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Fernando Fleischman, M.D.

Fernando Fleischman, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Keck School of Medicine of USC

Dr. Fernando Fleischman was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to Los Angeles, California as a young boy.  He grew up in Los Angeles attending UCLA where he graduated with Honors with a degree in History and Biology.  There he received various awards including Dean’s list honors for 4 straight years.  He then proceeded to medical school in Puerto Rico where he saw first-hand rare ailments not seen in other parts of the world. He had the opportunity of volunteering around the island taking care of patients under very difficult conditions.

He graduated with honors from medical school and took that knowledge to New Jersey.  At UMDNJ he furthered his surgical education receiving numerous teaching awards, including the prestigious Golden Apple Teaching Award.  His strong leadership and command of patient care led to his appointment as Administrative Chief Resident, an honor given to the resident who demonstrates superior leadership skills.

Dr. Fleischman continued his surgical education in cardiothoracic surgery at USC under the tutelage of Dr. Vaughn A. Starnes joining his practice as Assistant Professor of Clinical Cardiothoracic Surgery, July 2011.

Dr. Fleischman will continue to innovate in endovascular surgery, and beyond.  His specific interests cross all aspects of cardiothoracic surgery from valve disease to heart failure treatments.


514 Healthcare Consultation Center
HCC 514, M/C 9202
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9202

Phone: (323) 442-5849
Fax: (323) 442-5825
E-mail: fernandofleisch@gmail.com


  • University of California, Los Angeles, 1994-1999
  • University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, 1999-2003
  • Visiting Scholar Program at Harvard Medical School, 2002

Work Experience

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 2011-present
    Assistant Professor of Surgery, Cardiothoracic Division
  • Director, 3rd year medical student cardiothoracic Clerkship, 2011
    Keck School of Medicine
  • Director, Core Curriculum program, Cardiac Surgery, 2011
    Keck School of Medicine, Dept. of Surgery

Research Experience

  • “The affect of Fructose 6- bisphosphate overexpression in Transgenic mice”
    Irwin J. Kurland, M.D., Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine
  • “Reserve Battalion 101, Browning vs. Goldhagen”
    Honor’s Thesis
    Advisor: Charles Romney, Ph.D.

Hospital Training

  • University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey, 2004-2007
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey, 2007-2008
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 2008-2011


  • “Novel Therapy for Tracheoinnominate fistula”
    Houston Aortic Symposium
    Poster Presentation
    April 2008
  • Acute Myocardial Infarction with Aortic Penetrating Ulcer: Combined CABG and Thoracic aortic stenting.
    Southern California Chapter of American College of Surgeons
    Annual Scientific Meeting
    January 2009
  • Inflammatory Pseudo-tumor of the Lung with Invasion Into Myocardium
    Case Presentation
    Southern California Chapter of American College of Surgeons
    Annual Scientific Meeting
    January 2010


  • F. Fleischman, PM Mcfadden. Iatrogenic Tracheal Injury
    Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2011
    In Press


  • Foreign language proficiency in Spanish


  • Dean’s List ( UCLAà 1997-1999)
  • Member of Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society
  • President, Student Body ( Medical School 2000-2002)
  • Golden Apple teaching  award, 2005, 2006
  • CIR- elected representative for UMDNJ 2004-2008


  • Percutaneous Interventions
  • Minimally Invasive Valve surgery
  • VATS procedures
  • Endovascular techniques


  • Journal of Critical Care


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