Patrick M. McCarthy, MD

Patrick M. McCarthy, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Cardiac Surgery

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine - 1980
Residency:
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester) - 1985
Fellowships:
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester) - 1988
Stanford Health Care-Sponsored Stanford University - 1989

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

114 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

66 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

66 Reviews

March 30, 2022

5.0

Confident and positive, very reassuring individual

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March 15, 2022

5.0

His reputation as tops in this type of surgery

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Please keep in mind I have not yet had my surgery but having Dr. McCarthy preform it makes me very optimistic for a positive outcome,

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Dr. McCarthy explained all my options and the procedures involved.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Thorough, knowledgeable and good communication

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February 23, 2022

5.0

He’s one of the best in his profession I like the way he explained the Surgical procedure in details

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February 06, 2022

5.0

Thoroughness! Knowledgeability!

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January 19, 2022

5.0

He explains everything well and is personable and kind

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January 16, 2022

5.0

Explained all necessary information

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January 12, 2022

5.0

His reputation.

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December 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. McCarthy took the time to explain my condition AND the necessary steps to help me. He was a very clear communicator.

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November 15, 2021

5.0

Very through in explaining concerns and issues and next steps to resolve

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November 10, 2021

5.0

Didn’t spend a lot of time with him, but the time with him was productive. He answered all questions. He gave positive feedback about what to expect in the future. His demeanor was calm and reassuring.

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October 27, 2021

5.0

Dr McCarthy was so pleasant and explained things thoroughly. I felt very reassured after my appointment.

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October 24, 2021

5.0

Dr, McCarthy was professional, but caring, in his assesment of my mitrovalve condition. I trust his evaluation. We were surprised when his nurse came to the waiting room and informed us that Dr. McCarthy was running late and would see us in 10 minutes. This indicated that the doctor valued our time and not just his.

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October 24, 2021

5.0

He is extremely well credentialed. If a little more personable would have rated higher.

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October 20, 2021

5.0

Great team everyone was professional and answered all questions.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

Based on my research and comments by others, including other cardiologists, I came feeling confident I was in good hands. My consultation with him only served to reinforce those feelings. Straightforward and to the point.

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September 20, 2021

5.0

One of the best cardiac surgeons world

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September 20, 2021

5.0

Very impressed with knowledge and candor

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August 20, 2021

4.0

Thorough

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August 15, 2021

5.0

Reputation

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Reputations for being excellence in their disciplines…and their caring for patients.

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Explains well..treated with respect… did not feel rushed

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June 24, 2021

5.0

He's the best.

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June 09, 2021

5.0

I feel I am in the most capable hands with him.

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Very personable and knowledgeable. Appears compassionate.

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May 19, 2021

5.0

My cardiologist Dr. Robert Bonow says “this is the surgeon you want to treat you if surgery is indicated.� I have a long term patient relationship with Dr. Bonow and great respect for his judgement. I also am impressed with Dr. McCarthy’s conservative treatment approach when warranted and there are reasonable alternatives to surgery.

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April 29, 2021

5.0

Dr McCarthy was very thorough and had a very calm, confident demeanor. He was very reassuring about the outcome of my surgery.

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April 25, 2021

5.0

Explained everything very simply and completely in lay language which all could understand. Went through everything. His experience and background made everything seem very doable and took most of the fear and concern out of the analysis.

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April 07, 2021

5.0

I had a Mitral valve repair. Dr McCarthy was awesome. All was repaired and I am back to normal.

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March 26, 2021

5.0

Knowledge and expertise. I believe hthe best. best.

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March 03, 2021

5.0

Outstanding background; great professional, yet human manner.

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February 10, 2021

5.0

Made me feel extremely comfortable and answered all of questions.

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February 08, 2021

5.0

I came here primarily because of the reputation of the esteemed Dr McCarthy. Upon meeting him I knew I made the right decision and came to the right medical center. The good doctor is professional, and articulate, and listens well, while at the same time down to earth and caring. Most of all he is a great surgeon.

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January 31, 2021

5.0

It is good experience with dr good way explains to my case

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January 27, 2021

5.0

The best at what he does. Gave every option available and explained why one was better than the other for the age group and condition I am in but, didn’t force a decision immediately. Gave us many brochures to read over the options .

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January 20, 2021

5.0

He was very patient.

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January 13, 2021

5.0

Explained everything in a way we could understand it. Answered all our questions. Was very personable.

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January 13, 2021

5.0

Dr McCarthy and his staff made me feel comfortable and spend enough time with us.

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December 17, 2020

5.0

Felt comfortable with Dr. McCarthy. He is very cerebral.

