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
"An absolutely wonderful human being. Very intelligent, he explained my whole procedure so that both myself and my husband understood how it would be done. My husband was kept completely informed as to the progress of the surgery from start to finish.
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
-- 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).