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Assistant Professor of Surgery

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Maria Lucia Madariaga, MD, is a highly skilled thoracic surgeon who specializes in a wide range of lung conditions, including airway disorders, benign and cancerous esophageal disease, and metastatic tumors. Dr. Madariaga has particular expertise in treating patients with complex airway disorders, such as tracheal stenosis, tracheomalacia and tracheal cancers, and performing lung transplants.

Dr. Madariaga also has extensive background in transplant immunology and large animal research, and she is the principal investigator of the organ perfusion laboratory at the University of Chicago. Her research has been published in several highly respected, peer-reviewed journals, including the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and American Journal of Transplantation.

Along with her clinical and academic pursuits, Dr. Madariaga is also passionate about mentoring medical school students and residents, providing guidance, insight and advice as they move through their careers.  

Medical Education

  • Harvard University Medical School


  • Massachusetts General Hospital


  • Massachusetts General Hospital


  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish