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
"Excellent experience from office visits through surgery & post op! Willing to discuss questions & concerns. Gave honest opinion. Surgery could not have gone any better! Even has nurse call family from OR during procedure with updates. I highly recommend Dr. Malaisrie and would choose him again if I needed another surgery!"
-- Madeline Moore, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, David Procedure, 12/26/2016
-- ruth hess, Aortic Valve, Transcatheter, 05/05/2016
He has a calm manner, is easy to talk to and I had complete confidence in him. The successful surgery was performed on Friday morning and I was sent home on Monday afternoon. The aftercare was great and the whole experience at Northwestern was terrific. I completed cardiac rehab and feel great. I want to thank Dr Malaisrie, his team, and my cardiologist Dr Robert Silverberg. I highly recommend Dr Chris Malaisrie."
-- John Pascarella, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 03/18/2016
-- Kathy Kapsimalis, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 03/07/2016
-- Sean McLaughlin, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 02/17/2016
-- Rosazlia Griller, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 12/16/2015
-- 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
-- Rose Mary Stromberg, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 09/23/2015
-- Marson Hull, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 08/06/2015
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
-- Christa Friend, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 05/20/2015
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
-- Gretchen Gehr, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, Maze Procedure, 01/19/2015
-- 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
-- Larry Simon, Aortic Valve, Root Replacement, 02/04/2014
Dr Susan Kim has overseen my ablation and follow up care and she is WONDERFUL too. I loved that they both looked me in the eyes and their trust and confidence was comforting - not arrogant. "
-- Annette Corbett, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 12/26/2013
-- 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).