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
  • Residency in Surgery, Cairo University Hospitals
  • M. Sc in Surgery, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Fellowship in Craniofacial & Pediatric Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Fellowship in Hand Surgery & Microsurgery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
  • Fellowship in Aesthetic and Breast Reconstruction Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Research Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

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

  • Can Lasers Attract and Retain Patients in a Plastic Surgery Practice? An Academic Cosmetic Clinic Experience.
    Edalatpour A, Wirth PJ, Attaluri P, Stalter LN, Shaffrey EC, Afifi AM
    Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med 2024 Apr 11;
    [PubMed ID: 38603573]

  • Invited Discussion on: Serial Comparison of Patient-Reported Outcomes of Immediate Breast Reconstruction: Direct-to-Implant Versus Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap.
    Maisner RS, Afifi AM
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2024 Apr; 48(7): 1362-1364
    [PubMed ID: 37845549]

  • Social Media Popularity and Academic Productivity in Academic Plastic Surgery: A Positive Correlation.
    Mueller AM, Wood Matabele KL, Edalatpour A, Marks JM, Afifi AM
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2023 Oct; 47(5): 2150-2158
    [PubMed ID: 37653180]

  • Expanding Our Role in Headache Management: A Systematic Review and Algorithmic Approach to Surgical Management of Postcraniotomy Headache.
    Shaffrey EC, Seitz AJ, Albano NJ, Israel JS, Afifi AM
    Ann Plast Surg 2023 Aug 01; 91(2): 245-256
    [PubMed ID: 37489966]

  • Indications of Oblique Flankplasty.
    Wirth P, Afifi AM
    Clin Plast Surg 2024 Jan; 51(1): 111-117
    [PubMed ID: 37945067]

All Publications on PubMed