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James D Maloney, MD

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(608) 263-6551

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 by 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, as well as 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, as well as aging and cancer. He is also investigating novel treatments for end stage lung disease.

Recent Publications
  • The Surgical Apgar Score in esophagectomy.
    Janowak CF, Blasberg JD, Taylor L, Maloney JD, Macke RA
    J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2015 Jul 10.
    [PubMed ID: 26234458]
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  • Outcomes for LVRS: finding the correct lemonade recipe.
    Maloney JD
    J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2015 Apr; 149(4):1226-7.
    [PubMed ID: 25906735]
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  • Thoracoscopic native lung pneumonectomy after single lung transplant: initial experience with 2 cases†
    Abi Jaoude W, Tiu B, Strieter N, Maloney JD
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2015 Mar 1.
    [PubMed ID: 25732976]
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  • Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in patients with atrial septal defects.
    Julliard W, Niles SD, Maloney JD
    Perfusion 2015 Jul; 30(5):400-2.
    [PubMed ID: 25249517]
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  • Lung volume reduction surgery since the National Emphysema Treatment Trial: study of Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database.
    Decker MR, Leverson GE, Jaoude WA, Maloney JD
    J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2014 Dec; 148(6):2651-8.e1.
    [PubMed ID: 24631312, PMC ID: 4130795]
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