University of Wisconsin–Madison

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:

    • Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Consensus, Controversy, and Craniofacial Considerations.
    • Garg RK, Afifi AM, Garland CB, Sanchez R, Mount DL
    • Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2017 Nov; 140(5): 987-997
    • [PubMed ID: 29068938]
    • Breast Implant Illness: Symptoms, Patient Concerns, and the Power of Social Media.
    • Tang SY, Israel JS, Afifi AM
    • Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2017 Jul 17;
    • [PubMed ID: 28753149]
    • Discussion: The Characteristics and Short-Term Surgical Outcomes of Adolescent Gynecomastia by B.S. Choi et al.
    • Nayar HS, Afifi AA
    • Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Oct; 41(5): 1022-1023
    • [PubMed ID: 28639067]
    • Reply: Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults: The Role of Upper Airway and Facial Skeletal Surgery.
    • Garg RK, King TW, Sanchez R, Afifi AM
    • Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2017 06; 139(6): 1378e-1379e
    • [PubMed ID: 28538589]
    • Effect of Drain Placement on Infection, Seroma, and Return to Operating Room in Expander-Based Breast Reconstruction.
    • Ollech CJ, Block LM, Afifi AM, Poore SO
    • Ann Plast Surg 2017 Dec; 79(6): 536-540
    • [PubMed ID: 28671886]

All Publications on PubMed