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Nilto De Oliveira, MD

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(608) 263-0439

MADISON, WI 53792-3236

Nilto De Oliveira, MD

Associate Professor
Director, Aortic Surgery
Director, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplant
Section of Cardiac Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery


  • MD, Universidade Federal do Parana, Curitiba, Brazil
  • General Surgery Residency, Hartford Hospital, University of Connecticut
  • Cardiac Surgery Research, Myocardial protection laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, Barnes Hospital, Washington University
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery Fellowship, The Toronto Hospital, University of Toronto
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto

Clinical Specialties

Dr. De Oliveira is certified by the American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery and Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. His practice comprises all aspects of adult cardiothoracic surgery with special interest in aortic aneurysms, aortic root reconstruction procedures, aortic valve sparing operations for aortic aneurysms, management of aortic pathology in Marfan Syndrome, adult congenital heart surgery, redo cardiac surgery operations, management of complex infective endocarditis including intracardiac reconstructive procedures with double valve replacment and reconstruction of the intervalvular fibrous body, and adult heart and lung transplantation.

Dr. De Oliveira provides a wide range of services including Angioplasty, Aortic Valve-Sparing Surgery, Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Repair, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT), Cardioversion, Carotid and Peripheral Blood Vessel Revascularization, Carotid Artery Stent, Carotid Surgery and Intervention, Cryoablation, Destination Therapy for End-Stage Heart Failure, Endoscopic Surveillance, Heart Bypass (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery - CABG), Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs), In Situ Vein Bypass for Limb Salvage, Limb Salvage, Lung Transplant, Maze Procedure (Surgical), Maze Procedure (Minimally Invasive), Mitral Valve Repair, Pacemakers, (show all).

Research Interests

Dr. DeOliveira’s research interests include myocardial protection, intracardiac fibrous body anatomy and reconstructive procedures, infective endocarditis, effects of the new LAS score on lung transplantation, use of DCD donors lung donation and extended criteria organs, ex vivo lung perfusion system for donor lungs grafts recovery.

Recent Publications
  • The presence or severity of pulmonary hypertension does not affect outcomes for single-lung transplantation.
    Julliard WA, Meyer KC, De Oliveira NC, Osaki S, Cornwell RC, Sonetti DA, Maloney JD
    Thorax 2016 May; 71(5):478-80.
    [PubMed ID: 26621135, PMC ID: 4853536]
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  • Lung transplantation from donation after cardiocirculatory death: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    Krutsinger D, Reed RM, Blevins A, Puri V, De Oliveira NC, Zych B, Bolukbas S, Van Raemdonck D, Snell GI, Eberlein M
    J. Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 May; 34(5):675-84.
    [PubMed ID: 25638297]
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  • Acuity adaptable patient care unit system shortens length of stay and improves outcomes in adult cardiac surgery: University of Wisconsin experience.
    Chindhy SA, Edwards NM, Rajamanickam V, Lushaj EB, Lozonschi L, De Oliveira NC, Kohmoto T, Osaki S
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2014 Jul; 46(1):49-54.
    [PubMed ID: 24408899]
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  • Lung transplant for interstitial lung disease: outcomes for single versus bilateral lung transplantation.
    De Oliveira NC, Osaki S, Maloney J, Cornwell RD, Meyer KC
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2012 Mar; 14(3):263-7.
    [PubMed ID: 22180607, PMC ID: 3290370]
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  • Lung transplant for interstitial lung disease: outcomes before and after implementation of the united network for organ sharing lung allocation scoring system.
    De Oliveira NC, Osaki S, Maloney J, Cornwell RD, Meyer KC
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2012 Mar; 41(3):680-5.
    [PubMed ID: 22219404]
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