Neal Wayne Fleming, M.D., Ph.D. for UC Davis Health

Neal Wayne Fleming, M.D., Ph.D.

Vice Chair for Education

Neal Wayne Fleming is not currently accepting new patients. For assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).




Cardiovascular Anesthesia

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4150 V St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Fleming has clinical interests in the care of patients with complex diseases undergoing cardiovascular or thoracic surgical procedures. He is board certified in Advanced Peri-operative Transesophageal Echocardiography. He is interested the the use of advanced physiologic monitoring to improve patient outcomes.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Fleming's research interests include neuromuscular physiology and pharmacology and clinical physiologic monitoring. This includes the development of advanced monitoring of new physiologic parameters that could improve patient safety and peri-operative outcomes.


Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesia

Undergraduate School

B.A., Grinnell College, Grinnell IA 1977

Medical School

M.D., University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City KS 1981

Other School

Ph.D., Georgetown University, Washington DC 1989


Anesthesiology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington DC 1982-1985


Anesthesiology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington DC 1985-1986

Vanguard Award Edwards LifeSciences, "In recognition commitment to advancing the practice of critical care medicine", 2018

Nominated and accepted into the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA), AUA membership is an honor. Candidate nominations must be made by an Associate Member and voted upon by all AUA members prior to admission, 2017

Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award, University if California Davis, Davis, CA, 2011

Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, UC Davis Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, 1993, 1994, 2001, 2004, 2009

Peter Lagarias Distinguished Volunteer Service Award, Rotaplast International, 2008

Vice Chancellor & Director's Award, UC Davis Health System, 2006

NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship-- National Research Service Award, 1986, 1987, 1988

Robert Dripps Memorial Award for Outstanding Graduate Resident in Anesthesiology, 1985

Honorable Mention, Medical Student Research Award, 1979

Peter T. Bohan Scholar, 1977, 1978

Undergraduate- Phi Beta Kappa, Graduated with Honors in Chemistry, Mortarboard and Friars Honor Societies,

Fritz C, Viault N, Baptiste F, Edlinger-Stanger M, McGregor H, Cholley B, Fleming N. Percutaneous cannulation for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO): a method for pig experimental models. MethodsX. 2020;7:100979. Published online 2020 Jun 29. doi:10.1016/j.mex.2020.100979.

Tsymbal E, Ayala S, Singh A, Applegate II RL, Fleming NW. Study of Early Warning for Desaturation Provided by Oxygen Reserve Index in Obese Patients. Clinical Monitoring and Computing. 2020 May 18. doi:10.1007/s10877-020-00531-w.

Fleming NW, Singh A, Lee L, Applegate II RL.Oxygen Reserve Index: Utility as an early warning for desaturation in critically ill patients. Anesthesia & Analgesia. 2020 Feb.

Liu H, Fuhai J, Ke P, Applegate II RL, Fleming N. Sedation after Cardiac Surgery - Is One Drug Better Than Another? Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2017;124(4):1061-70.

Fleming N, Sisitki M, Bohringer CH. Anesthesia for Patients with Asthma, Gershwin ME, Albertson TE, (ed). Bronchial Asthma: A Guide for Practical Understanding and Treatment, 6th Edition, Springer, New York. 2011:345-59.

Judge O, Ji F, Fleming N, Liu H. Current use of the pulmonary artery catheter in cardiac surgery: a survey study. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015 Feb;29(1):69-75.

Santosa CM, Rose DD, Fleming NW. The Utility of 3D Left Atrial Volume and Mitral Flow Velocities as Guides for Acute Volume Resuscitation. Biomed Res Int. 2015;2015:697327.

Ji F, Li J, Fleming N, Rose D, Liu H. Reliability of a new 4th generation FloTrac algorithm to track cardiac output changes in patients receiving phenylephrine. J Clin Monit Comput. 2015 Aug;29(4):467-73.

Ji F, Li Z, Nguyen H, Young N, Shi P, Fleming N, Liu H. Perioperative dexmedetomidine improves outcomes of cardiac surgery. Circulation. 2013 Apr 16;127(15):1576-84.

Zhong C, Fleming N, Lu X, Moore P, Liu H. Age-associated differences in gene expression in response to delayed anesthetic preconditioning. Age (Dordr). 2012 Dec;34(6):1459-72.