Hello! My name is Dr. S. Chris Malaisrie and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of Maryland Medical School in 1998. To date, I have performed approximately 1,500 cardiac surgeries, of which 1,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Northwestern Medicine. 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
"Dr. Malaisrie performed open heart surgery on my father a little over two months ago.The results have been amazing. My dad has been able to resume all of his normal activities and is planning to go on a trip next month out of the country. Dr. Malaisrie was extremely professional and straightforward and listened to our concerns and requests. We were impressed by his experience, knowledge and calm personality. I would highly recommend Dr. Malaisrie."
-- Kathy Kapsimalis, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 03/07/2016
-- richard wehrenberg, Aortic Valve, Transcatheter, 10/09/2015
I'm still recovering, but this was a mini AVR incision and all going well! Doctor Malaisrie was informative, helpful and took the time to ensure we knew all of our options - and excellent surgeon."
-- Denise Freier, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Transcatheter, 10/01/2015
Dr. Malaisrie clearly explained all test results, repair options and my actual surgical repair experience at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago exceeded all expectations in July 2015, I have an excellent outcome and feel better now than the past several years. I highly recommend completing the cardiac rehabilitation program.
I am very grateful to Dr. Malaisrie for his care, skills and surgical expertise. The Northwestern Memorial Hospital staff is very professional, observant and did a great job for me during post surgery recovery. I highly recommend Dr. Malaisrie as the heart surgeon of choice to provide an excellent experience and successful outcome. Thank You!"
-- William Yergler, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 07/29/2015
Dr. Malaisrie and his complete team were more than accommodating! Result was unbelievable, after 4 weeks I'm back to nearly 100%. By the way, this was also my second open heart surgery. Dr Malaisrie and his team are very highly recommended!!"
-- Sharon Bonner, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 02/23/2015
-- Salomon Lino, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 11/25/2014
-- gretchen vapnar, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, 10/06/2014
-- Jeffery White, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 10/03/2014
-- 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 1998.
After medical school, Dr. Malaisrie completed a residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in 2006 and a Fellowship in Heart and Lung Transplantation at Stanford University in 2007.
Dr. Malaisrie is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery).