Dr. S. Chris Malaisrie, Heart Valve Surgeon

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...

9 Patient Reviews for Dr. Malaisrie

"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 have experience with Dr. Chris Malaisrie on two fronts: My AVR on Oct 1 - traditional open heart surgery, and 1 year earlier, my 94 year old mother did the TAVR approach with him. Both had great results.

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

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My Specialities & Interests

Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:

  • 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)

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Marfan Syndrome and related connective tissue disorders
  • Bicuspid aortic valve disease
  • Aortic aneurysms; Aortic dissections

Education, Training & Certificates

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).

Dr. S. Chris Malaisrie

Northwestern Medicine
675 N St Clair
Chicago, IL 60611
(888) 535-6197

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