Faculty

Department of Surgery faculty members, both physicians and scientists, are world-renown in their subspecialties. Faculty members are passionate in their clinical care and research practices, as well as being mentors for medical students and trainees. The department also invests significant funds to provide protected time and lab space for junior faculty to perform research.

Fernando Fleischman

Fernando Fleischman

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery;Director of the Aortic Center;Associate Program Director for the Residency Program
Surgery
HCT 1520 San Pablo Street, Suite 4300 Off Campus Los Angeles

Symptomatic Intragraft Thrombus following Endovascular Repair of Blunt Thoracic Aortic InjuryAnn Vasc Surg. 2017 Jul; 42:305. e7-305. e12. . View in PubMed

Lift Sandwich Grafting Enables Transfemoral Abdominal Aortic Branch Incorporation during Endovascular Aortic Repair for Chronic Type B Aortic DissectionAnn Vasc Surg. 2019 May; 57:50. e1-50. e8. . View in PubMed

In-Situ Fenestration of a PTFE Thoracic Aortic Stent Graft for Delayed Left Subclavian Artery Revascularization Following Frozen Elephant Trunk Repair of Type A Aortic DissectionAnn Vasc Surg. 2020 Feb; 63:459. e9-459. e15. . View in PubMed

Triage and management of aortic emergencies during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic: A consensus document supported by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) and Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (ASCVTS) Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2020 Oct 30; 218492320974505. . View in PubMed

Complications Associated with Lumbar Drain Placement for Endovascular Aortic Repair J Vasc Surg. 2020 Oct 11. . View in PubMed

Periscope sandwich stenting as an alternative to open cervical revascularization of left subclavian artery during zone 2 thoracic endovascular aortic repair J Vasc Surg. 2020 Jul 01. . View in PubMed

The Disparity Between Public Utilization and Surgeon Awareness of the STS Patient Education Website Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 07; 110(1):284-289. . View in PubMed

Endovascular septal fenestration using a radiofrequency wire to salvage inadvertent false lumen deployment of a frozen elephant trunk stent graft J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech. 2019 Dec; 5(4):553-556. . View in PubMed

Impact of proximal seal zone length and intramural hematoma on clinical outcomes and aortic remodeling after thoracic endovascular aortic repair for aortic dissections J Vasc Surg. 2019 Apr; 69(4):987-995. . View in PubMed

Anatomic suitability for "off-the-shelf" thoracic single side-branched endograft in patients with type B aortic dissection J Vasc Surg. 2019 12; 70(6):1776-1781. . View in PubMed

Image Predictors of Treatment Outcome after Thoracic Aortic Dissection Repair Radiographics. 2018 Nov-Dec; 38(7):1949-1972. . View in PubMed

Selective Aortic Arch and Root Replacement in Repair of Acute Type A Aortic Dissection Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Feb; 105(2):505-512. . View in PubMed

Optimal Approach for Repair of Left Atrial-Esophageal Fistula Complicating Radiofrequency Ablation Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 05; 105(5):e229-e231. . View in PubMed

Acute Type A Aortic Dissection Cardiol Clin. 2017 Aug; 35(3):331-345. . View in PubMed

Diagnostic and Treatment Dilemmas of the Aortic Arch Cardiol Clin. 2017 Aug; 35(3):347-355. . View in PubMed

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

Comparison of intravascular ultrasound- and centerline computed tomography-determined aortic diameters during thoracic endovascular aortic repair J Vasc Surg. 2017 10; 66(4):1184-1191. . View in PubMed

Management of patients with acute aortic syndrome through a regional rapid transport system J Vasc Surg. 2017 Jan; 65(1):21-29. . View in PubMed

Type A Aortic Dissection Repair: How I Teach It Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jan; 103(1):14-17. . View in PubMed

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 veinFertil Steril. 2012 Nov; 98(5):1341-5. e1. . View in PubMed

Iatrogenic tracheal injury Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Mar; 93(3):1001. . View in PubMed

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.
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