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William Fleischman, MD

Academic Title:

Clinical Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Emergency Medicine

Education and Training

Undergraduate: Touro College

Medical School: University at Buffalo School of Medicine

Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Fellowship - Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program: Yale University


Dr. Fleischman is a native of Brooklyn, NY.  After completing undergraduate studies at Touro College, he studied medicine at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine, trained in emergency medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and completed a health services research fellowship at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at Yale School of Medicine. His research examines how industry ties affect clinician behavior.

Highlighted Publications

Fleischman W, Agrawal S, King M, et al. Association between payments from manufacturers of pharmaceuticals to physicians and regional prescribing: cross sectional ecological study. BMJ. 2016;354:i4189. doi:10.1136/bmj.i4189.

Fleischman W, Ross JS, Melnick ER, Newman DH, Venkatesh AK. Financial Ties Between Emergency Physicians and Industry: Insights From Open Payments Data. Ann Emerg Med. 2016;68(2):153-158. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2016.01.014.

Fleischman W, Ross JS. Industry support of physician education in the USA. J Epidemiol Community Health. September 2016:jech-2015-206592. doi:10.1136/jech-2015-206592.

Parikh K, Fleischman W, Agrawal S. Industry Relationships With Pediatricians: Findings From the Open Payments Sunshine Act. Pediatrics. 2016;137(6):e20154440. doi:10.1542/peds.2015-4440.

Fleischman W, Lowry T, Shapiro J. The Visit-Data Warehouse: Enabling Novel Secondary Use of Health Information Exchange Data. EGEMs Gener Evid Methods Improve Patient Outcomes. 2014;2(1). doi:10.13063/2327-9214.1099.

Nagurney JM, Fleischman W, Han L, Leo-Summers L, Allore HG, Gill TM. Emergency Department Visits Without Hospitalization Are Associated With Functional Decline in Older Persons. Ann Emerg Med. 2017;0(0). doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2016.09.018.

Additional Publication Citations

Melnick ER, O’Brien EGJ, Kovalerchik O, Fleischman W, Venkatesh AK, Taylor RA. The association between physician empathy and variation in imaging use. Acad Emerg Med. June 2016:n/a-n/a. doi:10.1111/acem.13017.

Taylor RA, Pare JR, Venkatesh AK, et al. Prediction of In-hospital Mortality in Emergency Department Patients with Sepsis: A Local Big Data Driven, Machine Learning Approach. Acad Emerg Med. December 2015:n/a-n/a. doi:10.1111/acem.12876.

Rogers RLG, Narvaez Y, Venkatesh AK, et al. Improving emergency physician performance using audit and feedback: a systematic review. Am J Emerg Med. July 2015. doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2015.07.039.

Brooker JA, Hastings JW, Major-Monfried H, et al. The Association Between Medicolegal and Professional Concerns and Chest Pain Admission Rates. Acad Emerg Med. 2015;22(7):n/a-n/a. doi:10.1111/acem.12708.

Shapiro JS, Johnson SA, Angiollilo J, Fleischman W, Onyile A, Kuperman G. Health Information Exchange Improves Identification Of Frequent Emergency Department Users. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013;32(12):2193-2198. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2013.0167.