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Dr. Afshin Malaki received his medical degree from University of Copenhagen in Denmark, receiving several awards for outstanding achievement.  He was ranked in the top 1% and top 5% by the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Exams) for Step 2 and Step 1 exams.


Dr. Malaki completed a postgraduate research fellowship in Surgery at Bispebjerg Hospital of University of Copenhagen before spending two years in General Practice in Norway.  Dr. Malaki then completed two years of General Surgery Residency at North Shore University Hospital and Easton Hospital, followed by an Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, the busiest labor and delivery center in New York State.  He was a Galloway Fellow in Gynecology Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.


Over a period of seven years at the McFarland Clinic in Ames, Iowa, Dr. Malaki specialized in low-risk and high-risk obstetrical care, and other OBGYN services including minimally invasive approaches to Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, Gynecological Cancers and Chronic Pelvic Pain. He also completed the Executive MBA Program at the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business to provide his patients with superior service .


In June of 2015, Dr. Malaki joined the Banner Surprise Health Center in Surprise, AZ where he continued his work in obstetrics and gynecology.


In 2017, Dr. Malaki fulfilled his long-standing dream of providing care to Native American patients at an Indian Health Services facility in Tuba City, AZ.  There he provided outpatient and inpatient services, including gynecologic surgery and high-risk maternity care.


After completing his work with the Navajo Nation, Dr. Malaki established Scottsdale Personal OBGYN, a solo private practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Scottsdale, AZ.  


Dr. Malaki lives in Phoenix with his wife, Dr. Lis Annette Malaki, who is fellowship trained in integrative medicine from University of Arizona and their two children.  



Medical School: Denmark, University of Copenhagen (Est. 1479)

January 1993-January 1997

Bachelor of Science & Doctor of Medicine


Valdemar Nielsen’s Memorial Award, Kaj Hansson Award for Outstanding Curricular Achievement, Cecilius Lyngby Larsen’s Memorial Academic Scholarship

USMLE (United States Medical Licencing Exams) Step 1 & 2, Ranked in top 5 and top 1 Percentile of All Medical Students in the US, Respectively


Postgraduate Research Fellow in Surgery 

August 1996-October 1997

Clinical Research in Mathematical Prediction Models for Postoperative Complications - Bispebjerg Hospital of University of Copenhagen, Department of Surgery

General Practice

February 2000-May 2002

General Practitioner in Norway

General Surgery Residency 

June 2002-June 2004

North Shore University Hospital, New York
Easton Hospital, Pennsylvania

Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency

June 2004-June 2008

Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, Busiest Labor and Delivery in New York State
Galloway Fellow in Gynecologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

McFarland Clinic - Private Multi-Specialty Clinic, Ames, Iowa

July 2008-May 2015

General OB/GYN Practice Including Minimally Invasive approaches To Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, Gynecological Cancers and Chronic Pelvic Pain

Low-Risk and High-Risk Obstetrical Care

Nominated for "Caring Professional Award"

Banner Surprise Health Center, Surprise, Arizona

June 2015-June 2017

General OB/GYN Practice Including Minimally Invasive approaches To Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence and Chronic Pelvic Pain

Low-Risk and High-Risk Obstetrical Care

Executive MBA - University of Iowa - Tippie College of Business

January 2014- May 2016

Business Analytics, Marketing Management, Corporate Financial Reporting, Management in Organizations, Managerial Economics, Human Resources Management, International Economic Environment of the Firm, Managerial Finance, Operations Management, Influence and Constructive Persuasion, Legal Environment of Business,  Leadership and Personal Development, Competitive Strategy

Electives at Arizona State University: Corporate Finance, Advanced Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Supply Chain Management ​​

June 2017-July 2017

Fulfilled My Long-Standing Dream of Providing Care to My Native American Patients at An Indian Health Services Facility in an Outpatient and Inpatient Setting, Services Including Minimally Invasive Surgery As Well As High Risk Maternity Care

Department of OB/GYN- Navajo Nation - Tuba City - Arizona 

Scottsdale Personal OB/GYN - Solo Private Practice

August 2017- Present

Envisioning a Warm and Welcoming Private Practice for My Patients In North Scottsdale Based On Feedback from My Patients

Providing Personal and Personalized OB/GYN Care Including Minimally Invasive Approaches To Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, Chronic Pelvic Pain, and Heavy & Painful Periods; in Addition to Low Risk and High Risk Pregnancy Services

About Me: CV
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