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 1994. To date, I have performed approximately 1000 cardiac surgeries, of which 700 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Read more...

7 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 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."

-- Jim Richardson, Aortic Valve, Mini Sternotomy, 01/10/2012

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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 1994.

Dr. S. Chris Malaisrie

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

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