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Nicole Fleming, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Gynecologic Oncology, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Center Medical Director, MD Anderson Sugar Land Cancer Center, Sugar Land, TX

Bio Statement

 Dr. Fleming is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Fleming returns to the Houston area after completing her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center and fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center.

 As a member of the M. D. Anderson Outreach Program, Dr. Fleming provides medical and surgical care to women with gynecologic malignancies in the greater Houston area.  She has privileges at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, the Woman’s Hospital of Texas, Methodist Hospital, and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital which enable patients to be seen in a private-practice office setting with access to the amenities and specialized services of M. D. Anderson Cancer Center including clinical trials. Dr. Fleming believes in working closely with the patient and the referring doctor in order to provide quality care through a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach.

Dr. Fleming has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, including robotic-assisted laparoscopy, for appropriate patients with cervical, endometrial, and early-stage ovarian cancers.  Minimally invasive surgery has revolutionized care for patients with gynecologic malignancies while improving patients’ quality of life postoperatively. In addition to providing excellent patient care, Dr. Fleming continues to pursue her research interests which include surgical innovation and outcomes in gynecologic malignancies, and personalizing treatment options for patients with ovarian and endometrial cancer. She has authored and co-authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals on these and other subjects.  In addition, she has been invited to write book chapters on a variety of topics in gynecologic oncology. 

Dr. Fleming is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, and American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. In addition, she serves as reviewer for several journals including Gynecologic Oncology and Annals of Surgical Oncology.

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2004 University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX, MD, Medicine
2000 Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, BS, Summa Cum Laude, Biomedical Science

Postgraduate Training

7/2008-6/2011 Clinical Fellowship, Gynecologic Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
7/2004-6/2008 Clinical Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Board Certifications

11/2012 American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Surgery Working Group, 9/2011-present
Member, Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Endometrial Working Group, 9/2011-present
Member, Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Developmental Therapeutics Working Group, 9/2011-present
Member, Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Fellowship Planning Committee, 9/2011-present

Honors and Awards

2012 GCF Carol's Cause Award for Outstanding Paper by Fellow/Resident
2010-2011 UCLA K30 Graduate Training Program in Translational Investigation, University of California Los Angeles
2010 AACR Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology Workshop, Aspen, CO
2007-2008 Administrative Chief Resident, Duke University Medical Center
2007-2008 Outstanding Surgeon Award, Duke University Medical Center
2007 Felix Rutledge Fellowship, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
2006-2007 Medical Student Teaching Award, Duke University Medical Center
2003-2004 Developmental Anatomy Award, University of Texas Medical School
2003-2004 Neuroscience Award, University of Texas Medical School
2001-2003 Massenburg Scholarship, University of Texas Medical School
2001-2002 George Longshie Scholarship, University of Texas Medical School
2001-2002 Joe T. Nelson Scholarship Award, University of Texas Medical School
1999-2000 Outstanding Biomedical Science Student Award, Texas A&M University
1996-2000 Dean's Honor List, Texas A&M University
1995-1996 Scholarship - AT&T Academic Award, Texas A&M University
1995-1996 Scholarship - Meadow's Foundation, Texas A&M University
1995-1996 Scholarship - Texas A&M Opportunity Award, Texas A&M University

Professional Memberships

American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy
Member, 10/2011-present
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Junior Fellow in Practice, 1/2004-present
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Member, 1/2010-present
Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
Member, 1/2009-present

Selected Publications


1. Fleming ND. Extraperitoneal Lymphadenectomy in Gynecologic Malignancies. AAGL NewsScope 26(7), 2012.

Book Chapters

1. Fleming ND, Coleman RL, Sood AK. Clinical Decision Support Project. In: Targeted Therapies in Ovarian Cancer. In Press.
2. Fleming ND, Farias-Eisner R. Malignant Diseases of the Ovary and Fallopian Tube. In: DiSaia: Women’s Health Review: A Clinical Update in Obstetrics-Gynecology. Elsevier. In Press.
3. Fleming ND, Dorigo O, Goodman A. Premalignant and Malignant Disorders of the Uterine Corpus. In: Current Diagnosis and Treatment: Obstetrics and Gynecology 11th edition. McGraw-Hill. In Press.
4. Fleming ND. Fertility Preservation in the Gynecologic Cancer Patient. In: Gynecologic Oncology: Evidence-Based Perioperative and Supportive Care, 2nd edition. Wiley-Blackwell: Hoboken, NJ, 2011.

Last updated: 8/19/2015