Saar Danon, MD is the Medical Director of the Pediatric Heart Center at Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. As an interventional pediatric cardiologist, he specializes in the use of catheters and devices to treat children with congenital heart disease. Dr. Danon performs trans-catheter interventions, such as ASD, VSD, and PDA device closure, balloon valvuloplasty, angioplasty, stent placement, as well as percutaneous valve replacement. He is also active in the diagnosis and treatment of infants, children, and young adults with all forms of heart disease.
Dr. Danon earned his medical degree from UCLA School of Medicine in 2000. He subsequently completed pediatric residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, pediatric cardiology fellowship at UCLA, and interventional pediatric cardiology training at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. Dr. Danon previously established a private practice in the South Bay and Orange County. He now returns after five years of working and further expanding his expertise in interventional cardiac catheterization at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in Saint Louis.
Dr. Danon is dedicated to providing exceptional care to his patients. His research focuses on developing new devices and techniques to increase the number of children that can be treated with cardiac catheterization procedures. One of his areas of interest is 3-dimensional modeling of structural heart disease. He is also active in medical mission trips, where he performs trans-catheter interventions, provides care to children in Panama, and trains the local physicians in the care of children with complex congenital heart disease. In his spare time, Dr. Danon enjoys spending time with his family, running, surfing, and watching “The Big Bang Theory.”
- Cardiology - Pediatric