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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

After graduating from medical school in 1995, Dr. Afifi trained at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, the University of New Mexico, Albequerque, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania and Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt.  Following his general and plastic surgery residency, he completed three subspecialty fellowships in aesthetic and breast surgery, hand and microsurgery and craniofacial surgery. He also completed a clinical research fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic and was an Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at Cairo University.


His practice at UW Health covers cosmetic surgery and breast reconstruction. He also sees patients at Transformations, our state-of-the-art facility on the far west side of Madison, where his practice is devoted to cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body. Dr. Afifi also receives many referrals for nerve decompression surgeries in the craniofacial region for patients with headaches and migraines.


Cosmetic Surgery (Transformations)

Hand Surgery and Microsurgery

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

UW Health Clinics

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
UnityPoint Health - Meriter (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education


Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Cairo University Hospitals, Cairo, Egypt

Pediatric Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Aesthetic and Breast Reconstruction Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH



Residency Cairo University Hospitals, Cairo, Egypt
Medical School Cairo University, Egypt, 1995

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.
PubMed Articles
Khalil AA Ibrahim A Afifi AM . Response to: Comment to "No-Drain Single Incision Liposuction Pull-Through Technique for Gynecomastia". Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2017 Aug;41(4):992
[PubMed ID: 28374289]
Tang SY Israel JS Afifi AM . Breast Implant Illness: Symptoms, Patient Concerns, and the Power of Social Media. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jul 17;
[PubMed ID: 28753149]
Yacoub M Hosny H Afifi A . Improving postoperative outcome of congenital heart surgery in low/middle-income countries: climbing mount excellence. Heart. 2017 Jul 6;
[PubMed ID: 28684439]
Nayar HS Afifi AA . Discussion: The Characteristics and Short-Term Surgical Outcomes of Adolescent Gynecomastia by B.S. Choi et al. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2017 Jun 21;
[PubMed ID: 28639067]
Ollech CJ Block LM Afifi AM Poore SO . Effect of Drain Placement on Infection, Seroma, and Return to Operating Room in Expander-Based Breast Reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2017 Jun 1;
[PubMed ID: 28671886]
Abushouk AI Ismail A Salem AMA Afifi AM Abdel-Daim MM . Cardioprotective mechanisms of phytochemicals against doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity. Biomed Pharmacother. 2017 Jun;90:935-946
[PubMed ID: 28460429]
Garg RK King TW Sanchez R Afifi AM . Reply: Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults: The Role of Upper Airway and Facial Skeletal Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jun;139(6):1378e-1379e
[PubMed ID: 28538589]
Afifi AM Hartmann E Talaat A Alfotooh AA Omar OS Mareei S Sanchez R Kempton SJ . Quantitative Assessment of Tension Reduction at the Midline Closure During Abdominal Component Separation. J Am Coll Surg. 2017 May;224(5):954-961
[PubMed ID: 28153601]
Morsi NG Ali SM Elsonbaty SS Afifi AA Hamad MA Gao H Elsabahy M . Poly(glycerol methacrylate)-based degradable nanoparticles for delivery of small interfering RNA. Pharm Dev Technol. 2017 Apr 7;:1-13
[PubMed ID: 28347210]
Khalil AA Ibrahim A Afifi AM . No-Drain Single Incision Liposuction Pull-Through Technique for Gynecomastia. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2017 Apr;41(2):298-303
[PubMed ID: 28032170]
Yacoub M Hosny H Afifi A . Surgery for TGA in Developing Countries: The End of the Beginning. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Jan 3;69(1):52-55
[PubMed ID: 28057250]
Garg RK Shan Y Havlena JA Afifi AM . Disparities in Utilization of Jaw Surgery for Treatment of Sleep Apnea: A Nationwide Analysis. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016 Dec;4(12):e1047
[PubMed ID: 28293491]
Wagdy K Samaan A Romeih S Simry W Afifi A Hassan M . Giant left atrial appendage aneurysm compressing the left anterior descending coronary artery. Echocardiography. 2016 Nov;33(11):1790-1792
[PubMed ID: 27539326]
Egan KG Israel JS Ghasemzadeh R Afifi AM . Evaluation of Migraine Surgery Outcomes through Social Media. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016 Oct;4(10):e1084
[PubMed ID: 27826478]
ElGuindy A Afifi A Simry W Romeih S Yacoub M . The Many Faces of EMF. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Oct 6;
[PubMed ID: 27743952]
Garg RK Afifi AM Sanchez R King TW . Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults: The Role of Upper Airway and Facial Skeletal Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Oct;138(4):889-98
[PubMed ID: 27673521]
Afifi AM Mahboub TA Ibrahim Fouad A Azari K Khalil HH McCarthy JE . Active range of motion outcomes after reconstruction of burned wrist and hand deformities. Burns. 2016 Jun;42(4):783-9
[PubMed ID: 26947978]
Bayram Y Zor F Karagoz H Kulahci Y Afifi AM Ozturk S . Challenging Breast Augmentations: The Influence of Preoperative Anatomical Features on the Final Result. Aesthet Surg J. 2016 Mar;36(3):313-20
[PubMed ID: 26420774]
Israel JS Carlson AR Bonneau LA Kempton SJ King TW Bentz ML Afifi AM . Reconstructive surgery and patients with spinal cord injury: Perioperative considerations for the plastic surgeon. J Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2016;50(1):44-9
[PubMed ID: 26450444]
Laufer S Kempton SJ Maciolek K Terry A Ray RD Pugh CM Afifi AM . A Multi-Layered Needle Injection Simulator. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2016;220:205-8
[PubMed ID: 27046579]