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Fergal Fleming, M.B.B.Ch.

Cancer, Surgery

Clinical Interests

Colorectal; Colorectal Surgery; Gastrointestinal, Foregut, Stomach, Liver Cancer

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 273-2727

Fax: (585) 276-2203

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Professional Background

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.



MB BCh BAO, B Med Sci | University College Dublin

AFRCSI | Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

MD | University College Dublin

FRCS | Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2009 - 06/30/2011
Fellowship in Colon & Rectal Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2004 - 06/30/2009
Residency in General Surgery at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

07/01/2001 - 06/30/2004
Research in at St. Vincent's University Hospital

07/01/1999 - 06/30/2001
Residency in Surgery at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

07/01/1998 - 06/30/1999
Internship in General Surgery at Mater Misericordiae Hospital

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Career Development Award
Sponsor: Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

Diploma in Cancer Chemoprevention
Sponsor: National Cancer Institute
Location: MD, USA

JMS Doctor Awards
Sponsor: Irish Journal of Medical Science

27th Millin Lecturer, November 2004
Sponsor: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

William O'Keeffe Memorial Prize
Sponsor: Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland

RCSI/SARS Surgical Research Fellowship
Sponsor: Society of Academic and Research Surgery
Location: Royal Colleges of Surgeons in Ireland and England

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Journal Articles

Becerra AZ, Wexner SD, Dietz DW, Xu Z, Aquina CT, Justiniano CF, Swanger AA, Temple LK, Noyes K, Monson JR, Fleming FJ. "Nationwide Heterogeneity in Hospital-Specific Probabilities of Rectal Cancer Understaging and Its Effects on Outcomes." Annals of surgical oncology.. 2018 Aug 0; 25(8):2332-2339. Epub 2018 May 30.

Brady JT, Xu Z, Scarberry KB, Saad A, Fleming FJ, Remzi FH, Wexner SD, Winchester DP, Monson JRT, Lee L, Dietz DW, . "Evaluating the Current Status of Rectal Cancer Care in the US: Where We Stand at the Start of the Commission on Cancer's National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer." Journal of the American College of Surgeons.. 2018 May 0; 226(5):881-890. Epub 2018 Mar 23.

Aquina CT, Becerra AZ, Fleming FJ, Becerra AZ. "Reply to Letter to the Editor "30-day Readmission Following Operative Management of Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction"." Annals of surgery.. 2018 Mar 0; 267(3):e57.