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

  • 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]

  • Successful Lung Transplantation for Severe Post-COVID-19 Pulmonary Fibrosis.
    Hall DJ, Schulte JJ, Lewis EE, Bommareddi SR, Rohrer CT, Sultan S, Maloney JD, DeCamp MM, McCarthy DP
    Ann Thorac Surg 2022 Jul; 114(1): e17-e19
    [PubMed ID: 34748736]

  • Interim Results of a Phase II Trial on Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy for Inoperable Soft Tissue Sarcoma.
    Blitzer GC, Yadav P, Bayouth J, Smilowitz JB, Trask D, Weiss M, Weber S, Abbott D, Varley P, Neuman H, Maloney JD, Hinshaw JL, Morris BA, Merfeld E, Howard SP, Bradley KA, Baschnagel AM, Bassetti MF, Parkes AM, Hennessey DW, Morris ZS
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2021 Nov 01; 111(3S): e314-e315
    [PubMed ID: 34701159]

All Publications on PubMed