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Declan Fleming, MD, FACS


Education

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, MD


Residency/Fellowship

Residency, General Surgery, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Fellowship, Burns, Trauma, and Critical Care, Shriners Burns Institute

Fellowship, General Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Care Information

Clinical Biography

Declan Fleming, MD, FACS, is a board-certified surgical oncologist in UT Health Austin’s Surgical Oncology Clinic. He specializes in the surgical treatment of patients with cancer and has expertise in the treatment of cancers of the pancreas, liver, and stomach, as well as neuroendocrine tumors. Additionally, Dr. Fleming is an assistant professor and the Division Chief of Surgical Oncology for the Dell Medical School Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care. He also serves as the Associate Director for Surgical Services for the Dell Medical School LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes.

Dr. Felming earned his medical degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed a residency in general surgery at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, a fellowship in burns, trauma, and critical care at the Shriners Burns Institute, and a second fellowship in general surgical oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he was honored with the Marvin M. Romsdahl Clinical Excellence Award and the American Cancer Society Clinical Oncology Fellowship Award.

Dr. Fleming currently collaborates with Dr. H. J. Kim in The University of Texas at Austin Department of Biomedical Engineering, working on cutting-edge “Human Organs-on-Chips” to study colon cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases. He also leads research in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) by teaming with members of The University of Texas at Austin Departments of Kinesiology and Physical Education and Nutrition to create a “prehabilitation” program to speed the recovery of patients undergoing surgery for cancer.

Specializations

  • Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery
  • Neuroendocrine tumors
  • Surgical oncology

Board Certification

  • American Board of Surgery

Awards & Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • American Cancer Society Clinical Oncology Fellowship Award
  • Frist Medical Humanitarian Award
  • Marvin M. Romsdahl Clinical Excellence Award
  • Past Chairman, Texas Medical Association Committee on Cancer
  • Past President, Travis County Medical Society
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