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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. De Oliveira is certified by the American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery and Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. His practice comprises all aspects of adult cardiac surgery with special interest in aortic valve, mitral valve, aortic aneurysms, aortic valve sparing operations, adult congenital cardiac surgery, aortic root reconstruction and replacement, Marfan's syndrome, redo cardiac operations, infective endocarditis, complex intracardiac reconstruction and adult heart and lung transplantation.


Cardiothoracic Surgery

Transplant Surgery

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Adult Cardiac Surgery Fellowship, The Toronto Hospital, University of Toronto

Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto

Research, Myocardial Protection Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Residency Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Internship Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT
Medical School Universidade Federal do Parana, Curitiba, Brazil, 1990


Madison Magazine Top Docs 2016

Best Doctors® in America 2015

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2014

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

Dr. De Oliveira’s research interests include myocardial protection, hypoplastic left heart syndrome physiology, and intracardiac fibrous body anatomy and reconstructive procedures.

PubMed Articles
Tang PC Badami A Akhter SA Osaki S Lozonschi L Kohmoto T De Oliveira N . Efficacy of Aortic Valve Resuspension in Establishing Valve Competence in Acute Type A Dissections. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 May;103(5):1460-1466
[PubMed ID: 27863732]
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]
Krutsinger D Reed RM Blevins A Puri V De Oliveira NC Zych B Bolukbas S Van Raemdonck D Snell GI Eberlein M . Lung transplantation from donation after cardiocirculatory death: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 May;34(5):675-84
[PubMed ID: 25638297]
Chindhy SA Edwards NM Rajamanickam V Lushaj EB Lozonschi L De Oliveira NC Kohmoto T Osaki S . Acuity adaptable patient care unit system shortens length of stay and improves outcomes in adult cardiac surgery: University of Wisconsin experience. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2014 Jul;46(1):49-54
[PubMed ID: 24408899]
De Oliveira NC Osaki S Maloney J Cornwell RD Meyer KC . Lung transplant for interstitial lung disease: outcomes before and after implementation of the united network for organ sharing lung allocation scoring system. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012 Mar;41(3):680-5
[PubMed ID: 22219404]
De Oliveira NC Osaki S Maloney J Cornwell RD Meyer KC . Lung transplant for interstitial lung disease: outcomes for single versus bilateral lung transplantation. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012 Mar;14(3):263-7
[PubMed ID: 22180607]
Bellingham JM Santhanakrishnan C Neidlinger N Wai P Kim J Niederhaus S Leverson GE Fernandez LA Foley DP Mezrich JD Odorico JS Love RB De Oliveira N Sollinger HW D'Alessandro AM . Donation after cardiac death: a 29-year experience. Surgery. 2011 Oct;150(4):692-702
[PubMed ID: 22000181]
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]
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]
De Oliveira NC Sittiwangkul R McCrindle BW Dipchand A Yun TJ Coles JG Caldarone C Williams WG Van Arsdell GS . Biventricular repair in children with atrioventricular septal defects and a small right ventricle: anatomic and surgical considerations. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Aug;130(2):250-7
[PubMed ID: 16077383]
Burkhart HM Ashburn DA Konstantinov IE De Oliveira NC Benson L Williams WG Van Arsdell GS . Interdigitating arch reconstruction eliminates recurrent coarctation after the Norwood procedure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Jul;130(1):61-5
[PubMed ID: 15999042]
De Oliveira NC David TE Armstrong S Ivanov J . Aortic and mitral valve replacement with reconstruction of the intervalvular fibrous body: an analysis of clinical outcomes. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Feb;129(2):286-90
[PubMed ID: 15678037]
Yun TJ Coles JG Konstantinov IE Al-Radi OO Wald RM Guerra V de Oliveira NC Van Arsdell GS Williams WG Smallhorn J Caldarone CA . Conventional and sutureless techniques for management of the pulmonary veins: Evolution of indications from postrepair pulmonary vein stenosis to primary pulmonary vein anomalies. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Jan;129(1):167-74
[PubMed ID: 15632839]
De Oliveira NC Ashburn DA Khalid F Burkhart HM Adatia IT Holtby HM Williams WG Van Arsdell GS . Prevention of early sudden circulatory collapse after the Norwood operation. Circulation. 2004 Sep 14;110(11 Suppl 1):II133-8
[PubMed ID: 15364852]
Fortuna RS Ashburn DA Carias De Oliveira N Burkhart HM Konstantinov IE Coles JG Smallhorn JF Williams WG Van Arsdell GS . Atrioventricular septal defects: effect of bridging leaflet division on early valve function. Ann Thorac Surg. 2004 Mar;77(3):895-902; discussion 902
[PubMed ID: 14992894]
de Oliveira NC David TE Ivanov J Armstrong S Eriksson MJ Rakowski H Webb G . Results of surgery for aortic root aneurysm in patients with Marfan syndrome. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003 Apr;125(4):789-96
[PubMed ID: 12698141]
Boeve TJ Reed GL de Oliveira NC Titus J Janssens S Giugliano RP Torchiana D Daggett W Schwarz R Jang IK . Comparison of Argatroban and Hirudin for the Reperfusion of Thrombotic Arterial Occlusion by Tissue Plasminogen Activator. J Thromb Thrombolysis. 1998 Sep;6(2):103-108
[PubMed ID: 10751791]