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 over 10,000 cardiac surgeries, of which over 4,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Northwestern Medicine. Read more...

142 Patient Reviews for
Dr. McCarthy

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

-- John DiFazio, heart valve surgery patient

"I couldn't be happier having Doctor McCarthy as my surgeon. From pre- to post-op, he walked me through every step and patiently answered all my questions. His staff and colleagues were equally knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. McCarthy checked in on me a number of times during a 4-day stay in post-op, including ICU and the step-down recovery unit. I've was diagnosed with mitral valve regurgitation when I was 10, and now at 43 I simply don't have it anymore. What I do have is an annuloplasty around my repaired valve, a mitraclip, and a maze procedure. I'm recovering well. I'm grateful to Dr. McCarthy, his staff, my referring cardiologist Dr. Rigolin, Dr. Hogue, and the nursing, PT, and OT staff at Northwestern Memorial. I couldn't have been (or be) in better hands. "

-- JC Steinbrunner, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, 04/29/2019

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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: May 28, 2019