Dr. Patrick McCarthy, Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Patrick McCarthy and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Loyola in 1980. To date, I have performed approximately over 10,000 cardiac surgeries, of which over 4,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Northwestern Medicine. Read more...

76 Patient Reviews for Dr. McCarthy

"We instantly liked Dr. Patrick McCarthy. My recovery from aortic valve replacement has been excellent!"

-- John DiFazio, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 11/02/2010

"Without question, Dr. McCarthy is outstanding!! He is a master and expert in his field. He is all business, yet I know he and his staff are concerned about the well being of the patient and that a positive outcome is achieved. I was extremely nervous about facing this surgery and thought I wanted a skilled surgeon who was also there to "hold my hand". It is just over two weeks after surgery and I am feeling great and have returned to my normal routine. I am now convinced that a surgeon like Dr. McCarthy was not there just to "hold my hand" but to hold my heart and life in his hands and to know what it would take to correct a serious problem.

Thank you for your expertise, a caring staff (especially nurse practitioner, Janice Knuckey,) and above all, thank you for the amazing cardiac miracles you perform each day. "

-- Philip Feo, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 08/02/2016

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My Specialities & Interests

Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:

  • Mitral valve repair & replacement
  • Aortic valve, bicuspid aortic valve and aneurysm operations
  • Maze surgery for atrial fibrillation and tricuspid valve surgery

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Tricuspid surgery
  • Mitral repair
  • Atrial fibrillation treatment with valve surgery

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Patrick McCarthy, heart surgeon, graduated from Loyola in 1980.

After medical school, Dr. McCarthy completed a General Surgery Residency at the Mayo Clinic in 1985, a Cardiac Surgery Residency at the Mayo Clinic in 1988, and a Heart Transplant Fellowship at Stanford University Hospital in 1989.

Dr. Patrick McCarthy is board certified in Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) and Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery.

Dr. Patrick McCarthy

Northwestern Medicine
675 N St. Clair Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(888) 531-7541

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