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

  • 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]

  • A narrative review of primary spontaneous pneumomediastinum: a poorly understood and resource-intensive problem.
    Morgan CT, Maloney JD, Decamp MM, McCarthy DP
    J Thorac Dis 2021 Jun; 13(6): 3721-3730
    [PubMed ID: 34277063]

  • Sentinel Contributions of US Department of Veterans Affairs Surgeons in Shaping the Face of Health Care.
    Lipshy KA, Itani K, Chu D, Bahadursingh A, Spector S, Raman K, Dardik A, Tzeng E, Ballantyne GH, John PR, Cmolik B, Maloney J, Kozol R, Longo WE
    JAMA Surg 2021 04 01; 156(4): 380-386
    [PubMed ID: 33471058]

All Publications on PubMed