Ahmed M Afifi, MD

Associate Professor

  • Division of Plastic Surgery

(608) 262-7096

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

  • Measuring Success in Headache Surgery: A Comparison of Different Outcomes Measures.
    Albano NJ, Israel JS, Carbullido MK, Stilp EK, Leverson G, Voils CI, Afifi AM
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2023 Mar 01; 151(3): 469e-476e
    [PubMed ID: 36730226]

  • Preparing for a Crowded Cosmetic Market: A Resident Training Model for Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Treatments.
    Marks JM, Mackenzie EL, Rose KR, Shaffrey EC, Larson JD, Siebert JW, Afifi AM
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2022 Aug 01; 150(2): 317-324
    [PubMed ID: 35666161]

  • Optimize Your First Impression: A Comparison of the Aesthetic Websites of Private Practices and Academic Institutions.
    Warden AM, Mackenzie EL, Larson JD, Afifi AM
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 Oct; 46(5): 2573-2579
    [PubMed ID: 35545704]

  • Diversity in Plastic Surgery Authorship: A 14-Year Analysis of 2688 Articles Published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
    Gunderson KA, Edalatpour A, Wood KL, Nkana ZH, Bentz ML, Afifi AM
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2022 Feb 01; 149(2): 313e-322e
    [PubMed ID: 35077432]

  • Cold versus hot polypectomy/endoscopic mucosal resection-A review of current evidence.
    Ortigão R, Weigt J, Afifi A, Libânio D
    United European Gastroenterol J 2021 Oct; 9(8): 938-946
    [PubMed ID: 34355525]

All Publications on PubMed