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...

58 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 performed my aortic valve replacement using a mini-sternotomy on February 5th. After 3 and 1/2 weeks, the scar is nearly healed. His listening skills are superior; his bedside manners are superb; his team of Nurse Practitioners are well respected, and they work seamlessly among themselves and in tandem with Dr. McCarthy. All questions I pose are answered promptly via Northwestern Memorial Hospital's patient portal message system. The Coronary Care nurses, technicians, dietitians, psychologists, chaplains, discharge planners, & the transporters are highly skilled and caring people. I'm grateful that Dr. McCarthy personally performed my surgery in two hours time. I am well on my way to returning to my active "senior" lifestyle. I highly recommend Dr. McCarthy and Northwestern Memorial Hospital."

-- Ed Miskovic, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 02/05/2016

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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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