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James D Maloney, MD

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(608) 263-6551

MC 3236
MADISON, WI 53792-3284

James D Maloney, MD

Associate Professor
Chief, Section of Thoracic Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery


  • BA, Biology, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI, 1987-1991
  • MD, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, 1991-1995
  • Residency in General Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 1995-2001
  • Residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC, 2001-2003

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Maloney is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He specializes in general thoracic and oncologic surgery. His practice includes minimally invasive surgery, including treatment of mediastinal disease, thoracoscopic lobectomy, and endoscopic sympathectomy. Dr. Maloney also performs lung transplants.

Dr. Maloney provides a wide range of services including Advanced Lung Disease Program, Bronchoscopy, Endoscopic Photodynamic Therapy, Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (ETS), Fluoresence Endoscopic Surveillance, Laparoscopic and Robotic Heller Myotomy, Laparoscopic and Robotic Nissen Fundoplication, Laparoscopic and Robotic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Lobectomy, Lung Transplant, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS), Segmentectomy, Thoracentesis, Thoracoscopic Lobectomy, Thoracoscopic Lymphadenectomy, Thoracoscopic Talc Pleurodesis, Thoracoscopic Thymectomy, Thoracotomy (Vertical Muscle Sparing Incision), and Wedge Resection.

Research Interests

Dr. Maloney’s research interests include restoring function following chest surgery, aging and cancer. He is also investigating novel treatments for end stage lung disease.

Recent Publications
  • Transmission of Donor-Derived Trypanosoma cruzi and Subsequent Development of Chagas Disease in a Lung Transplant Recipient.
    Corey AB, Sonetti D, Maloney JD, Montgomery SP, Rademacher BL, Taylor LJ, Smith JA, Striker R
    Case Rep Infect Dis 2017; 2017():5381072.
    [PubMed ID: 28912986, PMC ID: 5585664]
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  • Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy in a Patient With Tetralogy of Fallot and Right-Sided Aortic Arch.
    Thomas MJ, Bartlett HL, Bassetti MF, Lubner SJ, Kirvassilis G, Anagnostopoulos PV, Maloney JD, Macke RA
    Ann. Thorac. Surg. 2017 Jan; 103(1):e77-e79.
    [PubMed ID: 28007281]
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  • Moving beyond disease-focused decision making: understanding competing risks to personalize lung cancer treatment for older adults.
    Taylor LJ, Maloney JD
    J Thorac Dis 2017 Jan; 9(1):8-12.
    [PubMed ID: 28203399, PMC ID: 5303078]
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  • Lung transplantation for high-risk patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
    De Oliveira NC, Julliard W, Osaki S, Maloney JD, Cornwell RD, Sonetti DA, Meyer KC
    Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 2016 Oct 07; 33(3):235-241.
    [PubMed ID: 27758988]
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  • Utilization of surgical treatment for local and locoregional esophageal cancer: Analysis of the National Cancer Data Base.
    Taylor LJ, Greenberg CC, Lidor AO, Leverson GE, Maloney JD, Macke RA
    Cancer 2017 Feb 01; 123(3):410-419.
    [PubMed ID: 27680893, PMC ID: 5258774]
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