Fagan named chief of Sports Medicine in UAB Department of Family and Community Medicine

The role is a new position in the Department of Family Medicine, and the chief will work with several other departments, including the Sports Medicine Clinic.

                               Kim Fagan, M.D.The Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is adding a chief of Sports Medicine to its faculty this spring. Kim Fagan, M.D., will practice at the UAB-Highlands Clinic and at Children’s of Alabama Sports Medicine Clinic.  

Fagan, a board-certified sports and internal medicine physician, is active in the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and has been honored as one of the Birmingham Top Doctors and Top Women Doctors since 2015. She started her career at UAB and most recently practiced at Fagan Sports and Lifestyle Medicine, her private practice clinic in Birmingham.

“I am excited to rejoin the UAB family,” Fagan said. “My first job out of fellowship training was with UAB in 1991 as the first primary care sports medicine physician. The opportunities at UAB, allowing collaboration with other departments, are extraordinary. I feel like I am coming home.”

Fagan will join Irfan Asif, M.D., chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UAB, and Ian McKeag, M.D., director of UAB’s Sports and Exercise Medicine Fellowship, in enhancing the department’s sports medicine program by collaborating with other School of Medicine departments including the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation on sports medicine projects. She will join the UAB Sports Medicine Clinic team as a physician available to UAB sports teams and patients with sports-related conditions or injuries.

The clinic partners with community teams like the Birmingham Legion FC and UAB Athletics to provide care to the athletes. The clinicians not only treat injuries and conditions, but educate athletes, parents, coaches and trainers on proper protocols and injury prevention techniques. Fagan’s experience in lifestyle and sports medicine makes her a welcome addition to the team. 

“We are excited to add Dr. Fagan to our department and to the Sports Medicine Clinic,” Asif said. “Her years of experience in lifestyle and sports medicine will be an asset as we continue to innovate and collaborate for the good of our patients.”

To learn more about UAB’s Sports Medicine Clinic, visit the clinic’s website.