Dr. Fahrouch Berdjis, Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab
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.
Congenital heart disease
1010 W La Veta Ave
Orange, CA 92868
22032 El Paseo
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Wyler’s Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
Children’s Hospital of the University of Munich, Munich, Germany
Cook County Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
- Medical School
University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
- Medical School
University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
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
- Specialty: Cardiology
- Board Certified: Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology
- Additional Languages: German
- On Staff at: CHOC Children's Hospital and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital
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 talks about the significant advantages of the Melody Valve and why it helps with speedy recovery, due to a less invasive procedure.
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 tells us what the future has in store for valve replacement, with more research and development to come.
Dr. Farouch Berdjis reveals why he became interested in practicing medicine.