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 

278 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 30, 2022

5.0

He wanted to help me in my condition

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March 12, 2022

5.0

Good communicator, talented doctor.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

He is caring, explained everything in a calm, confident manner and gave us all the time we needed. Very experienced.

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February 26, 2022

5.0

Excellence

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Seemed very knowledgeable.

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February 17, 2022

4.0

I had one in person visit with the Doctor and one phone visit. I was very impressed with him. I am considering him to for my future surgery.

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February 16, 2022

5.0

Everything from arrival through treatment was excellent

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Answered and listened to any concerns I may have had.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Very professional, doctor Malaisrie answered all my questions, made me feel at ease

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January 19, 2022

5.0

Well prepared for meeting. Easy manner and tone. Clear explanations of issues and next-steps. Detailed after-visit notes. Thank you.

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January 19, 2022

5.0

He is on NMF advisory board, is knowledgeable, recommended by my electrophysiologist and is personable.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

He talked to us, not AT us, and was polite and knowledgeable!!!

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January 17, 2022

5.0

He is very nice and seems extremely competent. He took the time to answer all my questions.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Malaisrie is the only surgeon who is offering me valve-sparing surgery when others never even mentioned it. His track record gives me confidence as I prepare for surgery.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Highly qualified by education and training; clearly knowledgeable about my entire medical history and condition when discussing my case; sharply focused area of practice.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

The three Cs: competence, compassion and calming. The Evidence based medicine approach with statistics and experience inspired confidence and it was evident Dr Malaisrie cared about me as a patient.

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Dr was very consultative and provided additional options for a valve procedure I was unaware of. was very informational on outcomes on all options. Was very personable - good manner.

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January 04, 2022

5.0

Gave me a good review

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Explained tests results with ease to understand. Trustful and talk with confidence making the client feel that the best treatment will be delivered.

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Superb professionalism

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January 02, 2022

5.0

Explains things well. Listens to me and answers questions. Impressed with the keyhole open heart procedure. Gives me options.

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January 01, 2022

5.0

He is pleasant and a good listener.

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December 27, 2021

5.0

Personable and encouraging.

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December 20, 2021

5.0

He was very personable, knowledgeable and responded to all of my questions.

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December 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Malaisrie addressed my concerns with compassion, thoroughness, and intelligence. Our consultation was a tremendous relief and I feel comfortable in his ability to help me with my health issues.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

Fabulous doctor, always prepared, thorough and compassionate treater.

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December 03, 2021

5.0

very caring doctor who patiently explained every aspect of the procedure and was patient with all my questions

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October 27, 2021

5.0

I met with him. He was very forth coming . I felt he was completely honest about the dangers and all aspects of my forthcoming surgery.

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October 21, 2021

5.0

He makes me feel safe and he is a very intelligent man in my opinion.

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October 08, 2021

5.0

Excellent Surgeon

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October 08, 2021

5.0

I feel safe in his hands. He comes across as a very confident doctor.

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October 02, 2021

5.0

Extremely confident and knowledgeable...

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September 21, 2021

5.0

The best known care

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September 20, 2021

5.0

Our first meeting was very good. He was professional and impressive

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September 17, 2021

5.0

He’s got excellent patient communication skills and he is compassionate as well as warm personality and friendly .

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September 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Malaise was easy to talk with. He was so good about telling me about procedures and explaining anything I didn't understand. I am looking forward to speaking with him soon. He seems to be very thorough. Dr. Is all of the things I look for in the doctors I select.

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September 13, 2021

5.0

I like answers to my question that I ask him

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September 07, 2021

5.0

Informative.

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September 07, 2021

5.0

He made me feel positive about surgery. Very professional.

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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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Disclosures

Industry Relationships

Consulting / Related Activities

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

  • CryoLife, Inc.
  • Edwards Lifesciences, LLC
  • Medtronic, Inc.
  • Terumo Medical Corporation

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

  • Thai Physicians Association of America Foundation (TPAAF)

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