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 Medicine. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is that technical surgical skill is the basis of the excellent patient care that I and my cardiac team provide to each patient. We strive to provide the best overall care from preoperative consultation, perioperative care, and postoperative recovery. Our outstanding outcomes, published regularly, are a testament to our goal of excellent patient care.
33 Patient Reviews for
"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 cannot praise him highly enough. I now have what is essentially a second life - by God's grace and the surgeon's hands. And post-op pain and inconvenience have been minimal. "
-- Michael McCambridge, Aortic Valve, Root Replacement, 10/16/2017
-- Nancy Sneed, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 09/23/2017
-- Michael Hughes, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 07/15/2017
-- Madeline Moore, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, David Procedure, 12/26/2016
I would highly recommend Dr Malaisrie to anyone in need of heart surgery and also the Northwestern Medical facilaty in down town Chicago Il."
-- Glenn Vanderflute, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Robotic Surgery, Root Replacement, Maze Procedure, Bloodless Surgery, 10/14/2016
-- Marcy Hallbeck, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 05/06/2016
-- ruth hess, Aortic Valve, Transcatheter, 05/05/2016
-- Earlene Lambert, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 04/22/2016
He has a calm manner, is easy to talk to and I had complete confidence in him. The successful surgery was performed on Friday morning and I was sent home on Monday afternoon. The aftercare was great and the whole experience at Northwestern was terrific. I completed cardiac rehab and feel great. I want to thank Dr Malaisrie, his team, and my cardiologist Dr Robert Silverberg. I highly recommend Dr Chris Malaisrie."
-- John Pascarella, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 03/18/2016
-- Kathy Kapsimalis, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 03/07/2016
-- David Brunn, Aortic Valve, Root Replacement, 03/07/2016
-- Sean McLaughlin, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 02/17/2016
-- Rosazlia Griller, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 12/16/2015
-- richard wehrenberg, Aortic Valve, Transcatheter, 10/09/2015
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
-- Rose Mary Stromberg, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 09/23/2015
-- Marson Hull, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 08/06/2015
Dr. Malaisrie clearly explained all test results, repair options and my actual surgical repair experience at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago exceeded all expectations in July 2015, I have an excellent outcome and feel better now than the past several years. I highly recommend completing the cardiac rehabilitation program.
I am very grateful to Dr. Malaisrie for his care, skills and surgical expertise. The Northwestern Memorial Hospital staff is very professional, observant and did a great job for me during post surgery recovery. I highly recommend Dr. Malaisrie as the heart surgeon of choice to provide an excellent experience and successful outcome. Thank You!"
-- William Yergler, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 07/29/2015
-- Christa Friend, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 05/20/2015
Dr. Malaisrie and his complete team were more than accommodating! Result was unbelievable, after 4 weeks I'm back to nearly 100%. By the way, this was also my second open heart surgery. Dr Malaisrie and his team are very highly recommended!!"
-- Sharon Bonner, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 02/23/2015
-- Gretchen Gehr, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, Maze Procedure, 01/19/2015
-- Salomon Lino, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 11/25/2014
-- gretchen vapnar, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, 10/06/2014
-- Jeffery White, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 10/03/2014
-- Larry Simon, Aortic Valve, Root Replacement, 02/04/2014
Dr Susan Kim has overseen my ablation and follow up care and she is WONDERFUL too. I loved that they both looked me in the eyes and their trust and confidence was comforting - not arrogant. "
-- Annette Corbett, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 12/26/2013
-- Jim Richardson, Aortic Valve, Mini Sternotomy, 01/10/2012
-- Jon Peabody, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 10/13/2011
-- Richard Williamson, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, Maze Procedure, 05/20/2010
-- Towanya White, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 12/04/2008
-- Fran Bernstein, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 10/30/2008
-- Jeff Petto, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, Root Replacement, David Procedure, 04/16/2008
My Specialities &
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).
with Dr. Malaisrie
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Malaisrie, you can:
- Call (888) 535-6197 right now
- Request an appointment by clicking here.
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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News Featuring Dr. Malaisrie
Here is the latest news featuring Dr. S. Chris Malaisrie:
- Patient Success Story: Paul Has Transcatheter Mitral Valve-in-Valve Replacement
- Technology Update: How Does 4D-MRI Help Dr. Malaisrie Time Heart Valve & Aneurysm Surgery?
- Thanks to the MitraClip, Charlotte is Walking Again
- Free Patient eBook: Advances in Transcatheter Heart Valve Therapy
- Surgeon Spotlight: Dr. S. Chris Malaisrie
Page last updated: January 13, 2019