Patrick M. McCarthy, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Cardiac Surgery

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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

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 Memorial Hospital
Palos Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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4.9
4.9 

102 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

19 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

19 Reviews

August 09, 2023

5.0

Experience - tops in the field

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July 19, 2023

5.0

He is kind, patient and was thoroughly engaged during my consultation visit. Dr McCarthy answered all of my questions and had obviously reviewed my test results beforehand

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Very patient and answered all of our questions. Put our minds at ease. Was prepared to discuss my specific case. World-renowned surgeon for what I need done.

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June 11, 2023

5.0

Dr McCarthy was wonderful! He took time to explain the surgery to me and answered all my questions.

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May 26, 2023

5.0

He was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain everything to me. I never felt rushed.

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April 05, 2023

5.0

He took his time to answer my questions and explain everything. He was helpful in scheduling my surgery so I wouldn’t have to take time off from work.

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March 08, 2023

5.0

He is clearly very intelligent and experienced. He explains things very well and is a good listener.

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March 02, 2023

5.0

Honest and straightforward approach

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February 15, 2023

5.0

Highly respected and skilled.

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February 01, 2023

5.0

Confidence in preforming the procedure required

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January 12, 2023

5.0

Good personal care. Good communication.

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January 09, 2023

5.0

He took time to explain my problem and what options were available and gave me time to ask any questions

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December 07, 2022

5.0

Everyone we were in contact with were very compassionate and put us at ease.

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October 05, 2022

5.0

As a physician myself, I have many friends who are physicians, and who give me honest advice about my choice of cardiac surgeon. I have extensively researched the cardiothoracic surgeons in the greater Chicago area, and there’s no doubt in my mind that only one surgeon should do my mitral valve repair -that is Dr. McCarthy.

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September 25, 2022

5.0

Dr. McCarthy is the best in the country for heart valve procedures. I am extremely confident after speaking with him that the correct procedure for my condition will be determined.

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September 23, 2022

5.0

Dr McCarthy clearly explained treatment options and was concerned that I understood choices I had for treatment.

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September 07, 2022

5.0

He’s unbelievable!!! Kind, brilliant, and explains things extremely well.

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September 04, 2022

5.0

Dr McCarthy exuded experience and confidence which gave me great comfort.

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September 01, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and professional, and kind and compassionate. Strong team!

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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

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