James D Maloney, MD


  • Chief of Surgical Services at William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital 
  • Chief, Section of Thoracic Surgery
  • Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

(608) 263-6551

600 Highland Ave.
MC 3236
Madison, WI 53792-3284


  • 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.

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

  • Effects of dexmedetomidine on inflammation and pulmonary function after thoracoscopic surgery for lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    Xu Y, Zhou Y, Maloney JD, Shan G
    J Thorac Dis 2023 Jun 30; 15(6): 3397-3408
    [PubMed ID: 37426124]

  • One hundred cases of primary spontaneous pneumomediastinum: leukocytosis is common, pleural effusions and age over 40 are rare.
    Morgan CT, Kanne JP, Lewis EE, Maloney JD, DeCamp MM, McCarthy DP
    J Thorac Dis 2023 Mar 31; 15(3): 1155-1162
    [PubMed ID: 37065555]

  • Pre-operative anemia and peri-operative transfusion are associated with poor oncologic outcomes in cancers of the esophagus: potential impact of patient blood management on cancer outcomes.
    Connor JP, Destrampe E, Robbins D, Hess AS, McCarthy D, Maloney J
    BMC Cancer 2023 Jan 28; 23(1): 99
    [PubMed ID: 36709278]

  • Consequences of anastomotic leaks after minimally invasive esophagectomy: A single-center experience.
    Simitian GS, Hall DJ, Leverson G, Lushaj EB, Lewis EE, Musgrove KA, McCarthy DP, Maloney JD
    Surg Open Sci 2023 Jan; 11: 26-32
    [PubMed ID: 36444286]

  • Evaluation of Prescribing Patterns Following Surgical Procedures in Opioid Naïve Patients at a Veterans Affairs Teaching Hospital.
    Chitwood C, Haug KL, Wenthur C, Gillis C, Maloney JD, Johnson D
    Mil Med 2022 Apr 22;
    [PubMed ID: 35451478]

All Publications on PubMed