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Professor Graham Fieggen

Graham Fieggen
Medical School University of Cape Town
Postgraduate qualifications MSc (Neuroscience) University of London


MD (Neurosurgery) University of Cape Town


FCS (SA) (Neurosurgery)

Year of Registration 1997
Further training Paediatric Neurosurgery under the mentorship of Professor Jonathan C Peter at Red Cross Children’s Hospital


Short-term visits to units in Munich, Paris and San Francisco

Areas of interest Paediatric Neurosurgery


Functional Neurosurgery


Global Surgery


Education and Training in Surgery



Current positions Helen and Morris Mauerberger Professor and Head of Division University of Cape Town


Head of Clinical Department, Neurosurgery Groote Schuur Hospital

Paediatric Neurosurgeon Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital


Director, UCT Neuroscience Institute University of CApe Town


Head, Department of Surgery (2017-2021) University of Cape Town


Patron, Student Surgical Society University of Cape Town

Professional affiliations


International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (President 2018, Annual Meeting Chairman 2008)

World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (2nd Vice President 2017-2019)

Continental Association of African Neurosurgical Societies (President 2014-2016)

Society of Neurosurgeons of South Africa (2018-2020)

College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa (Councillor)



American Association of Neurological Surgeons (iFAANS)

American Academy of Neurological Surgeons (Corresponding member)

World Academy of Neurological Surgeons (Member)

European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (Teaching Faculty for Annual Course 2010-2012)

World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (Chairman of local organizing committee for 2011 Interim Meeting)

Editorial Boards: Neurosurgery, The Guide (ISPN electronic textbook)