The University of Rochester Medical Center is pleased to announce Fergal J. Fleming,
MB BCh BAO, MD, FRCS has been appointed an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Oncology. He has been a Fellow in the URMC Division of Colorectal Surgery since 2009.
Dr. Fleming was awarded his medical degree from the University College of Dublin, Ireland
in 1998. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Dr. Fleming's surgical
residency included extensive training in general, vascular and hepatobiliary surgery, as well
as dedicated training in colorectal surgery. He was successfully awarded the Intercollegiate
Specialist Examination (UK and Ireland) in general surgery with a sub-specialty interest in
colorectal surgery in 2009. In addition to being licensed to practice medicine in the state of New York, Dr. Fleming is on the Specialist Register of the Irish Medical Council in recognition of his specialist training in the field of surgery.
Throughout his clinical training, Dr. Fleming's academic career flourished with numerous peer-reviewed publications in international journals, as well as distinguished prizes and awards, including a Surgical Research Fellowship in 2002 and the Irish Journal of Medical Science Doctor Award, Surgical Section in 2004. He was also awarded a diploma in Cancer Chemoprevention from the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland in 2007.
Dr. Fleming is a member of many professional organizations including the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland. He looks forward to providing URMC patients with the highest international standards of surgical care, including advances in minimally invasive surgery, at both Highland Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital.
Lee Y, Fleming FJ, Deeb AP, Gunzler D, Messing S, Monson JR. "A laparoscopic approach reduces short-term complications and length of stay following ileocolic resection in Crohn's disease: an analysis of outcomes from the NSQIP database." Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of
Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland. 2012 May; 14(5):572-7.
Fleming FJ, Kim MJ, Gunzler D, Messing S, Monson JR, Speranza JR. "It's the procedure not the patient: the operative approach is independently associated with an increased risk of complications after rectal prolapse repair." Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of
Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland. 2012 Mar; 14(3):362-8.
McCartan DP, Fleming FJ, Hill AD. "Patient and surgeon factors are associated with the use of laparoscopy in appendicitis." Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of
Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland. 2012 Feb; 14(2):243-9.
Fleming FJ, Påhlman L, Monson JR. "Neoadjuvant therapy in rectal cancer." Diseases of the colon and rectum. 2011 Jul; 54(7):901-12.
Kim MJ, Fleming FJ, Gunzler DD, Messing S, Salloum RM, Monson JR. "Laparoscopic appendectomy is safe and efficacious for the elderly: an analysis using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Project database." Surgical endoscopy. 2011 Jun; 25(6):1802-7. Epub 2011 Feb 07.