Hello! My name is Dr. S. Chris Malaisrie and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of Maryland Medical School in 1994. To date, I have performed approximately 1000 cardiac surgeries, of which 700 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is that technical surgical skill is the basis of the excellent patient care that I and my cardiac team provide to each patient. We strive to provide the best overall care from preoperative consultation, perioperative care, and postoperative recovery. Our outstanding outcomes, published regularly, are a testament to our goal of excellent patient care.
"Nine weeks after surgery, I've come so far. I'm already walking 2 miles and back to my daily life. God, bless my surgeon Dr. S. Chris Malaisrie and the Northwestern team!"
-- Janis Kielbasa, heart valve surgery patient
"I had a relatively rare, but not uncommon, growth, sometimes called a "flipper" on the bottom of my aortic valve -- a non-malignant papillary fibro-elastoma. The growth had serious potential to cause a stroke if it was not removed. Dr. Chris Malaisrie, MD did an excellent job. He clearly explained what he would do, why, and what I was likely to experience. He speaks clearly, and does what he says he will do. I had a small (3 inch) incision. It was done on a Tuesday morning. I walked a bit late Tuesday afternoon and evening. His staff has high respect for him and appears to enjoy working with him. I was walking a mile indoors within about ten days."
-- Jim Richardson, Aortic Valve, Mini Sternotomy, 01/10/2012
-- Jon Peabody, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 10/13/2011
-- Richard Williamson, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, Maze Procedure, 05/20/2010
-- Towanya White, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 12/04/2008
-- Fran Bernstein, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 10/30/2008
-- Jeff Petto, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, Root Replacement, David Procedure, 04/16/2008
Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
Dr. S. Chris Malaisrie, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Maryland Medical School in 1994.