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Farhouch Berdjis, MD

(714) 547-0900


Board Certified:
Pediatrics-General, Pediatric Cardiology

Special Interests:
Adult congenital heart disease


Dr. Berdjis is on staff at CHOC Children's Hospital & CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital

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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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.

Administrative Appointments

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


  • 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

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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