For nearly two decades, Dr. Agboola O. Fatiregun has had the opportunity to work with and serve patients, a path he chose for himself at the early age of 6! At less than a decade old, Dr. Fatiregun knew he was meant to care for others. From babysitting in high school to mentoring in college, he has been serving others, helping them to get the most of their opportunities, and to create new ones.
When the time to choose his medical specialty came, pediatrics was a natural fit because of his experience working with kids and adolescents throughout his life and his desire to see young people grow and succeed.
He practices because he finds the work gratifying.
And he spends significant portion of his own life with patients, helping them stay healthy, make wise decisions regarding their care and guiding parents in their child raising journeys. Dr. Fatiregun’s personal mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of the children he serves no matter their cultural background or ethnicity.
Born and raised in the city of Brotherly Love (also the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence, and home of the Liberty Bell, the original cheesesteak and the world’s best soft pretzel), he attended Harvard University for his undergraduate education. After graduation, he attended medical school at Drexel University. His residency training took place at NYU Winthrop Hospital on Long Island, New York.
His specialty is pediatrics. He also is fluent in speaking medical Spanish.
Named one of America’s top pediatricians by the Consumers Research Council of America (2008, 2010 – 2012), Dr. Fatiregun was voted the best pediatrician in the 2008 Corsicana Daily Sun reader’s poll.
He loves the diversity and growth of the Metroplex, and he is thrilled to be part of the MacArthur Medical Center team.
When not practicing medicine, he’s investing quality time with his wife – “I married the most beautiful woman in the world, both inside and out,” he said – and raising their four boisterous children (two girls and two boys). Any free time is spent traveling with his family, dabbling in computers and taking in an occasional football or basketball game.