S. Chris Malaisrie, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Chicago, IL, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

S. ChrisMalaisrieMD

Thoracic SurgeryChicago, IL

Adult Cardiac Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery

Professor of Surgery-Cardiac Surgery Program Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency and Fellowship at Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University Co-Director, Thoracic Aortic Surgery Associate Director, Center for Heart Valve Disease at Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern Medicine

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  • I am a board-certified thoracic surgeon and associate professor of surgery, specializing in cardiac surgery. My clinical interests are thoracic aortic disease and heart valve disease, with emphasis on repair over replacement and minimally-invasive over traditional approaches.

Education & Training

  • Stanford University
    Stanford UniversityFellowship
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Baylor College of MedicineFellowship
  • Loyola University
    Loyola UniversityResidency
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
    University of Maryland School of MedicineMedicalSchool
  • Williams CollegeOtherTraining

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2006 - 2007
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2005 - 2006
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2001 - 2020
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Member (AATS) American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • Fellow (FACS) American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow (FACC) American College of Cardiology
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Clinical Trials

  • The PARTNER II Trial: Placement of AoRTic TraNscathetER Valves Start of enrollment: 2011 Mar 01Kypson, A.,Zajarias, A.,Sinha, A.,Pichard, A.,Griffith, B.P.,Whisenant, B.,Klodell, C.,Kavinsky, C.,Smith, C.,Miller, D.C.,Steinberg, D.,Kereiakes, D.J.,Tuzcu, E.M.,Zidar, F.J.,Welt, F.,Hanzel, G.,Gimelli...
  • Magna Mitral - 23mm Start of enrollment: 2011 Mar 01Sarwark, A.,Mansker, B.,Deman, B.V.,Russell, H.M.,Johnston, K.,Accola, K.,Bochenek, M.,Pileggi, M.,Rosenbloom, M.,Sadowski, P.J.,Wilson, R.,Malaisrie, S.C.,Stamou, S.J.
  • Magna® Mitral Pericardial Bioprostheses Post-Approval Study Protocol Start of enrollment: 2007 Aug 01Hartman, A.,Morris, A.,Deman, B.V.,Hockmuth, D.,Ye, D.J.,Reichenspurner, H.,Scheinerman, J.,Gummert, J.,Cannestra, J.,Johnston, K.,Accola, K.,Grabenwoeg, M.,Granbenwoeg, M.,Genoni, M.,Kouchoukos, N.T.,Doe...

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • The Addition of Hemiarch Replacement to Aortic Root Surgery Does Not Affect Safety  
    Malaisrie SC, Duncan BF, Mehta CK, Badiwala MV, Rinewalt D, Kruse J, Li Z,Andrei AC, McCarthy PM, J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 1/19/2015
  • Comparison of Outcomes and Presentation in Men-Versus-Women With Bicuspid Aortic Valves Undergoing Aortic Valve Replacement  
    Andrei AC, Yadlapati A, Malaisrie SC, Puthumana JJ, Li Z, Rigolin VH, Mendelson M, Clennon C, Kruse J, Fedak PW, Thomas JD, Higgins JA, Rinewalt D,Bonow RO, McCarthy PM, Am J Cardiol, 1/18/2015
  • Malformed Aortic Valve Mimicking Type a Aortic Dissection  
    Leung Wai Sang S, Hodges KE, Majewski M, Malaisrie SC, J Card Surg, 1/1/2015
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Reoperative Aortic Surgery: Improved Late Survival in Patients with Prior Aortic Surgery Compared to Non-Aortic Cardiac Surgery
    Malaisrie SC, Aortic Symposium, New York City, New York, 1/1/2012
  • Successful Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation in a Centenarian
    Malaisrie SC, Joint Meeting of 19th ASCVTS and 21st ATCSA, Phuket, Thailand, 1/1/2011
  • Quality of Life before and after Isolated Cardiac Surgery: Does the MAZE Procedure Offer the Greatest Improvement?
    Malaisrie SC, 58th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology, Orlando, Florida, 1/1/2009


  • Aortic and Mitral Valve Repair 
    Bloomington, MN - 1/1/2015
  • CAD 
    Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois - 1/1/2015
  • Organizational Sustainability Between Generations 
    Chicago, IL - 1/1/2015
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Thai

Hospital Affiliations