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

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



Anesthesiology - Cardiovascular and Thoracic




  • Director, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesia
  • Professor of Clinical Anesthesia
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Patient Support Services Building

4150 V St., Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Phone: 916-734-5046
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)



Clinical Interests

Dr. Fleming has clinical interests in cardiovascular monitoring. His research interests are in neuromuscular physiology and pharmacology.


Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesia

Center/Program Affiliation

Cardiovascular Services


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

Ph.D., Georgetown University, Washington DC 1989

B.A., Grinnell College, Grinnell IA 1977


Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington DC 1982-1985


Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington DC 1985-1986

Board Certifications

American Board of Anesthesiology, 1986

National Board of Echocardiography, 2003

National Board of Medical Examiners, 1983

Professional Memberships

American Medical Association

American Society of Anesthesiologists

Association of Anesthesia Clinical Directors (1997-1999)

California Society of Anesthesiologists

International Anesthesia Research Society

International Trauma Anesthesia and Critical Care Society

Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

Select Recent Publications

The comparison of stroke volume variation and arterial pressure-based cardiac output with standard hemodynamic measurements during cardiac surgery. 2010.

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.

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

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

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. 2007;132(5):1852-65.

Lee HT, Hennig GW, Fleming NW, Keef KD, Spencer NJ, Ward SM, Sanders KM, Smith TK. Septal interstitial cells of Cajal conduct pacemaker activity to excite muscle bundles in human jejunum. Gastroenterology. 2007;133:907-17.