Following ENT training in Cape Town, Professor Fagan completed fellowships at the University of Pittsburgh in Head and Neck, Cranial Base Surgery and Otology/Neurotology. Since then he has spent much of his career seeking to advance head and neck surgery in Africa and the developing world.
He founded the African Head and Neck Society and the University of Cape Town’s Karl Storz Fellowship in Advanced Head and Neck Surgery, and publishes two open access surgical textbooks. He has authored >200 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. He was awarded an International Federation of Otolaryngology Societies (IFOS) gold medal and the Nikhil J. Bhatt MD International Public Service Award by the AAO-HNSF for his contributions to Otolaryngology.