Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

James D. Maloney, MD

  • Transplant Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Pediatric Transplant Surgery
James D. Maloney, MD


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.

Languages spoken
  • English

Practice locations

    Education & credentials

    Board certifications
    • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
    Medical School
    • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

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

    • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI
    • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI


    Additional conditions and treatments
    • Advanced Lung Disease
    • Barrett's Esophagus
    • Bronchoscopy
    • Chronic indwelling pleural catheters (PleurX)
    • Endoscopic Photodynamic Therapy
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Fluoresence Endoscopic Surveillance
    • Hyperhidrosis
    • Laparoscopic Gastrectomy
    • Lobectomy
    • Lung Nodule
    • Lung Reduction Therapy
    • Lung Surgery
    • Lung Transplant Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
    • Myasthenia Gravis
    • Myasthenia Gravis
    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Robotic Thoracic Surgery
    • Sympathectomy
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thoracoscopic Talc Pleurodesis
    • Thoracoscopy
    • Thymectomy
    • VATS Lobectomy
    • VATS Thymectomy

    Research and publications

    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.