Dr S. Chris Malaisrie is a Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiac Surgery at Northwestern University and Attending Cardiac Surgeon at Northwestern Medicine. Having graduated from the University of Maryland Medical School in 1998, he went on the complete a residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in 2006, followed by a fellowship in Heart and Lung Transplantation at Stanford University in 2007. Today, he regularly performs surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.Within the Bluhm Cardiovascular institute, he co-directs the Marfan Clinic, Bicuspid Aortic Valve Clinic and Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program. He specializes in cardiovascular surgery for valvular heart disease, the aorta, and the pulmonary artery. The procedures he performs include minimally invasive valve repair, valve-sparing aortic root replacement, Ross procedure, and pulmonary thromboendarterectomy. His research focus is on transcatheter and endovascular therapies for heart valves and the aorta.Dr Malaisrie serves as the Program Director for Thoracic Surgery Residency (Integrated and Traditional) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. As Chairman of the Blood Transfusion Committee, he seeks to advance patient blood management and responsible blood transfusion practices. Additionally, he co-chairs the Clinical Practice Committee at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and is a member of the Surgical Oversight Committee, Surgical Peer Review Committee, and the Cardiac Vascular & Thoracic Valve Analysis Committee at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Outside of Northwestern Medicine, he co-chairs the AATS Cardiac Clinical Practice Standards Committee, chairs the STS Taskforce for International Meetings, and is chair-elect for the ACC Surgeons Council. Additionally, he is currently the Ad Hoc Member of the Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB), on the Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network.