Fergal J. Fleming, M.B.B.Ch.

Fergal J. Fleming, M.B.B.Ch.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box SURG
Rochester, NY 14642

Professional Bio

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.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Diploma in Cancer Chemoprevention | National Cancer Institute | MD, USA 2007
JMS Doctor Awards | Irish Journal of Medical Science 2004
27th Millin Lecturer, November 2004 | Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2004
William O'Keeffe Memorial Prize | Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2003
RCSI/SARS Surgical Research Fellowship | Society of Academic and Research Surgery | Royal Colleges of Surgeons in Ireland and England 2002

Recent Journal Articles

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2015 Feb
Aquina CT, Rickles AS, Probst CP, Kelly KN, Deeb AP, Monson JR, Fleming FJ, . "Visceral obesity, not elevated BMI, is strongly associated with incisional hernia after colorectal surgery." Diseases of the colon and rectum. 2015 Feb; 58(2):220-7.
2015 Jan
Aquina CT, Kelly KN, Probst CP, Iannuzzi JC, Noyes K, Langstein HN, Monson JR, Fleming FJ. "Surgeon volume plays a significant role in outcomes and cost following open incisional hernia repair." Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. 2015 Jan; 19(1):100-10; discussion 110. Epub 2014 Aug 14.
2014 Sep
Kelly KN, Fleming FJ, Aquina CT, Probst CP, Noyes K, Pegoli W, Monson JR. "Disease severity, not operative approach, drives organ space infection after pediatric appendectomy." Annals of surgery. 2014 Sep; 260(3):466-71; discussion 472-3.
2014 May
Iannuzzi JC, Chandra A, Kelly KN, Rickles AS, Monson JR, Fleming FJ. "Risk score for unplanned vascular readmissions." Journal of vascular surgery. 2014 May; 59(5):1340-7.e1. Epub 2014 Jan 18.
2014 Apr
McCartan D, Fleming FJ, Grace PA. "Perforated appendicitis: does rural residency really explain the delay?" Annals of surgery. 2014 Apr; 259(4):e58.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Surgery, Colorectal Surgery (SMD) - Primary
Assistant Professor - Cancer Center


FRCS | Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland2009
MD | University College Dublin2004
AFRCSI | Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland2001
MB BCh BAO, B Med Sci | University College Dublin1998

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Colon & Rectal Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/2009 - 06/30/2011
Residency in General Surgery at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland07/01/2004 - 06/30/2009
Research at St. Vincent's University Hospital07/01/2001 - 06/30/2004
Residency in Surgery at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland07/01/1999 - 06/30/2001
Internship in General Surgery at Mater Misericordiae Hospital07/01/1998 - 06/30/1999