INT'L MEDICAL DIR - BUMRUNGRAD INTERNATIONAL HOSPITAL
Dr. Erik Fleischman is a licensed California physician since 1988. After a brief period of training in General Surgery he completed residency training in Oncology in Southern California and Oncology fellowship training in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Following his specialty training he returned to the USA where the HIV/AIDS epidemic was rapidly becoming the most deadly health issue in modern history. He joined the fight against AIDS in one of Southern California’s largest private HIV/AIDS treatment practices. Over the next twelve years Dr. Fleischman incorporated alternative medicine (acupuncture/Chinese Medicine/anti-aging/exercise) into his practice to develop a complete and holistic focus on his patients’ health
In 1997, Dr. Fleischman began participating in international charitable medical projects. (SEVA Foundation in Tibet).
In 2003 Dr. Fleischman left his California practice and moved to Thailand to pursue full time international medical work in resource poor areas of the world. He was hired as a Senior Clinical Advisor for the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative and spent seven years with the foundation working on three continents. His work took him to over fifteen countries in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Eastern Europe where he advised on best clinical practices of HIV/AIDS/TB and associated illnesses.
Dr. Fleischman has received a Lifetime Humanitarian Award for his HIV/AIDS and refugee work in eight African countries from the International First Ladies of Africa Summit in Los Angeles, California in 2013.
Also during his time abroad, Dr. Fleischman was employed by International SOS as a Consulting Physician advising the development of best clinical care in austere and difficult remote regions of the world.
In 2014 Dr. Fleischman joined the fight against the Ebola epidemic as Assistant Medical Director and Director of Training for four rural USAID funded Ebola Treatment Units in remote Liberia. He was responsible for the training of over 500 local Liberian Ebola workers.
Dr. Fleischman is currently the International Medical Director of Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. Bumrungrad Hospital was recently ranked as the ninth best international hospital in the world treating 1.2 million patients per year with 50% of the patients come to Thailand from abroad for treatment.
Dr. Fleischman has continued his passion for challenging medical work around the world. He has over 25 years of clinical experience in the private, public and remote and urban medical sectors domestically and internationally. He complements this experience with skills in medical practice management, clinic and practice development and international government and private sector medical consultation.