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

    • 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 2019 Feb 03;
    • [PubMed ID: 30714225]
    • Can Functional Nasal Surgery Treat Chronic Headaches? A Systematic Review.
    • Farmer RL, Garg RK, Afifi AM
    • Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2018 12; 142(6): 1583-1592
    • [PubMed ID: 30489532]
    • Intralesional immunotherapy for the treatment of warts: A network meta-analysis.
    • Salman S, Ahmed MS, Ibrahim AM, Mattar OM, El-Shirbiny H, Sarsik S, Afifi AM, Anis RM, Yakoub Agha NA, Abushouk AI
    • J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 2019 Apr; 80(4): 922-930.e4
    • [PubMed ID: 30003983]
    • Late Correction of Traumatic Nasal Deformities: A Surgical Algorithm and Experience in 120 Patients.
    • Bayram Y, Yapici AK, Zor F, Bozkurt M, Kilic S, Ozturk S, Afifi AM
    • Aesthet Surg J 2018 Nov 12; 38(12): NP182-NP195
    • [PubMed ID: 29931359]
    • Drains in Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction: Show Me the Evidence.
    • Block LM, Ollech CJ, Poore SO, Afifi AM
    • Ann Plast Surg 2018 Aug; 81(2): 248
    • [PubMed ID: 29916892]

All Publications on PubMed