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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.



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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital
UnityPoint Health - Meriter
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial

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, Toronto General Hospital, Ontario, Canada

Congenital Cardiac Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Residency Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT
Internship Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT
Medical School Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil

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
Philip JL Zens T Lozonschi L De Oliveira NC Osaki S Kohmoto T Akhter SA Tang PC Outcomes of surgical aortic valve replacement for mixed aortic valve disease. J Thorac Dis . 2018 Jul;10(7):4042-4051
[PubMed ID: 30174847]
Tang PC DiMusto PD De Oliveira NC Rademacher BL Philip JL Akhter SA Acher CW Natural history of the proximal aorta in patients with descending thoracic aortic disease. J Vasc Surg . 2018 Jun;67(6):1659-1663
[PubMed ID: 29276106]
Lozonschi L Kohmoto T Osaki S De Oliveira NC Dhingra R Akhter SA Tang PC Coronary bypass in left ventricular dysfunction and differential cardiac recovery. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann . 2017 Nov;25(9):586-593
[PubMed ID: 29153000]
Philip JL De Oliveira NC Akhter SA Rademacher BL Goodavish CB DiMusto PD Tang PC Cluster analysis of acute ascending aortic dissection provides novel insight into mechanisms of distal progression. J Thorac Dis . 2017 Sep;9(9):2966-2973
[PubMed ID: 29221269]
Tang PC Akhter SA Osaki S Lozonschi L Kohmoto T De Oliveira NC Coronary Events in Patients Presenting for Repair of Acute Type A Aortic Dissection. Aorta (Stamford) . 2017 Jun;5(3):71-79
[PubMed ID: 29675439]
DiMusto PD Rademacher BL Philip JL Akhter SA Goodavish CB De Oliveira NC Tang PC Acute retrograde type A aortic dissection: morphologic analysis and clinical implications. J Surg Res . 2017 Jun 1;213:39-45
[PubMed ID: 28601330]
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]