Chris Malaisrie, MD

Professor of Surgery, Surgical Director Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program - Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Dr. Malaisrie is an attending cardiac surgeon at Northwestern Medicine and is the co-director of the Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program, co-director of the Marfan Syndrome and Related Disorders Program, and associate director of the Center for Heart Valve Disease at Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. He is a Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiac Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and serves as the Program Director of the Thoracic Surgery Residency and Fellowship.

Dr. Malaisrie’s special interests include Marfan syndrome and related connective tissue disorders, bicuspid aortic valve, aortic aneurysms / dissections, chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, and mitral valve disease. In addition to complex aortic surgery encompassing valve repair, valve-sparing aortic root replacement, aortic arch reconstruction, thoracoabdominal aortic repair and endovascular stent grafting, Dr. Malaisrie performs minimally-invasive valve repair, transcatheter valve replacement, and pulmonary thromboendarterectomy. Dr. Malaisrie is board certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Malaisrie completed his thoracic residency at Baylor College of Medicine and completed his cardiac surgery fellowship at Stanford University.

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