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Pierangelo Renella, MD

(714) 509-3939


Board Certified:
Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology


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

CHOC Children's Specialists - Cardiology
505 S Main St
Suite 200
Orange, CA 92868
phone: (714) 509-3939
fax: (714) 509-3949
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Children's Hospital of Orange County
1201 W. La Veta Ave.
Orange, CA 92868-3874
phone: (714) 509-3939
fax: (714) 509-3949
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CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital
27700 Medical Center Rd
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Physician Bio

Dr. Pierangelo Renella is involved in multiple clinical research projects involving cardiac MRI and CT. He sub-specializes in fetal cardiology and advanced cardiovascular imaging, including fetal echocardiography, cardiac MRI and cardiac CT. Dr. Renella helped develop and now co-directs the Advanced Congenital Cardiovascular Imaging program at CHOC Children's.

Dr. Renella is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. Prior to joining CHOC Children’s, Dr. Renella attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine. He completed his pediatric residency training at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed an advanced fellowship in advanced cardiovascular imaging at Boston Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts. Dr. Renella is fluent in Spanish and Italian.

Administrative Appointments

  • Cardiology, CHOC Children's Specialists

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
    UC Irvine School of Medicine


  • Pediatric Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship
    Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship
    Mattel Children's Hospital, University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
  • Transesophageal and fetal echocardiology Rotation
    Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
  • Pediatrics Residency
    Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
  • Pediatric Internship
    Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
  • Medical School
    University of California at Irvine, College of Medicine, Irvine, California

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Cardiology
    American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Organizations

  • American Heart Association
  • Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

Editorial Boards

  • Pediatrics

Published Works

Nguyen KL, Khan SN, Moriarty JM, Mohajer K, Renella P, Satou GM, Ayad I, Patel S, Boechat MI, Finn JP. High Field MR Imaging in Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease: Initial Results. Pediatr Radiol. 2015 Jan;45(1):42-54.

Renella P, Marx GR, Zhou J, Gauvreau K, Geva T. Feasibility and Reproducibility of Three-Dimensional Echocardiographic Assessment of Right Ventricular Size and Function in Pediatric Patients. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2014 Aug;27(8):903-10.

Mirsadraee S, Satou GM, Renella P, Hashmi A, Laks H, Finn JP. Magnetic Resonance Angiography in Paced Complex Heterotaxy Syndrome with Fontan Conduit Obstruction and Venovenous Collateral Decompression. Congenit Heart Dis. 2011 Mar-Apr;8(2).

Renella P, Aboulhosn J, Lohan DG, Jonnala P, Finn JP, Satou GM, Williams RJ, Child JS. Two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography reliably predicts severe pulmonary regurgitation as quantified by cardiac magnetic resonance. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2010 Aug;23(8):880-6.

Bui YK, Renella P, Martinez JA, Verity A, Madikians A, Alejos JC. Danon disease with typical early onset cardiomyopathy in a male: focus on a novel LAMP-2 mutation. Pediatr Transplant. 2008 Mar;12(2):246-50.

Renella P, Chang RK, Ferry DA, Bart RD, Sklansky MS. Hypoplastic left heart syndrome: attitudes among pediatric residents and nurses towards fetal and neonatal management. Prenat Diagn. 2007 Nov;27(11):1045-55.

Lectures and Presentations

  • "Advances in Cardiac MRI and MRA
  • "Chest Pain: When to Refer to a Pediatric Cardiologist
  • Advanced Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Imaging
  • "Use Of Adjunctive Non-Invasive Imaging With Exercise Testing in Children"
  • "The Comprehensive Fetal Echocardiogram

Book Chapters

  • Renella P, Finn JP. Introduction to Congenital Heart Disease Anatomy. Mushabbar SA, Mohiaddin RH (eds.) (2012). Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Congenital Heart Disease. Springer, London, UK.

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CHOC Children's is affiliated with the UC Irvine School of Medicine