About 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 Memorial Hospital. Read more...

58 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Malaisrie

Patient Review of Dr. S. Chris 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, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 12/28/2011

"I couldn’t be more grateful and in awe of the life-saving work that Dr. Malaisrie, the cardiovascular surgical team and staff at Northwestern Medicine.

This all began with my very first appointment with Dr. Cremer. Then, with my very first appointment with Dr. Malaisrie. The Ross Procedure surgery I received and the post-surgery care given by the thoracic cardiovascular ICU staff and step down staff at Northwestern Medicine.

It could not have been better. Actually, there is no one better period. The care and professionalism received could not be matched anywhere in the world.

I’ve been a Chicago fireman for over 25 years. Having this job puts me at risk of so many cardiovascular related issues and potential problems over the course of my chosen career. There is no question as to where my care will be from now on. This team is the absolute best in the world. And I have been sharing my experience with so many fellow fireman on the Chicago Fire Department.

Now I’m just over 4 weeks out of surgery and I know it’s early. But, I can confidently and proudly say that I already feel stronger! I already feel the benefits of the Ross procedure. I know that I will get better everyday and I’m so confident that I will recover fully. How do I know this? It’s because of the doctors and nurses at Northwestern Medicine.

There are no words that I can say to show my appreciation for saving my life."

-- Timothy Cosgrove, Aortic Valve, Pulmonary Valve, Valve Replacement, Ross Procedure, 03/29/2024

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My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • 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).

Schedule Appointment
with Dr. S. Chris Malaisrie, MD

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

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Watch Educational Videos with Dr. S. Chris Malaisrie

Learn about heart valve surgery from Dr. Malaisrie in these videos:

  • TAVR Patient Success Story: Jean Frank
  • Heart Surgery Safety During COVID-19 Pandemic: 8 Facts to Know
  • Valve Sparing Aortic Root Replacement: Tom's Patient Success Story
  • Patient Webinar: SAVR or TAVR with Dr. Chris Malaisrie
  • John Pascarella, Bicuspid Aortic Valve Patient, Benefits from 4D MRI
  • Transcatheter "Valve-in-Valve" Procedures: New Insights from Dr. Chris Malaisrie
  • Aortic Valve Reconstruction: Patient Advantages for Keeping Your Own Heart Valve Tissue
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Page last updated: April 30, 2024