Ranked seventh in the nation for heart and heart surgery programs by U.S. News & World Report, the Division of Cardiac Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's Department of Surgery is widely respected throughout the nation as an innovator and leader. The division's success is built upon three main areas: education, research and clinical care through Feinberg-affiliated hospitals.
What We Do
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The Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute - Clinical Trials Unit is a centralized research unit dedicated to supporting our investigators performing high-quality cardiovascular clinical research. Our investigators are practicing physicians who see the firsthand results of innovate treatments. Northwestern Medicine physicians address the prevention and treatment of heart and vascular disease through the investigation of new technologies, drugs and devices that ultimately translate into the best patient care. The unit staff provide the infrastructure to support these initiatives while ensuring compliance with federal, state and institutional regulations, policies and procedures to project the safety of our research participants.
Meet Our Team
Patrick M McCarthy
Professor of Surgery (Cardiac Surgery) and McCormick School of Engineering
Valve Repair/Replacement, Mitral Valve Repair, Atrial Fibrillation Surgery, Maze Procedure, Aortic Aneurysm, Coronary Bypass Surgery, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy / Myectomy, Minimally Invasive Surgery
S Chris Malaisrie
Professor of Surgery (Cardiac Surgery)
I am an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiac Surgery at Northwestern University and Attending Cardiac Surgeon at Northwestern Medicine. Within the Bluhm Cardiovascular institute, I co-direct the Marfan Clinic, Bicuspid Aortic Valve Clinic and Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program. As Chairman of the Blood Transfusion Committee, I seek to advance patient blood management and responsible blood transfusion practices at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.