He has studied microsurgical techniques and the art of plastic surgery. Dr. Afra studied medicine at UCLA, where he also completed his surgery internship. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Afra worked at the Salk Institute on an NIH research stipend. In 2010, Dr. Robert Afra was selected by the Arthroscopy Association of North America, a premiere sports medicine society, as one of three surgeons to lecture to university faculty in the United States and Canada.
Rob lives in Solana Beach with his wife Johanna and their three children, Aviya, Mycah and Jean-Raphael. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, jiujitsu, skiing, campouts with the Adventure Guides and Princess tribes, biking along the beach with family, early morning runs along the Coast, and trying to stay awake long enough to finish reading to his kids at bedtime!