S. Christopher Malaisrie, MD

S. Christopher Malaisrie, MD

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Primary Specialty

Cardiac Surgery

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine - 1998
Residency:
Loyola University Medical Center - 2003
Fellowships:
Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine - 2006
Stanford Health Care-Sponsored Stanford University - 2007

Media

Languages Spoken

  • Thai

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery (Certified)
  • 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
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Huntley Hospital
Kishwaukee Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

217 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 30, 2021

5.0

Visit was brief but I liked his approach.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Top notch Doctor

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August 28, 2021

5.0

Did my husband's surgery in 2015 and we were thrilled with the outcome.

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August 28, 2021

5.0

He seems personable, professional and seemed to have a good grasp of my specific case.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

He took the time to explain everything about any procedures as well as being very patient in answering all of our questions.

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Very friendly compassionate and professional

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August 02, 2021

5.0

He is very knowledgeable and considerate. He shares not only wisdom and insight into the best course of action, but also talks through other options and acknowledges the patient’s role in the decision making process.

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July 30, 2021

5.0

I have high confidence in Dr. Malaisrie as he performed my transplant nearly 13 years ago. He is highly qualified to perform my upcoming procedure.

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July 29, 2021

5.0

I like his manner.

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July 22, 2021

5.0

He did my surgery 10 years ago and when I need heart surgery again he is the doctor I trust.

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. is easy to understand in layman's language.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

He was knowledgeable and personable.

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July 11, 2021

5.0

Crisp clear kind

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July 10, 2021

5.0

Very professionally. Took the time to explain everything to me.

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July 10, 2021

5.0

He told the truth and was very pleasant to talk to.

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July 08, 2021

5.0

Took his time and answered all of our questions!

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June 18, 2021

5.0

Experienced and knowledgeable. Easy to talk with.

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June 16, 2021

5.0

Very highly recommended as skilled and experienced. Great outcomes. communicates well.

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June 09, 2021

5.0

Great Doctor who also listens to your concerns. Has the knowledge and skills, bedside manner that many only hope to obtain. Excellent Doctor. A huge asset to the Hospital along with Doctor Hole.

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June 03, 2021

5.0

very professional took time to explain procedure .

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May 26, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor & caring compassionate person

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May 22, 2021

5.0

i felt comfortable talking to him

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May 21, 2021

5.0

Really like his confidence in solving my medical issue. Made me feel like I was in excellent medical hands......

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May 21, 2021

5.0

Thorough and engaging

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May 04, 2021

5.0

Answered my questions.

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May 04, 2021

5.0

Very confident talking with the Doctor.

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May 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Malaisrie was great in explaining my condition and what can be done. Nurse also was very good.

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April 25, 2021

5.0

It was pleasant to talk with Doctor. He explained to me my situation, and answered all my questions. He is down to earth, easy to talk to, and he gained my trust.

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April 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Chris appears knowledgeable and is very personable. However, I reserve my rights to evaluate the surgical/medical skills of the facility & Dr Christopher..

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April 20, 2021

5.0

He was very professional with me, patient, informative, and compassionate.

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April 16, 2021

5.0

It’s all professional and seems like very knowledgeable on several procedures for heart surgery

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April 16, 2021

5.0

My surgery was next to perfect. He and Dr Davidson did a great job. I am most appreciative

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April 16, 2021

5.0

Answers all questions thoroughly,very confident,and professional

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April 14, 2021

5.0

He is my 1st choice to work on me. Nice guy and no bs.

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April 14, 2021

5.0

Highly intelligent, competent and professional

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Reassuring

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April 13, 2021

5.0

His knowledge & friendliness

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April 09, 2021

5.0

He was very knowledgeable.

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April 06, 2021

5.0

Took the time to listen and help me understand my heart situation very helpful,,,thank you

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April 06, 2021

5.0

Made me feel I made the right choice.

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April 05, 2021

5.0

Compassionate took his time

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April 03, 2021

5.0

He was very personable. He was willing to answer questions and discuss and explain things. Hemade me feel at ease.

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March 31, 2021

5.0

He was able to do a surgery that will be less recovery time I’m me and that’s huge to me

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March 29, 2021

5.0

Knowledge, ability to instruct

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March 16, 2021

5.0

Great doctor

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March 12, 2021

5.0

Felt he was interested in helping us.

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March 05, 2021

5.0

Explanation of procedure very clear.

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March 02, 2021

5.0

His response to questions asked gave assurance and confidence that our loved one is in good hands.

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February 23, 2021

5.0

He was professional and clear about expectations.

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February 19, 2021

5.0

good care

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February 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Malaisrie, is indeed, one of the best in his field.

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February 12, 2021

5.0

He is excellent in listening to your questions, extremely competent, and places your well-being above all else.

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February 08, 2021

5.0

Confidence and knowledge in what is wrong with my heart. Listened to my questions and concerns. Very nice.

