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Welcome to Pediatrix Cardiology of Southern California

Striving to provide the best possible care for infants, children and adolescents with acquired or congenital heart disease (CHD) and adults with CHD.

Pediatrix Cardiology of Southern California

We offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services for patients and families. Our clinicians work in collaboration with surgical teams at children’s hospitals throughout Southern California and are happy to help arrange transport of critically-ill patients at any time. Patients in need of immediate care can be seen within one day.

We participate with most insurance plans, including MediCal and California Children’s Services (CCS). To refer a patient or to reach our on-call physician, available 24 hours a day, for consultations, please call our main office at 714-547-0900.

Board certified cardiologists

Providing care before birth thru adulthood

Meet the Team

Please join us in welcoming Linda Pauliks, MD, MPH to our practice

Dr. Pauliks is a board certified Pediatric Cardiologist, specializing in non-invasive imagining, such as echocardiography. Echocardiography, or an echo, is a painless test that uses sound waves to create moving pictures of the heart. The pictures show the size and shape of the heart, as well as the hearts chambers and valves. Dr. Pauliks received her Medical degree from Free University of Berlin as well as a Masters Degree from Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology with Columbia University in New York, as well as additional fellowship training in non-invasive imaging at the German Heart Institute in Berlin and Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

Saar Danon, MD

Title:
Miller Children’s Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Cardiac-Catheterization Medical Director and Practice Co-Medical Director
Specialty:
Pediatric Cardiology, Interventional Pediatric Cardiology

Certification:
American Board of Pediatrics, Cardiology

Clinical Interests:
Interventional pediatric cardiology

Farhouch Berdjis, MD

Title:
Associate Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory – CHOC

Specialty:
Pediatric Cardiology

Certification:
Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenial Cardiology

Clinical Interests:
Catheter therapy of heart disease and adults with congenital heart disease

James Chu, MD

Title:
Practice Co-Medical Director

Specialty:
Pediatric Cardiology

Certification:
Pediatric cardiology and Adult Congenital Cardiology

Clinical Interests:
Arrhythmias and adult congenital cardiology, fetal cardiology

Ahmad R Ellini, MD

Title:
Miller Children’s Pediatric Cardiology Outreach Medical Director

Specialty:
Pediatric Cardiology

Certification:
Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology

Clinical Interests:
Include all aspects of outpatient and inpatient pediatric cardiology with a focus on non-invasive imaging including fetal cardiology, and cardiac genetics.

Linda Pauliks, MD

Title:
Miller Children’s Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Imaging Medical Director

Specialty:
Non-invasive imaging

Certification:
Pediatric Cardiology

Clinical Interests:
All aspects of echocardiography, cardiac MRI, and mechanical circulatory support

Locations

Main Office / St. Joseph Medical Tower

1010 West La Veta Suite # 575
Orange, CA 92868

Phone: 714-547-0900
Fax: 714-547-2080

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Main office hours are 8 am-5 pm

Mission Viejo

26691 Plaza Suite # 120A
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Phone: 714-547-0900
Fax: 714-547-2080

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1st Thursday hours are 9 am-5 pm
2nd ,3rd, and 4th Thursday 9 am-12 pm
Outpatient consults available
at: 9 am–12 pm

Murrieta

25470 Medical Center Drive, Suite 201
Murrieta, CA 92562

Phone: 714-547-0900
Fax: 714-547-2080

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Outpatient consults available: Tuesday, 9 am–12 pm; Thursday, 2 pm–4 pm