Johan Fagan – Biography

Johan Fagan is professor and chairman of Otolaryngology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He completed clinical fellowships in Head and Neck Surgery and Otology/Neurotology at the University of Pittsburgh. He has devoted much of his career to advancing otolaryngology in Africa and in developing countries. To this end, he established fellowship training at the University of Cape Town for African surgeons and founded the African Head and Neck Society (AfHNS). He self-publishes two open access textbooks, The Open Access Atlas of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Operative Surgery, and The Open Access Guide to Audiology and Hearing Aids for Otolaryngologists. He has authored over 250 peer reviewed articles and book chapters, and spearheaded the African Head and Neck Society (AfHNS) Clinical Practice Guidelines for Head and Neck Cancers in Developing Countries and Limited Resource Settings. He was awarded an International Federation of Otorhinolaryngological Societies (IFOS) gold medal and the Nikhil J. Bhatt MD International Public Service Award by the AAO-HNSF for his contributions to Otolaryngology. – Written by Professor Johan Fagan