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February 01, 2021

5.0

Seems kind, understanding& knowledgable

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January 25, 2021

5.0

A great doctor with extraordinary skills

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January 19, 2021

5.0

I trust him.

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January 11, 2021

5.0

Great credentials and spent a lot of time with us

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January 05, 2021

5.0

As above. Very friendly and gave us all the time needed to answer questions.

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January 05, 2021

5.0

Puts you at ease. Has your best interest in mind.

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January 04, 2021

5.0

Very personable... spent time with us answered questions , pretty much on schedule

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December 29, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable, empathetic, kind.....all the things you want with a Dr. that is doing a life saving procedure on you....

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December 15, 2020

4.0

As with choosing which procedure we chose Dr. Malaisrie from researching the surgeons available at NM. I look at the doctor as the head of the team therefore the concerns listed above apply. Time will tell how well the valve replacement went but on a cosmetic level the scar will be almost invisible. He seems to be a good person.

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December 15, 2020

4.0

Doctor was well prepared with the knowledge of my medical history

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December 15, 2020

5.0

Because he’s professional

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December 08, 2020

5.0

Please read the above score. Dr. Malaisrie is a superb doctor in my book. Complete trust and respect for him. Northwestern only has the 'best' physicians.

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December 07, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable and compassionate. He communicated the issues and the options going forward.

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November 30, 2020

5.0

Everything was perfect 👌

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November 30, 2020

5.0

Dr. Malaisrie is very confident & he has the experience & he specializes in Marfan’s Syndrome. He is very friendly & kind.

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November 30, 2020

4.0

Good so far, but will wait for surgery for higher recommendation.

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November 28, 2020

5.0

I have confidence in Dr. Malaisries’ devotion to his medical skills. He shows care and compassion for the patient.

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November 25, 2020

5.0

Very friendly and patient with patients.

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November 09, 2020

5.0

Very professional very knowledgeable He answered all my questions

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October 31, 2020

5.0

He has not worked on me yet. But he explained what was happening in terms of working toward performing a delicate procedure.

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October 31, 2020

5.0

Dr. Malaiserie and Dr. Davidson have made an excellent impression on me...and there reputation is great!

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October 28, 2020

5.0

Feel he is a very dedicated doctor in his specialty!!! Makes you feel confident in his explanation of surgery required.

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October 28, 2020

5.0

He is replacing my former surgeon. He made me feel very comfortable about the upcoming surgery, .Feel very confident in his ability to help me w/ my heart.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

He answered every question and then some!!! He has a calm demeanor and wants the patient to make the best decision for him"her to live their best life.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

Everyone is patient and thorough. They want you to make educated and comfortable decisions.

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October 23, 2020

5.0

I have full confidence in Dr. Malaisri

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October 20, 2020

5.0

Very informative and professional

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October 16, 2020

5.0

Calm and confident, and so kind.

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October 16, 2020

5.0

Wonderful doctors and staff.

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October 11, 2020

5.0

Dr. Malaisrie is innovative and patient-oriented.

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October 11, 2020

5.0

I felt the doctors I met with were very knowledgeable and trustworthy. The other staff were very professional and welcoming.

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October 06, 2020

5.0

Innovation, cutting edge technology, choices in procedural care, and exhibits a high level of emotional intelligence.

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October 06, 2020

5.0

NWU understands the term “Value Based Medicine”. A surgical unit is only as good as it's weakest link (surgeons, admin, staff, etc.) and I've experienced no lthobg but consistency across the board.

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October 04, 2020

5.0

He saved my life and a very smart Heart surgeon

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October 04, 2020

5.0

The level of experience is unmatched in Chicago. The staff is knowledgeable and very smart, friendly and Caring.

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September 25, 2020

5.0

It took 2 weeks to get a response from the patient care coordinator and she explained that it was the nurses not getting back to her which caused the delay which I found unconvincing.

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September 25, 2020

5.0

Taking time explaining what my problem is and completely letting me know my options and not rushing into surgery right now

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September 25, 2020

5.0

Very understanding of my problem and completely explaining my options

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September 20, 2020

5.0

very professional and efficient front desk staff, excellent encounter with clinic staff

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September 15, 2020

5.0

Very nice person

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September 05, 2020

5.0

Probably too early to rate as I've ot yet had the surgery but he certainly puts me at ease talking about the process

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September 05, 2020

5.0

I'm early in the process (pre-surgery) but the Nurse Practitioner is wonderful to work with and Dr Chris was straight forward and answered all questions. The big test is yet to come!

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August 15, 2020

5.0

Very helpful explaining my condition and reviewing my options for future treatment.

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August 10, 2020

5.0

Very experienced and professional!

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August 10, 2020

5.0

Very experienced and professional!

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July 18, 2020

5.0

thorough review of the options and outcomes

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July 07, 2020

5.0

Very thoughtful and knowledgable

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