Michael Fleming MD, MPH

Professor Emer
(608) 263-9953

Michael F. Fleming, MD, MPH, is a tenured Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences Instutitue of Medicine in 2005, the first UW physician faculty member elected to this prestigous group.

Following completion of a family practice residency in Milwaukee in 1977 he was solo practitioner in a rural community until 1981. For the next five years he was a faculty member at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill until he joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1986. Over the last 20 years, Dr. Fleming has developed a research program focused on the prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug use disorders. He has been the Principal Investigator on 14 NIH grants.

Current research includes an alcohol trial with college students, an alcohol trial in post partum women, a ritalin trial in children with ADHD and FASD, A biomarker study in patietns admitted for trauma, a naturalistic prospective study of patients receiving opioid therapy for chronic pain and an education intervention using virtual reality software to teach docs how to screen and conduct brief intervention with patients who drink too much.

He is director of a the UW Madison CTSA Research education and career development programs which includes 21 KL2 scholars, a Pre and post doc T32, an MS PhD prgram in clinical research, Capstone training programs in type I and type 2 research, a faculty mentoring program and numerous workshops and seminars in clinical research.

Dr. Fleming is also is the director of the inpatient addiction medicine consult service at the University of Wisconsin Hospital.