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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.



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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital
UnityPoint Health - Meriter

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education


Plastic Surgery,  Cairo University Hospitals, Cairo, Egypt

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

Hand and Microsurgery,  University of New Mexico Hospitals, Albuquerque, NM

Aesthetic and Breast Reconstruction,  Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH



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

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
Israel JS Kempton SJ Afifi AM Prospective Analysis of the Greater Occipital Nerve Location in Patients Undergoing Occipital Nerve Decompression. Ann Plast Surg . 2018 May 14;
[PubMed ID: 29762446]
Tang SYQ Israel JS Poore SO Afifi AM Facebook Facts: Breast Reconstruction Patient-Reported Outcomes Using Social Media. Plast Reconstr Surg . 2018 May;141(5):1106-1113
[PubMed ID: 29697604]
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 . 2018 Apr;23(4):387-399
[PubMed ID: 28347210]
Garg RK Garland CB Mount DL Babchenko O Leverson GJ Afifi AM Comparison of Outpatient and Inpatient Pediatric Rhinoplasty: Results From National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatric, 2012-2014. J Craniofac Surg . 2018 Mar 30;
[PubMed ID: 29608479]
Shaum K Afifi A Discussion: Augmentation mastopexy with a dermal encapsulated round or anatomic autoprosthesis. Aesthetic Plast Surg . 2018 Feb;42(1):98-99
[PubMed ID: 29218480]
Christie B Block L Ma Y Wick A Afifi A Retrobulbar hematoma: A systematic review of factors related to outcomes. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg . 2018 Feb;71(2):155-161
[PubMed ID: 29239798]
Saad AM Abushouk AI Al-Husseini MJ Salahia S Alrefai A Afifi AM Abdel-Daim MM Characteristics, survival and incidence rates and trends of primary cardiac malignancies in the United States. Cardiovasc Pathol . 2018 Mar - Apr;33:27-31
[PubMed ID: 29414429]
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 Dec;79(6):536-540
[PubMed ID: 28671886]
Yacoub M Hosny H Afifi A Improving postoperative outcome of congenital heart surgery in low/middle-income countries: climbing mount excellence. Heart . 2017 Nov;103(21):1658-1659
[PubMed ID: 28684439]
Garg RK Afifi AM Garland CB Sanchez R Mount DL Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Consensus, Controversy, and Craniofacial Considerations. Plast Reconstr Surg . 2017 Nov;140(5):987-997
[PubMed ID: 29068938]
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 Oct;41(5):1022-1023
[PubMed ID: 28639067]
ElGuindy A Afifi A Simry W Romeih S Yacoub M The Many Faces of EMF. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging . 2017 Sep;10(9):1072-1075
[PubMed ID: 27743952]
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]
Afifi A Hosny H Yacoub M Predicting the future by looking at the past: necessary but not binding. Eur Heart J . 2017 Jul 11;
[PubMed ID: 29020398]
Yacoub MH Afifi A Saad H Aguib H ElGuindy A Current state of the art and future of myectomy. Ann Cardiothorac Surg . 2017 Jul;6(4):307-317
[PubMed ID: 28944171]
Takada C Afifi A Suzuki T Nakaguchi T An enhanced hybrid tracking-mosaicking approach for surgical view expansion. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc . 2017 Jul;2017:3692-3695
[PubMed ID: 29060700]
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]