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December 09, 2020

5.0

Very highly regarded and accomplished, but he seems equally humble and caring about people on a personal level.

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December 02, 2020

5.0

Careful, experienced, realistic, results-oriented

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November 18, 2020

5.0

He is an expert in his field. He made me feel at ease talking about my condition.

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November 15, 2020

5.0

After meeting with Dr. McCarthy we can totally understand why he was so highly recommended. His professionalism,his knowledge, his time spent with us made us feel very comfortable with his Decision Not to do surgery at this time. I definitely plan on seeing him as my needs develop.

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November 15, 2020

5.0

From the minute we walked In the door we were so impressed. Check in was well organized and very friendly.

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November 04, 2020

5.0

Saw for preop visit and did a great job explaining my procedure and what to expect preop, intraop, and postop. He was calm, confident, and not rushed even though he is busy.

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November 04, 2020

5.0

Excellent reputation and great cardiac team of doctors, nurses, and personnel

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November 04, 2020

5.0

I have a great amount of confidence in Dr McCarthy

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November 04, 2020

5.0

I have a great amount confidence in the medical team

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October 13, 2020

5.0

technology was great volume was perfect. Dr McCarthy explained my surgery extremely well both positive and negative in preparation of my surgery.His staff has answered and promptly contacted me. It gives me confidence I will be cared for regardless how great Dr McCarthy reputation is its th whole of the mean I am impressed with today

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October 10, 2020

5.0

Dr McCarthy explained my condition. Answered my questions. Was very personable. The nurses were helpful after our meeting providing additional information and scheduling tests for surgery.

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September 27, 2020

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. Answered all my questions before it was necessary to ask. I feel I'll receive the best care possible and am lucky to have Dr. Patrick McCarty as my surgeon.

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September 27, 2020

5.0

Very pleasant and courteous people. Very thorough in their procedures and explanations.

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September 23, 2020

5.0

He does a great job of explaining the surgery and answering questions.

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September 23, 2020

5.0

The team was thorough in explaining my surgery and answering questions. They are confident and knowledgeable. I feel that I'm in good hands.

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Surgeon has a great deal of experience.

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Well organized. Surgeon answered all of my questions.

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September 07, 2020

5.0

Personal approach integrity,and sincerity come through conversation with Dr McCarthy.

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September 07, 2020

5.0

Very strong, organized, impressive team.

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September 03, 2020

5.0

His documented experience and success

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Staff and doctors are great

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August 30, 2020

5.0

Outstanding care as of now

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August 23, 2020

5.0

Extremely comfortable and easy to talk and clearly understand his concerns and explained conversations. .Great gentlemen and human being.

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August 03, 2020

5.0

I enjoyed the meeting with Dr. McCarthy very much. He patiently explained everything and answered my question. I felt in good hands with him and his team.

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June 21, 2020

5.0

I know Dr McCarthy is highly qualified and I trust his judgment

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Disclosures

Industry Relationships

Ownership or Investment Interests

Faculty member had an ownership or investment interest in the following companies

  • Cardiac Valve Innovations, LLC
  • Eko Technologies, LLC

Consulting / Related Activities

Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities

  • Abbott Laboratories, Inc.
  • Atricure, Inc.
  • Caption Health, Inc.
  • Edwards Lifesciences, LLC
  • egnite, Inc.
  • Medtronic Logistics, LLC (Medtronic, Inc.)
  • Medtronic, Inc.

Royalty Payments and Inventor Share

Faculty member has the right to receive payments or may receive future financial benefits for inventions or discoveries related to the following companies or other entities

  • Cardiac Valve Innovations, LLC
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Kapp Surgical Instrument, Inc.

Service on Board of Directors

Faculty member served in a fiduciary capacity, such as a board member/director, officer, or trustee, for the following companies or other entities

  • Cardiac Valve Innovations, LLC

External Professional Relationships

Pharmaceutical, device, and biotechnology companies frequently collaborate with basic scientists and physicians within an academic medical center to help advance science and improve patient care. These relationships are important in achieving scientific breakthroughs and in establishing the effectiveness and safety of promising new therapies. In order to assure objectivity in clinical research and patient care, the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Feinberg), Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Children's Hospital of Chicago Medical Center, and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab have adopted integrity policies that require research and clinical faculty (in full-time, part-time, and unpaid/voluntary categories) to report compensated and uncompensated external industry relationships. Patients are encouraged to discuss these disclosures with their physician as well as to inquire as to how these relationships are overseen by Feinberg. To learn more about our Disclosure and Professional Integrity Policy, and the conflict of interest policies of our joint affiliate survey partners, please go to our Office for Regulatory Affairs Policies page.