is. He describes what it is, how it works and what it's made of.

Dr. Farhouch Berdjis - The advantages of the Melody Drive
Melody Valve Advantages: Dr. Berdjis

Dr. Farhouch Berdjis talks about the significant advantages of the Melody Valve and why it helps with speedy recovery, due to a less invasive procedure.

Dr. Farhouch Berdjis - The Melody valve is not experimental
Melody Valve – Experimental? Dr. Berdjis

In this video segment Dr. Farhouch Berdjis explains that the Melody Valve is not an experimental device. Physicians have to be trained how to use the valve.

Dr. Farhouch Berdjis - about the future
Valve Replacement: Dr. Berdjis

Dr. Farhouch Berdjis tells us what the future has in store for valve replacement, with more research and development to come.

Why Dr. Farhouch Berdjis became interested in medicine
Why I Got Into Medicine: Dr. Berdjis

Dr. Farouch Berdjis reveals why he became interested in practicing medicine.

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