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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 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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  • Video-assisted thoracic surgery for cancer after thoracic aortic aneurysm repair.
    Taylor LJ, Adesoye T, Maloney JD
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 2016 Feb; 24(2):201-3.
    [PubMed ID: 26430132]
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  • The Surgical Apgar Score in esophagectomy.
    Janowak CF, Blasberg JD, Taylor L, Maloney JD, Macke RA
    J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2015 Oct; 150(4):806-12.
    [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 2016 Jan; 49(1):352-4.
    [PubMed ID: 25732976]
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