Ghada Afifi MD, FACS: Background and Training



  • Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York - top accelerated scholar
  • Medical Degree, Albany Medical College, New York. Honored as a member of the elite Alpha Omega Alpha, a medical society comprised of the top 10% of medical students in the country
  • General Surgery Residency, YALE - New Haven Hospital, Connecticut
  • Plastic Surgery Residency, University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship, Craniofacial & Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center, California


  • Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Board Certified, American Board of Surgery


  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honors Society
  • W. Brandon Macomber Award - Plastic Surgery
  • Letter of Commendation for Scholastic Excellence
  • Daggett Trust Prize for Professional Performance and Conduct
  • Academic Achievement Award of the Medical Society of Albany, NY
  • Summa Cum Laude and Top Accelerated Graduate
  • Rensselaer Medal Award & Scholarship and Top Mathematics and Achievement Award
  • Who's Who in the United States


  • State of California
  • State of Pennsylvania


  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Loma Linda University
  • Past Clinical Assistant Professor (Voluntary), UCSD


  • Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach, CA - Chair of Plastic Surgery Department 2013 - 2015
  • Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, CA
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Past Chief, Plastic Surgery Division, Loma Linda Veterans Hospital, CA


  • Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)
  • Orange County Society of Plastic Surgery
  • Yale Surgical Society
  • San Diego Plastic Surgery Society
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
  • Association for Advancement of Wound Care
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council
  • Past elected Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) Surveyor


       Performing surgery on children and adults with deformities, internationally.

  • Member, Protoplast International
  • Operation Good Samaritan
  • Magic Mirror Foundation


  • Good Morning America: Cosmetic Surgery-Two part special
  • Philadelphia News: Alternatives in Cosmetic Surgery
  • News, Channels 7, 4 & 11: Conjoined Twins Press Conference--Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Discovery Health: "Plastic Surgery: Before & After"
  • NBC: Extra Television Show
  • CBS: Women 2 Women
  • Southland Today Talk Show: Silicone Versus Saline
  • KRCV: The Humberto Luna Radio Show
  • Nile Television International: Plastic Surgery Today
  • E! Entertainment TV:   “Celebrity Plastic Surgery:  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” in which Dr. Afifi was in the “Good Celebrity Plastic Surgery” category.
  • E! Entertainment TV:  “Top 20 Best and Worst Celebrity Plastic Surgery” in which Dr. Afifi was #10, as one of the best celebrity plastic surgery cases.
  • Featured in The Insider:  showing Shar Jackson, who underwent breast lift and tummy tuck by Dr. Afifi
  • Featured in:  In Touch, Splash, National Enquirer, Teen Magazine




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