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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 Specialists
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
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CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital
27700 Medical Center Rd
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Physician Bio

Pierangelo Renella, M.D. received his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He did his Pediatric Internship and Residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Renella has completed Fellowships in Pediatric Cardiology and Advanced Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Imaging at the University of California Los Angeles and Children’s Hospital Boston.

Dr. Renella is involved in multiple clinical research projects involving cardiac MRI and CT. In addition, he is sub-specialized in fetal cardiology and fetal cardiac imaging. He is currently developing a dedicated congenital cardiac MRI and CT program at CHOC Children’s.

Dr. Renella is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology and speaks fluent 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

Magnetic Resonance Angiography in Paced Complex Heterotaxy Syndrome with Fontan Conduit Obstruction and Venovenous Collateral Decompression. Mirsadraee S, Satou GM, Renella P, Hashmi A, Laks H, Finn JP. Congenit Heart Dis. 2011 Dec 21. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-0803.2011.00599.x. [Epub ahead of print]

Two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography reliably predict severe pulmonary regurgitation as quantified by cardiac magnetic resonance. Renella P, Aboulhosn J, Lohan DG, Jonnala P, Finn JP, Satou GM, Williams RJ, Child JS. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2010 Aug;23(8):880-6. Epub 2010 Jul 1.

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

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