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...

50 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

"Dr. McCarthy is one of the most wonderful people you could ask for! He makes you feel like he really cares and that is rare these days! He called me 2 days before my surgery just to ask how I was feeling. Then, he called me a week after I was home to see how things were going. How many surgeons or doctors have you ever heard of doing that? Dr. McCarthy walked me thru every step of what was going to happen during surgery and did it in terms I could understand and answered all my questions thoroughly.

I just can't say enough about Dr. McCarthy and his whole staff!! Northwestern Memorial Hospital is amazing! We never met 1 person that didn't greet us with a smile and couldn't have asked for a more attentive bunch of employees! You expect a few, but EVERYONE!

My stay was 5 days and 4 nights for an aortic valve replacement and 1 bypass. AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!!!"

-- beverly hardwick, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 11/04/2014

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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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