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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Maloney’s clinical interests include general thoracic and oncologic surgery, including treatment of lung cancer. His practice includes minimally invasive surgery, including treatment of mediastinal disease, thoracoscopic lobectomy, lung volume reductions surgery (LVRS), minimally-invasive esophagectomy and endoscopic sympathectomy. Dr. Maloney is a nationally recognized leader in VATS lobectomy procedures, and offers training in VATS to surgeons from across the country at UW Health.


Cardiothoracic Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

Transplant Surgery

UW Health Clinics

1 S. Park Clinic
(608) 287-2100 | (888) 703-2778 | Map
UW Carbone Cancer Center
(608) 265-1700 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
UW Carbone Cancer Center
(608) 265-1700 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
University Hospital
(608) 265-5658 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
University Hospital
(608) 263-7502 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Regional Specialty Clinics

ProHealth Care Medical Associates (Watertown)
(262) 928-5200 |  Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial, UnityPoint Health - Meriter (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Thoracic Surgery Fellowship, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Residency University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Internship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Medical School Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, 1995


Madison Magazine Top Docs 2016

2015 Physician Excellence Award

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2014

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2012

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.


Dr. Maloney's recent research investigates the role of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in lung disease and remote virtual assessment of pulmonary nodules to expedite lung cancer care.

PubMed Articles
Julliard WA Meyer KC De Oliveira NC Osaki S Cornwell RC Sonetti DA Maloney JD . The presence or severity of pulmonary hypertension does not affect outcomes for single-lung transplantation. Thorax. 2016 May;71(5):478-80
[PubMed ID: 26621135]
Taylor LJ Adesoye T Maloney JD . Video-assisted thoracic surgery for cancer after thoracic aortic aneurysm repair. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2016 Feb;24(2):201-3
[PubMed ID: 26430132]
Abi Jaoude W Tiu B Strieter N Maloney JD . Thoracoscopic native lung pneumonectomy after single lung transplant: initial experience with 2 cases†. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Jan;49(1):352-4
[PubMed ID: 25732976]
Janowak CF Blasberg JD Taylor L Maloney JD Macke RA . The Surgical Apgar Score in esophagectomy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Oct;150(4):806-12
[PubMed ID: 26234458]
Julliard W Niles SD Maloney JD . Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in patients with atrial septal defects. Perfusion. 2015 Jul;30(5):400-2
[PubMed ID: 25249517]
Maloney JD . Outcomes for LVRS: finding the correct lemonade recipe. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Apr;149(4):1226-7
[PubMed ID: 25906735]
Decker MR Leverson GE Jaoude WA Maloney JD . Lung volume reduction surgery since the National Emphysema Treatment Trial: study of Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Dec;148(6):2651-8.e1
[PubMed ID: 24631312]
Meyer KC Francois ML Thomas HK Radford KL Hawes DS Mack TL Cornwell RD Maloney JD De Oliveira NC . Colon cancer in lung transplant recipients with CF: increased risk and results of screening. J Cyst Fibros. 2011 Sep;10(5):366-9
[PubMed ID: 21664882]
Hennon MW Kothari A Maloney JD Weigel T . Implementation of an Acuity Adaptable Patient Care Unit is associated with improved outcomes after major pulmonary resections. J Surg Res. 2011 Sep;170(1):e17-21
[PubMed ID: 21696762]
Bobadilla JL Jankowska-Gan E Xu Q Haynes LD Munoz del Rio A Meyer K Greenspan DS De Oliveira N Burlingham WJ Maloney JD . Reflux-induced collagen type v sensitization: potential mediator of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome. Chest. 2010 Aug;138(2):363-70
[PubMed ID: 20418369]
De Oliveira NC Osaki S Maloney JD Meyer KC Kohmoto T D'Alessandro AM Love RB . Lung transplantation with donation after cardiac death donors: long-term follow-up in a single center. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 May;139(5):1306-15
[PubMed ID: 20412963]
Osaki S Maloney JD Meyer KC Cornwell RD Edwards NM De Oliveira NC . The impact of the lung allocation scoring system at the single national Veterans Affairs Hospital lung transplantation program. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2009 Sep;36(3):497-501
[PubMed ID: 19394854]
Osaki S Maloney JD Meyer KC Cornwell RD Edwards NM De Oliveira NC . Redo lung transplantation for acute and chronic lung allograft failure: long-term follow-up in a single center. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2008 Dec;34(6):1191-7
[PubMed ID: 18774303]
Nakamura T Maloney JD Osaki S . Traumatic pericardial rupture without cardiac injury. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Dec;56(12):602-5
[PubMed ID: 19085055]
Maloney JD Weigel TL . Minimally invasive esophagectomy for malignant and premalignant diseases of the esophagus. Surg Clin North Am. 2008 Oct;88(5):979-90, vi
[PubMed ID: 18790149]
Thomas BG Maloney JD . Use of silfenadil for treatment of respiratory distress after pneumonectomy for bronchogenic carcinoma. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2007 Apr;6(2):262-3
[PubMed ID: 17669838]
MacGregor DA Zvara DA Treadway RM Jr Ibdah JA Maloney JD Kon ND Riley RD . Late presentation of esophageal injury after transesophageal echocardiography. Anesth Analg. 2004 Jul;99(1):41-4
[PubMed ID: 15281500]
Kincaid EH Maloney JD Lavender SW 2nd Kon ND . Dissection in a pulmonary autograft. Ann Thorac Surg. 2004 Feb;77(2):707-8
[PubMed ID: 14759469]
Maloney JD Weigel TL Love RB . Endoscopic repair of bronchial dehiscence after lung transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001 Dec;72(6):2109-11
[PubMed ID: 11789804]
Maloney JD Hoch JR Carr SC Acher CW Turnipseed WD . Preliminary experience with minilaparotomy aortic surgery. Ann Vasc Surg. 2000 Jan;14(1):6-12
[PubMed ID: 10629257]