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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
Elmaraghi S Afifi AM Invited Discussion on: The Vacuum-Assisted Breast Biopsy System is an Effective Strategy for the Treatment of Gynecomastia. Aesthetic Plast Surg . 2020 Sep 14;
[PubMed ID: 32926188]
Ghozy S Dibas M Afifi AM Hashim MA Abbas AS Abdel-Daim MM Phan K Primary cerebral lymphoma' characteristics, incidence, survival, and causes of death in the United States. J Neurol Sci . 2020 Aug 15;415:116890
[PubMed ID: 32428760]
Soteropulos CE Christie BM Afifi AM Reconstruction of Full Thickness Calvarial Defect With Dermal Regeneration Template and Full Thickness Skin Graft After Encephaloduroarteriosynangiosis. J Craniofac Surg . 2020 Jul-Aug;31(5):e514-e516
[PubMed ID: 32569058]
Afifi AM Reply: Tips for Stapler Use in Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open . 2020 Jun;8(6):e2881
[PubMed ID: 32766046]
Fathi M Hussein AS Elghazaly SM Al-Kinawy AM Abdeltawab AK Mansour YM Elbehbeh NA Sherif A Afifi AM Effect of botulinum toxin on equinus foot deformity in cerebral palsy patients: A systematic review and network meta-analysis. Curr Pharm Des . 2020 May 17;
[PubMed ID: 32418518]
Afifi AM Saad AM Al-Husseini MJ Elmehrath AO Northfelt DW Sonbol MB Causes of death after breast cancer diagnosis: A US population-based analysis. Cancer . 2020 Apr 1;126(7):1559-1567
[PubMed ID: 31840240]
Elhalawany AS Afifi A Anbar A Galal S Hybrid fixation for adolescent both-bones diaphyseal forearm fractures: Preliminary results of a prospective cohort study. J Clin Orthop Trauma . 2020 Feb;11(Suppl 1):S46-S50
[PubMed ID: 31992916]
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 . 2020 Feb;40(2):233-239
[PubMed ID: 31352852]
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 . 2020 Jan;40(1):70-73
[PubMed ID: 30714225]
Woldanski LM Afifi AM Efficient and Ergonomic Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction Using an Endoscopic Fixation Device. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open . 2019 Nov;7(11):e2537
[PubMed ID: 31942315]
Afifi AM El-Husseiny AM Tabashy RH Khalil MA El-Houseini ME Sorafenib- Taurine Combination Model for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cells: Immunological Aspects. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev . 2019 Oct 1;20(10):3007-3013
[PubMed ID: 31653148]
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]
Sawy AE Nagy M Afifi A Hosny H Romeih S Aguib H Yacoub M Characterization of size, shape and pattern of flow in the neo-aorta and pulmonary artery in a patient following an innovative technique of repair for truncus arteriosus. Glob Cardiol Sci Pract . 2019 Sep 20;2019(2):e201918
[PubMed ID: 31799292]
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]