Dr. Neal Fleming

Clinical/Research Interests

Dr. Fleming has clinical interests in cardiovascular and thoracic anesthesia.  His research activities are focused on applied cardiovascular monitoring and neuromuscular physiology and pharmacology


Professor of Clinical Anesthesia
Director, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesiology
Vice-Chair, Education, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine


Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesiology


UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA  95817


(916) 734-5046


Grinnell College
Grinnell, Iowa
B.A. 1977

University of Kansas School of Medicine
Kansas City, Kansas
M.D. 1981
Georgetown University
Ph.D. 1989


Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, District of Columbia


Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, District of Columbia
Cardiovascular Anesthesiology & Pharmacology

Board Certifications:

National Board of Medical Examiners, 1983
American Board of Anesthesiology , 1986
National Board of Echocardiography, 2003

Professional Memberships:

American Medical Association
American Society of Anesthesiologists
California Society of Anesthesiologists
International Anesthesia Research Society
International Trauma Anesthesia and Critical Care Society
Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

Select Recent Publications:

2011 Fleming N, Sisitki M, Bohringer CH: Anesthesia for Patients with Asthma, Bronchial Asthma: A Guide for Practical Understanding and Treatment, 6th Edition.

2011 Rose DD, Fleming NW, Kentner R.  Goal-directed therapies for positive patients outcomes: monitoring and volume replacement with 6% hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 in 0.9% sodium chloride for injection.  Anesthesiology News, (December) 30-31.

2010 Liu H, Konia MR, Li Z, Fleming NW.  The comparison of stroke volume variation and arterial pressure based cardiac output with standard hemodynamic measurements during cardiac surgery.  Internet Journal of Anesthesiology 2010, 22(2):1-20.

2009 Kungys G, Rose 0, Fleming NW. Stroke Volume Variation during Acute Normovolemic Hemodilution. Anesth Analg, Dec, 109(6):1823-30.

2007 Deyhimy 01, Fleming NW, Brodkin IG, Liu H. Anesthetic preconditioning combined with postconditioning offers no additional benefit over preconditioning or postconditioning alone. Anesth Analg, 105(2):316-24.

2007 Lee HT, Hennig GW, Fleming NW, Keef KD, Spencer NJ, Ward SM, Sanders KM, Smith TK. The mechanism and spread of pacemaker activity through myenteric interstitial cells of Cajal in human small intestine. Gastroenterology, 132(5):1852-65.

2006 Choi H, Fleming NW, Serikov VB. Contact activation via ICAM-1 induces changes in airway epithelial permeability in vitro. Immunol Invest, 36(1):59-72.

2006 Ro S, Kang SH, Farrelly AM, Ordog T, Partain R, Fleming N, Sanders KM, Kenyon JL, Keef KD. Template switching within exons 3 and 4 of Kv11.1 (HERG) gives rise to a 5' truncated eDNA. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, May (345):1342-9.

2004 Nguyen NT, Anderson JT, Budd M, Fleming NW, Ho HS, Jahr J, Stevens CM, Wolfe BM. Effects of pneumoperitoneum on intraoperative pulmonary mechanics and gas exchange during laparoscopic gastric bypass. Surg Endosc, 18(1):64-71.

2004 Serikov VB, Fleming NW, Talalov VA, Stawitcke FA. Effects of the ventilation pattern and pulmonary blood flow on lung heat transfer. Eur J Appl Physiol, 91:314-23.