Dr. Fleishman is the author of companion books, LEARN to Live Through Cancer: What You Need to Know and Do and the Manual of Cancer Treatment Recovery: What the Practitioner Needs to Know and Do. These books offer patients, familes and cancer specialists of many disciplines the foundations to apply sound principles of symptom control and psychosocial care throughout the course of cancer illness, preparing for long term survival and improving quality of life. Dr. Fleishman visits cancer centers across the country for accreditation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, where more than 70% of cancer patients are treated in the USA.
Dr Fleishman has been an investigator at the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (now the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology) since 1986, and was the Vice Chair of its Quality of Life Sub-Committee. His research interests include trials to reverse cancer cachexia, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, testosterone loss in male patients, cognitive impairment and survivorship. He serves on the NCCN Distress Management Guidelines Committee. He is the Founding Director of Cancer Supportive Services of Continuum Cancer Centers of New York: Beth Israel and St. Luke's-Roosevelt, and served as the Associate Chief Medical Officer of Continuum-Jacob Perlow Hospice. He has in the past served as Chair of the Bioethics Committee of the North Shore-LIJ Health System.
Dr. Fleishman is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and the American Cancer Society. In addition to numerous peer reviewed articles, Dr. Fleishman reviews articles for a number of journals. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Fleishman taught in the New York City public schools.