Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Program Leadership

S. Chris Malaisrie, MD

S. Chris Malaisrie, MD

Program Director

S. Chris Malaisrie, MD is a cardiac surgeon at Northwestern Medicine, associate director of the Center for Heart Valve Disease at Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, co-director of the Marfan Syndrome and Related Disorders Program, co-director of the Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program, and Program Director of the Thoracic Surgery Residency Programs (Integrated and Traditional). He is an associate professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Malaisrie’s special interests include Marfan syndrome and related connective tissue disorders, bicuspid aortic valve, aortic aneurysms / dissections, chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, and mitral valve disease. In addition to complex aortic surgery encompassing valve repair, valve-sparing aortic root replacement, aortic arch reconstruction, thoracoabdominal aortic repair and endovascular stent grafting, Dr. Malaisrie performs minimally-invasive valve repair, transcatheter valve replacement, and pulmonary thromboendarterectomy. Dr. Malaisrie is board certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Malaisrie completed his thoracic residency at Baylor College of Medicine and completed his cardiac surgery fellowship at Stanford University.

Patrick M. McCarthy, MD

Patrick M. McCarthy, MD

Chief, Cardiac Surgery

Dr. McCarthy is the Heller-Sacks Professor of Surgery in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and Chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery. Dr. McCarthy has achieved international recognition in complex adult cardiac surgery especially valve and atrial fibrillation surgery. He has performed over 10,000 heart operations. Dr. McCarthy has authored or co-authored more than 400 papers and 50 book chapters. He has been on the editorial board of eight medical journals and is an officer in numerous professional societies.