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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
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 Jan 31;
[PubMed ID: 28153601]
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]
Khalil AA Ibrahim A Afifi AM . No-Drain Single Incision Liposuction Pull-Through Technique for Gynecomastia. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2016 Dec 28;
[PubMed ID: 28032170]
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 27;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 24;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]
Afifi A Simry W . Transfusion Indication Threshold Reduction (TITRe2) trial: When to transfuse and what to give? Glob Cardiol Sci Pract. 2015 Dec 22;2015(5):61
[PubMed ID: 26925406]
Simry W Afifi A Hosny H Elguindy A Yacoub M . Anatomic correction of ALCAPA in an adult presenting with sudden cardiac death. Glob Cardiol Sci Pract. 2015 Nov 14;2015(4):46
[PubMed ID: 26779521]
Garg RK Lee KS Kohn SC Baskaya MK Afifi AM . Can Sonography Distinguish a Supraorbital Notch From a Foramen? J Ultrasound Med. 2015 Nov;34(11):2089-91
[PubMed ID: 26432823]
Afifi A . CTS Trials Network: A paradigm shift in the surgical treatment of moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation? Glob Cardiol Sci Pract. 2015 Oct 6;2015(3):30
[PubMed ID: 26779511]
Afifi A . CTS Trials Network: Surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation during mitral valve surgery - many questions unanswered. Glob Cardiol Sci Pract. 2015 Oct 2;2015(3):31
[PubMed ID: 26566527]
Garg RK Hartman MJ Lucarelli MJ Leverson G Afifi AM Gentry LR . Nasolacrimal System Fractures: A Description of Radiologic Findings and Associated Outcomes. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 Oct;75(4):407-13
[PubMed ID: 25815677]
Egan KG Israel JS Ghasemzadeh R Afifi AM . Evaluation of Migraine Surgery Outcomes Through Social Networking Sites. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Oct;136(4 Suppl):66-7
[PubMed ID: 26397573]
Garg RK Alsheik NH Afifi AM Gentry LR . Pterygoid Plate Fractures: Not Limited to Le Fort Fractures. J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Sep;26(6):1823-5
[PubMed ID: 26147022]