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Roger A. Fleischman, MD, PhD

Section Chief, Hematology/Oncology, Lexington VA Hospital

Practice areas

  • Hematology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation

Faculty rank

Associate Professor of Medicine

Clinic information

Clinical interests

  • Hematology
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Myelodysplastic Disorders
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders



Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass.


Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston


University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia

Certifications or Special training

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology

Additional information


My name is Roger A. Fleischman; I received my undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard College and Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Mass. After a medical residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, I completed a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. During the fellowship, I also engaged in basic research in the biology of blood and bone marrow stem cells at the Institute for Cancer Research at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.

I accepted my first faculty position in Hematology/Oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas in 1983 and served as a practicing clinician at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas as well as a clinical and basic researcher into the molecular causes of bone marrow and stem cell disorders.

In 1993, I left Texas for the University of Kentucky and was appointed an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in the Hematology/Oncology Division. As part of my duties at UK HealthCare, I also serve as Chief of the Hematology/Oncology Section at the Lexington VA Hospital. At UK HealthCare, I see patients primarily with lymphoma, leukemia, and other bone marrow disorders.

I have published many research papers and abstracts and my research has been presented at numerous meetings both national and international. I was also recently recognized by the Hematology/Oncology fellows for outstanding teaching. I received 2015 designation as a Distinguished Emeritus Member by the American Society of Hematology for “exemplary service and efforts in the advancement of the field of hematology”. I am married to Dr. Elizabeth Piercy, an Infectious Disease specialist in private practice in Lexington and we have two daughters.