About Dr. Patrick McCarthy, Heart Surgeon
Greetings! I'm Dr. Patrick McCarthy, a cardiac surgeon who graduated from Loyola in 1980. Throughout my career, I have successfully completed around 10,000 cardiac surgeries, with a specialization in heart valve procedures accounting for 5,000 of those cases. Currently, I actively perform surgeries at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
I consider my greatest strength to be the extensive experience I have gained as a cardiac surgeon, along with the exceptional outcomes my team and I achieve for our patients. It is a tremendous honor for me to be the first physician on HeartValveSurgery.com to receive 100 patient reviews. These reviews allow my patients to share their surgical experiences and the successful results they have attained under my care.
I underwent eight years of training at the Mayo Clinic and subsequently completed an advanced fellowship program at Stanford University, focusing on Heart Transplantation. During my tenure at the Cleveland Clinic, I served as the surgical director of Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation, and Mechanical Cardiac Assist. After spending 14 years at the Cleveland Clinic, I returned to my hometown of Chicago in 2004 and joined Northwestern Medicine.
Our program also places significant emphasis on aggressive postoperative pain management, including the routine use of devices for continuous pain medication infusion, which helps reduce postoperative pain. The exceptional outcomes achieved by our outstanding team of cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, cardiac anesthesiologists, nurses, and administrators at Northwestern Medicine have resulted in low mortality and morbidity rates, as well as shorter hospital stays for our patients.
- Mitral valve repair & replacement
- Aortic valve, bicuspid aortic valve, and aneurysm operations
- Maze surgery for atrial fibrillation and tricuspid valve surgery
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
- Tricuspid surgery
- Mitral repair
- Atrial fibrillation treatment with valve surgery