Dr. Afifi, is a specialist in vascular and endovascular surgery. She graduated medical school at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in 2004. After completing her general surgery residency in Carmel Hospital in Haifa, she received specialty training in vascular and endovascular surgery at Carmel Hospital. Due to her interest in complex aortic diseases, she came to the US and did an additional fellowship in complex aortic surgeries at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
Upon completion of her fellowship, Dr. Afifi accepted a position as Assistant Professor of vascular surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), in the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery. As part of her new position, Dr. Afifi has joined recently the vascular division at St. Joseph Hospital.