Director of The Aortic Center
Associate Program Director For The Residency Program
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.
A correlative study of aortic valve rotation angle and thoracic aortic sizes using ECG gated CT angiography. Eur J Radiol. 2017 Apr; 89:60-66. View in: PubMed
Type A Aortic Dissection Repair: How I Teach It. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jan; 103(1):14-17. View in: PubMed
Management of patients with acute aortic syndrome through a regional rapid transport system. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Oct 1. View in: PubMed
Thromboembolism-in-Transit and Patent Foramen Ovale: Should Screening Echocardiogram Be Routine for Thromboembolic Disease? Ochsner J. Thromboembolism-in-Transit and Patent Foramen Ovale: Should Screening Echocardiogram Be Routine for Thromboembolic Disease? Ochsner J. 2016; 16(3):321-3. View in: PubMed
Anomalous coronary arteries: cardiovascular computed tomographic angiography for surgical decisions and planning. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2013 Apr; 4(2):142-54. View in: PubMed
Successful extraction of cardiac-extending intravenous leiomyomatosis through gonadal vein. Fertil Steril. 2012 Nov; 98(5):1341-1345. e1. View in: PubMed
Iatrogenic tracheal injury. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Mar; 93(3):1001. View in: PubMed