Dr. Gira S. Morchi, Medical Director, Pediatric Cardiology

Dr. Gira S. Morchi, Medical Director, Pediatric Cardiology

  • Gira S Morchi MD
  • Appointments:
  • Office: 714-509-3939
  • Specialty: Cardiology
  • Board Certified: Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatrics

An expert in her field, Dr. Gira Morchi is an Interventional pediatric cardiologist who specializes in pediatric angioplasty. Dr. Morchi is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. Prior to joining CHOC, Dr. Morchi attended medical school 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 conducted 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.

Dr. Morchi has been appointed Division Chief of Cardiology and is the Co-Medical Director of the Heart Institute

Gira S Morchi MD is on staff at CHOC Hospital in Orange and CHOC Mission Hospital.


CHOC Specialists – Cardiology
505 S Main St
Suite 600
Orange, CA 92868

CHOC Health Center at PIH Health
15725 E Whittier Blvd., #300
Whittier, CA 90603


  • Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center/The Children’s Hospital, Denver, Colorado
  • Clinical Rotation
    Narayana Hrudayalaya Institute, Bangalore, India
  • Clinical Research Training Program
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado
  • Cardiologist for Tenwek Hospital
    Tenwek Hospital Cardiac Screening Program, Bomet, Kenya
  • Pediatric Residency
    Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Medical School
    Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire

Administrative Appointments

  • Cardiology, CHOC Children’s Specialists
  • Division chief of cardiology
  • Co-medical director of the Heart Institute

Academic Appointments

  • Assisstant Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
    UC Irvine School of Medicine

Published Works

Morchi GS, Wolfe RR, Kay JD. Antiphospholipid syndrome leading to myocardial infarction in a Fontan patient 17 years after Norwood palliation. Congenit Heart Dis. 2009 Jan;4(1):54-8.

Lectures and Presentations

  • Emergencies in Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Neonatal Emergencies
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Cyanotic heart disease
  • Shunt lesions
  • Pediatric vascular anomalies
  • Pediatric coronary artery anomalies
  • “Chest pain and Syncope”
  • Electrocardiograms

Our cardiologists commonly treat: 

  • Congenital heart defects
  • Chest pain
  • Heart murmur
  • Family history of heart disease
  • Hypertension, obesity and lipid management
  • Syncope and palpitations
  • Sports cardiology
  • Cardiac genetics
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chronic lung disease


Toddler being examined by Dr. Morchi in clinic
Heart Murmurs: Dr. Morchi

In this segment, Dr. Gira Morchi, CHOC, explains what a heart murmur is and how to distinguish normal murmurs from abnormal murmurs.