Arthur Wallace Fleming, M.D. is a native of Johnson City, Tennessee (TN) and graduated from High School in Oak Ridge, TN. He received a BA degree in Chemistry from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and a M.o. degree "With Distinction" from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
He completed an internship, general surgery residency, and thoracic surgery residency at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) in Washington, D.C. and a research fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), all during the timeframe of the Vietnam Conflict (1965 - 1974).
Dr. Fleming is a diplomat of both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery; and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FAC.S.) and the American College of Chest Physicians (F.C.C.P.).
After completing his surgical training, Dr. Fleming served nine years on the staff of the Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Service at the WRAMC. In addition, he served his last five years as Director of the Division of Surgery at WRAIR. After 17 years of service at the WRAMC, Dr. Fleming made a decision to accept the position as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science and as Chief of Surgery at the King-Drew Medical Center (KDMC).
He also served as Program Director for a new General Surgery Residency Program which was established in 1983 and served for 20 years (1983 -2003). He also served as Chief of the Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (1998 to 2003).
In addition, he served as Trauma Director for a newly established Level I Trauma Center from 1983 to 1999 at the KDMC and oversaw over 3,000 major trauma injuries per year or over 50,000 major trauma victims over the 16 years he served as Trauma Director.
Furthermore, Dr. Fleming served as Clinical Professor of Surgery at UCLA (1983 - 2003) and as Vice-Chairman of the Department of Surgery at UCLA (1998 - 2003); and is currently Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD.
Dr. Fleming has received 47 awards in his professional career; he has written seven book chapters; published 57 articles and 16 abstracts; produced one movie and seven exhibits; and has given 129 presentations throughout the United States.
Dr. Fleming is currently Professor Emeritus of Surgery at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science and serves as a consultant for Complex Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery cases. He is involved with organized medicine in numerous elected or appointed positions.
Dr. Fleming is married to Dolores Caffey-Fleming and they have eight children. Dr. Fleming and Mrs. Dolores Caffey-Fleming received the 2007 award as Angels of the Year from the Angels of Hope Chapter of the City of Hope Cancer Center