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Dr. Declan Fleming

Dr. Declan Fleming, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Declan Fleming, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Declan Fleming, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Declan Fleming was born in Austin in 1961. He was raised in San Antonio and in Austin, graduating from Austin High School in 1979. He attended the University of Texas before transferring to Houston Baptist University where he majored in Biology and Chemistry and competed on the varsity Gymnastics Team.

After graduating with Honors from HBU in 1984, he attended the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, earning his M.D. in 1988. He then completed a Residency in General Surgery at UTMB and a postdoctoral research fellowship in burns, trauma, and critical care at the Shriners’ Burns Institute in Galveston, Texas. In 1994, Following the completion of his training in General Surgery, Dr. Fleming undertook a three-year fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. While completing this clinical and research fellowship, Dr. Fleming served as a Junior Faculty Associate at the Cancer Center. During his time at the MDACC, Dr. Fleming earned the Marvin M. Romsdahl Clinical Excellence Award and an American Cancer Society Clinical Oncology Fellowship Award.

Dr. Fleming returned to UTMB in 1997 as an Assistant Professor in Surgery and became the Chief of the Section of Surgical Oncology at the Medical Branch. During that time he was active in clinical and basic science research in the field of Surgical Oncology, initiated and conducted clinical trials in the care of patients with melanoma, colon, breast, pancreatic, and liver cancers, and taught medical students and residents.

After four years on the faculty at UTMB, Dr. Fleming recognized that there was a lack of surgeons with formal training in Surgical Oncology in his hometown of Austin. He returned to Austin in 2001 and joined the Surgical Associates of Austin where he established a practice centered on the surgical care of patients with cancer. He remains active in cancer clinical trials and advocacy. He serves as the Cancer Liaison Physician to the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer for both the Seton Health Network and the St. David’s Medical Center. He has been a member of the Colorectal Cancer Steering Committee for the American Cancer Society, Texas Division for the past six years, and he serves on the Board of Medical Directors for Hospice Austin. He continues to lecture in the field of Surgical Oncology and Cancer Prevention and to serve as a preceptor for medical students, surgical residents, and fellows in subspecialty oncology training.

Dr. Fleming is a member of numerous Medical Specialty Societies including the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the American Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association, and the Christian Medical and Dental Associations.

Dr. Fleming has been married to his wife Diane for over 15 years. They have three children, John, Jacob, and Rachel. He enjoys spending as much of his free time as possible with his family, riding his bicycle, reading, or in church-related activities.