About Dr. Patrick McCarthy,
Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Patrick McCarthy and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Loyola in 1980. To date, I have performed approximately 10,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 5,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Northwestern Medicine. Read more...

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170 Patient Reviews for
Dr. McCarthy

Patient Review of Dr. Patrick McCarthy

"We instantly liked Dr. Patrick McCarthy. My recovery from aortic valve replacement has been excellent!"

-- John DiFazio, heart valve surgery patient

"Dr. McCarthy and Northwestern University came highly recommended by my cardiologist (who is not part of the Northwestern system). I am very happy I followed his recommendation because I had an excellent outcome with a great mitral valve repair.

Dr. McCarthy has a patient demeanor and answered many detailed questions pre- and post-operatively, and he and his associates checked in on me often. I am an anesthesiologist (also not part of the Northwestern University system) and have been very active most my life and want to be able to continue my career and my personal activities.

Although I was asymptomatic, I was found to have severe mitral regurgitation and now after Dr. McCarthy repaired my valve, it is functioning perfectly. Having a good repair is ideal as I won't have to use blood thinners for the rest of my life and the repair will not eventually wear out like a prosthetic valve.

My recovery has been going as expected, I am 8 weeks out from surgery and back at work and doing very well. I recommend Dr. McCarthy, and Northwestern, as highly as possible!"

-- Robert Berg, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 01/11/2021

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My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • Mitral valve repair & replacement
  • Aortic valve, bicuspid aortic valve and aneurysm operations
  • Maze surgery for atrial fibrillation and tricuspid valve surgery

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

  • Tricuspid surgery
  • Mitral repair
  • Atrial fibrillation treatment with valve surgery

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Patrick McCarthy, heart surgeon, graduated from Loyola in 1980.

After medical school, Dr. McCarthy completed a General Surgery Residency at the Mayo Clinic in 1985, a Cardiac Surgery Residency at the Mayo Clinic in 1988, and a Heart Transplant Fellowship at Stanford University Hospital in 1989.

Patrick McCarthy, MD is board certified in Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) and Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery.

Schedule Appointment
with Dr. Patrick McCarthy, MD

To schedule an appointment with Dr. McCarthy, you can:

  • Call (888) 531-7541 right now
  • Request an appointment by clicking here.

The office of Dr. McCarthy is located at 675 N St. Clair Street , Chicago, IL 60611. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.



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Page last updated: March 23, 2021