Ahmed M Afifi, MD

Associate Professor

  • Division of Plastic Surgery

(608) 265-2535

600 Highland Avenue
Box 3236, Clinical Science Center
Madison, WI 53792


  • MD, Cairo University Medical School, Cairo, Egypt, 1995
  • Residency in Surgery, Cairo University Hospitals, 1997-2000
  • M. Sc in Surgery, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, 2000
  • Fellowship in Craniofacial & Pediatric Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2007
  • Fellowship in Hand Surgery & Microsurgery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 2008
  • Fellowship in Aesthetic and Breast Reconstruction Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 2009
  • Research Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 2010

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Afifi’s clinical practice covers general plastic and reconstructive surgery, with a special emphasis on partial and total breast reconstruction, surgery for migraine headaches, and microvascular surgery. He also has special interests in aesthetic surgery, including cosmetic breast surgery, facial rejuvenation, and body contouring.

Research Interests

Dr. Afifi’s research interests include outcomes and indications for partial and total breast reconstruction including oncoplastic techniques, functional rhinoplasty, and reconstruction of skull defects.

Recent Publications

  • Efficient and Ergonomic Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction Using an Endoscopic Fixation Device.
    Woldanski LM, Afifi AM
    Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2019 Nov; 7(11): e2537
    [PubMed ID: 31942315]

  • "Like a Normal Person Again": A Qualitative Analysis of the Impact of Headache Surgery.
    Afifi AM, Schwarze ML, Stilp EK, Orne J, Smith JP, Abd-Elsayed AA, Anderson BM, Salem A, Macdonald CL, Israel JS
    Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2019 10; 144(4): 956-964
    [PubMed ID: 31568311]

  • Alternative Approach for Occipital Headache Surgery: The Use of a Transverse Incision and "W" Flaps.
    Afifi AM, Carbullido MK, Israel JS, Sanchez RJ, Albano NJ
    Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2019 Apr; 7(4): e2176
    [PubMed ID: 31321179]

  • Divulge the bulge: an international survey of abdominal donor site morbidity in free autologous breast reconstruction.
    Christie B, Shulzhenko NO, Poore SO, Afifi AM
    J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2019 Oct; 53(5): 265-270
    [PubMed ID: 31012787]

  • Functional penile replantation after traumatic avulsion amputation below the pubis: A case report.
    Elmaraghi S, Chen TJ, Heckman JE, Shiau JM, Williams DH, Abel EJ, Afifi AM
    Microsurgery 2020 Jan; 40(1): 70-73
    [PubMed ID: 30714225]

All Publications on PubMed