Hello! My name is Dr. S. Chris Malaisrie and I am a heart surgeon having graduated from University of Maryland Medical School in 1994. To date, I have performed approximately 1000 cardiac surgical procedures, of which 700 involved heart valve operations. I perform surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
"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."
"Dr. Chris Malaisrie was very straight forward presentation of a broad range of information. He readily addressed all my questions. Very pleasant manner."
"Dr. Chris Malaisrie did everything perfectly. He explained everything to me in advance. I was taken care of afterwards with expert care. He went above and beyond my expectations during this experience. I highly recommend Dr. Malaisrie."
"I would love to recommend Dr. Chris Malaisrie at Northwestern's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute for being a professional, knowledgeable, caring and compassionate surgeon that gave my family and myself a "second chance" at life. I would like to thank Dr. Malaisrie for outstanding bedside manner, quick action and wonderful results of my surgery. I was able to go back to work and pursue and graduate from college this year -- all because of the lifesaving efforts of God working through Dr. Malaisrie. Thank you!"
"Dr. Malasarie was kind and reassuring. He made me feel very comfortable. I had some odd complications that required a few post-surgery visits and was always well-attended to by the Dr. and his PA."
"I received a valve-sparing aortic root replacement and bicuspid valve repair from Dr. Malaisrie on April 16, 2008. The care provided by Dr. Malaisrie and his supporting staff was superb both before and after the surgery. He was very clear and thorough in educating me about the procedure beforehand and patiently answered all questions I had about the surgery. I would recommend Dr. Malaisrie to others requiring similar surgery without hesitation."
My cardiac specialties include:
- Transcatheter aortic valve implantation and minimally-invasive aortic valve replacement
- Valve sparing aortic root replacement and bicuspid valve repair
- Minimally-invasive mitral valve surgery (port access)
Relative to heart valve surgery, I have the following clinical interests:
- Marfan Syndrome and related connective tissue disorders
- Bicuspid aortic valve disease
- Aortic aneurysms; Aortic dissections
"I believe my greatest strength as a heart surgeon 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."
Dr. S. Chris Malaisrie, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Maryland Medical School in 1994.
I have relationships with several insurance providers including:
- Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation and Northwestern Memorial Hospital accept most major insurance carriers
675 N St Clair
Chicago, IL 60611
(888) 535-6197 A map of our clinic is provided below.