Research and Interests
Sleep Disorders and Psychiatry
Dr. Fleming completed his undergraduate medical training at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland in 1973. On completion of his internship at the University of Western Ontario, he came to UBC to study Psychiatry becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1978. Interested in the REM sleep findings associated with depression, he obtained further training in Sleep Medicine at Stanford and was certified as a clinical polysomnographer in 1986. He is a Diplomate of both the American Boards of Neurology and Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine, a Fellow of the Clinical Sleep Society and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. His research interests are in sleep and psychiatric disorders and the psychopharmacology of sleep and wakefulness. He is the former Co-Director of the Sleep Disorders Program, UBC Hospital, Vancouver and is the Associate Head for Education in the Department of Psychiatry, UBC.