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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

For an appointment or assistance call 859-257-1000 or 800-333-8874 (toll free)

Clinical interests

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



Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass.


Brigham and Women's 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


Roger A. Fleischman, MD, received his 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, he completed his fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. During his fellowship, he 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.

He accepted his 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, Fleischman left Texas for the University of Kentucky and was appointed an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in the Hematology/Oncology Division. As part of his duties at UK HealthCare, he also serves as Chief of the Hematology/Oncology Section at the Lexington VA Hospital. At UK HealthCare, he sees patients primarily with lymphoma, leukemia, and other bone marrow disorders.

He has published many research papers and abstracts and his research has been presented at numerous meetings both national and international. He was also recently recognized by the Hematology/Oncology fellows for outstanding teaching. Fleischman is married to Dr. Elizabeth Piercy, an Infectious Disease specialist in private practice in Lexington and they have two daughters.


Research Publications on NCBI PubMed

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Hematology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation