Dr. Ghafoori is Board-Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She graduated cum laude undergraduate from the University of Southern California (Los Angeles) and in the top 25% from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (San Francisco.) She completed her internship and General Surgery residency at Emory University School of Medicine (Atlanta) and her Plastic Surgery residency at University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (San Francisco.)
Dr. Ghafoori came to the Valley in 1998. She currently holds hospital privileges at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas and Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen, Texas.
In addition to serving on numerous hospital committees, Dr. Ghafoori has held the following hospital appointments: Board of Trustees, Golden Palms Retirement and Health Center, Harlingen, Texas (2003-2006); Medical Director, Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Valley Baptist Medical Center, Harlingen, Texas (1999-2007); Medical Director, Utilization/Management and Documentation, Valley Baptist Medical Center - Harlingen, Texasa (2004-2007); Chief of Surgery, Valley Baptist Medical Center, Harlingen, Texas (2002-2005); Board of Directors, Valley HealthCare Network, Harlingen, Texas (1999-2007; and Vice President of the Medical Board, Valley Baptist Medical Center, Harlingen, Texas (2007). Dr. Ghafoori also served as Clinical Professor for the Regional Academic Health Center - UTHSCSA (2001-2006) and as a public member of the Texas State Bar Grievance Committee, District 12B (2004-2007).
She currently serves a physician reviewer for the Texas Medical Board (2004-Present) and as a Facility Surveyor for the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (2014 to present). During her training, Dr. Ghafoori has published three research papers in peer-reviewed medical journals was a contributor on several others.