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About Us

The Saloni Heart Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in California, USA, was created in memory of Saloni, our daughter who was born  in India with a Congenital Heart Defect (CHD). Our mission is inspired by Saloni's determined spirit, her dreams, and the lack of specialized pediatric cardiac care in India, which tragically resulted in Saloni's untimely passing in 2018 at the age of 13.


Saloni was born with a stenosed aortic bicuspid valve that worsened after a failed Ross procedure. With the guidance of Dr. P Venugopal (Former Director, AIIMS), we were connected to Dr. Mohan Reddy at Stanford Children's Hospital(now at UCSF), who saved her from certain death in 2011 when other doctors had given up. She lived an additional blissful seven years. Throughout our journey to save Saloni's life, we had the privilege of connecting with some of the world's best pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons and cardiologists.


While we were fortunate to have her treated at Stanford Children's and UCSF Children's Hospital, we believe that all parents should have access to the best medical care for their children. 

  • The Saloni Heart Foundation connects parents or legal guardians of children with heart conditions to top Cardiologists and Cardio-Thoracic surgeons worldwide who meet the necessary requirements.

  • The doctors on the SHF advisory panel provide free, unbiased, best-in-class second opinions so that parents and attending doctors in India can make informed decisions about the most skilled pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons and the right course of treatment. 

  • Our doctors guide them to the appropriate treatment, doctor, and hospital in India. SHF also facilitates discussions and idea exchanges between doctors from India and our team of doctors on complex cases.

  • We have expanded our efforts and The Saloni Foundation launched the first phase of a world-class  center for excellence in pediatric cardiac health care in collaboration with Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science Lucknow, India Saloni Heart Center (SHC), Excellence in Children's Heart Care. 

  • The Saloni Heart Center (SHC), will start with 36 Beds and at full capacity will perform 5,000 life saving surgeries, 10,000 medical management  each year and train 1,500 new medical professionals. This will be the world’s largest pediatric cardiac health center.

The Saloni Heart Foundation supports a journey of hope and healing for children, parents and students. We offer scholarships to economically disadvantaged children in India for their MBBS education. We partnered with PHFI (Public Health Foundation of India) to create and develop an information portal that offers guidance to parents and caregivers of children with heart disease. This online portal provides evidence-based information on various aspects related to heart diseases in children and addresses frequently asked questions by parents and caregivers.

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