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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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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, Cairo, 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
Christie B Shulzhenko NO Poore SO Afifi AM Divulge the bulge: an international survey of abdominal donor site morbidity in free autologous breast reconstruction. J Plast Surg Hand Surg . 2019 Oct;53(5):265-270
[PubMed ID: 31012787]
Afifi AM Schwarze ML Stilp EK Orne J Smith JP Abd-Elsayed AA Anderson BM Salem A Macdonald CL Israel JS "Like a Normal Person Again": A Qualitative Analysis of the Impact of Headache Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg . 2019 Oct;144(4):956-964
[PubMed ID: 31568311]
Mohamed HH Ibrahim Sokkar M Afifi AM Saad AM Albarouki S Al-Husseini MJ Does a history of malignancy impact the survival of a subsequent endometrial adenocarcinoma? Should clinical trials eligibility criteria be revisited? J Obstet Gynaecol . 2019 Jul 29;:1-7
[PubMed ID: 31352852]
Abushouk AI Salem AMA Saad A Afifi AM Afify AY Afify H Salem HSE Ghanem E Abdel-Daim MM Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for Doxorubicin-Induced Cardiomyopathy: Potential Mechanisms, Governing Factors, and Implications of the Heart Stem Cell Debate. Front Pharmacol . 2019;10:635
[PubMed ID: 31258475]
Saleh ME Gadalla R Hassan H Afifi A Götte M El-Shinawi M Mohamed MM Ibrahim SA The immunomodulatory role of tumor Syndecan-1 (CD138) on ex vivo tumor microenvironmental CD4+ T cell polarization in inflammatory and non-inflammatory breast cancer patients. PLoS One . 2019;14(5):e0217550
[PubMed ID: 31145753]
Afifi A Hosny H Yacoub M Rheumatic aortic valve disease-when and who to repair? Ann Cardiothorac Surg . 2019 May;8(3):383-389
[PubMed ID: 31240182]
Afifi AM Carbullido MK Israel JS Sanchez RJ Albano NJ Alternative Approach for Occipital Headache Surgery: The Use of a Transverse Incision and "W" Flaps. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open . 2019 Apr;7(4):e2176
[PubMed ID: 31321179]
Salman S Ahmed MS Ibrahim AM Mattar OM El-Shirbiny H Sarsik S Afifi AM Anis RM Yakoub Agha NA Abushouk AI Intralesional immunotherapy for the treatment of warts: A network meta-analysis. J Am Acad Dermatol . 2019 Apr;80(4):922-930.e4
[PubMed ID: 30003983]
Hosny H Sedky Y Romeih S Simry W Afifi A Elsawy A Khalek MA Doss R Elguindy A Aguib H Yacoub M Revival and modification of the Mustard operation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg . 2019 Mar 22;
[PubMed ID: 31029446]
Elmaraghi S Chen TJ Heckman JE Shiau JM Williams DH Abel EJ Afifi AM Functional penile replantation after traumatic avulsion amputation below the pubis: A case report. Microsurgery . 2019 Feb 3;
[PubMed ID: 30714225]
Shazly SA Gayar AG Abdelbadee AY Afifi AM Nassr AA Partial tubal devascularisation: a novel procedure for tubal conservation in ectopic pregnancy. J Obstet Gynaecol . 2019 Feb;39(2):202-205
[PubMed ID: 30286665]
Shehata MSA Abdelal A Salahia S Ahmed H Shawqi M Elsehili A Morsi M Afifi AM Kader N Grubhofer F Sallam A Imam M Historically, did Cemented Thompson perform better than uncemented Austin Moore hemiarthroplasty for femoral neck fractures? A meta-analysis of available evidence. SICOT J . 2019;5:33
[PubMed ID: 31538934]
Farmer RL Garg RK Afifi AM Can Functional Nasal Surgery Treat Chronic Headaches? A Systematic Review. Plast Reconstr Surg . 2018 Dec;142(6):1583-1592
[PubMed ID: 30489532]
Bayram Y Yapici AK Zor F Bozkurt M Kilic S Ozturk S Afifi AM Late Correction of Traumatic Nasal Deformities: A Surgical Algorithm and Experience in 120 Patients. Aesthet Surg J . 2018 Nov 12;38(12):NP182-NP195
[PubMed ID: 29931359]
Yacoub MH Aguib H Gamrah MA Shehata N Nagy M Donia M Aguib Y Saad H Romeih S Torii R Afifi A Lee SL Aortic root dynamism, geometry, and function after the remodeling operation: Clinical relevance. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg . 2018 Sep;156(3):951-962.e2
[PubMed ID: 29884493]
Block LM Ollech CJ Poore SO Afifi AM Drains in Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction: Show Me the Evidence. Ann Plast Surg . 2018 Aug;81(2):248
[PubMed ID: 29916892]
Rivedal DD Nayar HS Israel JS Leverson G Schulz AJ Chambers T Afifi AM Blake JM Poore SO Paravertebral block associated with decreased opioid use and less nausea and vomiting after reduction mammaplasty. J Surg Res . 2018 Aug;228:307-313
[PubMed ID: 29907226]
Israel JS Kempton SJ Afifi AM Prospective Analysis of the Greater Occipital Nerve Location in Patients Undergoing Occipital Nerve Decompression. Ann Plast Surg . 2018 Jul;81(1):71-74
[PubMed ID: 29762446]
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 Jul;29(5):1227-1232
[PubMed ID: 29608479]
Afifi A Hosny H Yacoub M Predicting the future by looking at the past: necessary but not binding. Eur Heart J . 2018 Jun 14;39(23):2190-2191
[PubMed ID: 29020398]