CSANZ 2022

Chris Malaisrie

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, UK

Dr. S. Chris Malaisrie is a cardiac surgeon having graduated from the 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. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. To date, he has performed approximately 2,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 1,500 involved complex valve procedures.

He is a Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiac Surgery at Northwestern University and Attending Cardiac Surgeon at Northwestern Medicine. Within the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, he co-directs the Marfan Clinic, Bicuspid Aortic Valve Clinic and Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program. He specializes in cardiovascular surgery for valvular heart disease, the aorta, and pulmonary artery and the procedures he performs are minimally invasive valve repair, valve-sparing aortic root replacement, Ross procedure, and pulmonary thromboendarterectomy. His research focus is on transcatheter and endovascular therapies for heart valves and aorta.

Dr Malaisrie serves as the Program Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency (Integrated and Traditional), of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a Medical Advisory Board Member of NUVention Medical Innovation Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a member of the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Kellogg’s School of Management, and Northwestern University School of Law.

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