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...

96 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 specializes in valve replacement and is a master at what he does. A vascular surgeon at our local hospital told me this surgery would take 5-7 hours. I decided the surgery was too complicated for our local hospital and made an appointment at Northwestern, which is two hours away. It was well worth the trip! Dr. McCarthy and his team are brilliant. Everyone was completely professional and smart. The person who schedules tests called and said, "I see you live quite a distance away, so we'd like to schedule you in the middle of the day so you can avoid traffic." Dr. McCarthy completed my surgery in 2.5 hours...a far cry from what our local hospital quoted. Everyone on the team in the hospital worked well together to get me up on my feet and out of the hospital. I am now one month out from surgery and have been thrilled with my recovery. I cannot recommend Dr. McCarthy highly enough. If a friend or family member were looking for a heart surgeon, I would strongly encourage them to go to Dr. McCarthy."

-- Linda Budzik, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 06/07/2017

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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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