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

  • 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 Aug 31;
    [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]

  • Rise Above the Competition: How Do Plastic Surgery Residency Applicants with NCAA Experience Fare in the Residency Match?
    Shaffrey EC, Edalatpour A, Nicksic PJ, Nkana ZH, Michelotti BF, Afifi AM
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2023 Jul 27;
    [PubMed ID: 37500905]

  • "Quantifying the Impact of Prepectoral Implant Conversion on Patient Satisfaction and Quality of Life".
    Seitz AJ, MacKenzie EL, Edalatpour A, Janssen DA, Doubek Iii WG, Afifi AM
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2023 Jun 19;
    [PubMed ID: 37335561]

  • Diversity in the Plastic Surgery Match: The Effect of Program Chair, Program Director, and Faculties' Race and Sex on Matched Applicants.
    Steiner Q, Edalatpour A, Seitz AJ, Bentz ML, Afifi AM
    J Craniofac Surg 2023 Jul-Aug 01; 34(5): 1376-1380
    [PubMed ID: 37259193]

All Publications on PubMed