Steve Kagen was born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin, where he and his wife Gayle raised four children. His first job was at the Foremost Dairy where he bagged sugar and whey. He later earned an Honors Degree in Molecular Biology and his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Kagen founded the Kagen Allergy Clinics in Appleton, Green Bay, Oshkosh and Fond du Lac and served as an assistant clinical professor of Allergy-Immunology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
He is triple Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology. He is also credited with having discovered many new causes of allergy and asthma, and served for seven years as the exclusive Allergy Consultant to CNN, CNN Airport News, CNN Headline News, and CNN Interactive.
Steve Kagen is the only Wisconsin member of Congress serving on the House Committee on Agriculture, and has seats on the influential Subcommittees on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry; and Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry.
Dr. Kagen also serves on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, having been awarded seats on the Water Resources and Environment; Highways and Transit; and Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittees.