Linda Miriam Afifi, PhD

Assistant Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology

Linda Afifi


Dr. Afifi received her B.S. in Biology from Suffolk University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the Anatomy and Neurobiology Department at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. Her graduate work at BUSM was alongside Drs. Jarrett Rushmore and Antoni Valero-Cabre studying the effects of non-invasive neurostimulation on visuo-spatial recovery following parietal cortex injury. Dr. Afifi has years of experience teaching at the medical school level in anatomy, neuroscience and histology.


  • Boston University School of Medicine, PhD
  • Boston University School of Medicine, MA
  • Suffolk University, BS

Classes Taught

  • AN701
  • AN805
  • GMSAN708
  • GMSAN719
  • GMSAN722
  • GMSAN723


  • Published on 1/22/2022

    Lufler RS, Davis ML, Afifi LM, Willson RF, Croft PE. Bringing anatomy to life: Evaluating a novel ultrasound curriculum in the anatomy laboratory. Anat Sci Educ. 2022 May; 15(3):609-619. PMID: 34714592.

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  • Published on 11/9/2016

    O'Brien AT, Amorim R, Rushmore RJ, Eden U, Afifi L, Dipietro L, Wagner T, Valero-Cabré A. Motor Cortex Neurostimulation Technologies for Chronic Post-stroke Pain: Implications of Tissue Damage on Stimulation Currents. Front Hum Neurosci. 2016; 10:545. PMID: 27881958.

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  • Published on 11/21/2012

    Afifi L, Jarrett Rushmore R, Valero-Cabré A. Benefit of multiple sessions of perilesional repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for an effective rehabilitation of visuospatial function. Eur J Neurosci. 2013 Feb; 37(3):441-54. PMID: 23167832.

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  • Published on 12/1/2008

    Rushmore RJ, Rigolo L, Peer AK, Afifi LM, Valero-Cabré A, Payne BR. Age-dependent sparing of visual function after bilateral lesions of primary visual cortex. Behav Neurosci. 2008 Dec; 122(6):1274-83. PMID: 19045947.

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