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Brett F. Michelotti, MD

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(608) 263-1223

600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792-3236

Brett F. Michelotti, MD

Assistant Professor
Division of Plastic Surgery


  • MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2009
  • Residency, Pennsylvania State University, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 2015
  • Fellowship, Hand and Microvascular Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, 2016

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Michelotti specializes in a wide range of reconstructive surgical procedures including microvascular surgery, hand and upper extremity trauma, congenital and acquired disorders, maxillofacial trauma, and breast reconstruction.

Dr. Michelotti provides a wide range of services including Arthritic Reconstructions, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Reduction, Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Cubital Tunnel Release, Digital Replantation , Extended Efforts in Limb Salvage, Facial Trauma Reconstruction, Joint Replacement, Microvascular Reconstruction , Nerve Repair, Office-Based Hand Surgery Procedures, Tendon Repairs, Tendon Transfer, and Wrist Reconstruction.

Research Interests

Dr. Michelotti’s research interests include outcomes following hand and plastic surgery procedures, healthcare resource utilization, and methods to limit over-prescribing of opioid pain medications.

Recent Publications
  • Diagnostic Wrist Arthroscopy.
    Michelotti BF, Chung KC
    Hand Clin 2017 Nov; 33(4):571-583.
    [PubMed ID: 28991570]
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  • Appropriateness of the Use of MRI in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Wrist Ligamentous Injury.
    Michelotti BF, Mathews A, Chung KC
    Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2017 Oct 12.
    [PubMed ID: 29036028]
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  • A Multidisciplinary Evaluation of Prescribing Practices for Prophylactic Antibiotics in Operative and Nonoperative Facial Fractures.
    Brooke SM, Goyal N, Michelotti BF, Guedez HM, Fedok FG, Mackay DR, Samson TD
    J Craniofac Surg 2015 Nov; 26(8):2299-303.
    [PubMed ID: 26517453]
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  • Chronic Scapholunate Ligament Injury: Techniques in Repair and Reconstruction.
    Michelotti BF, Adkinson JM, Chung KC
    Hand Clin 2015 Aug; 31(3):437-49.
    [PubMed ID: 26205705]
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  • Scedosporium: an unlikely cause of fungal necrotizing fasciitis.
    Carr L, Michelotti B, Potochny J, Armen S, Keshtkar-Jahromi M, Crook T, Whitener CJ
    Am Surg 2015 Jun; 81(6):E253-4.
    [PubMed ID: 26031258]
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  • Prospective, randomized evaluation of endoscopic versus open carpal tunnel release in bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome: an interim analysis.
    Michelotti B, Romanowsky D, Hauck RM
    Ann Plast Surg 2014 Dec; 73 Suppl 2():S157-60.
    [PubMed ID: 25046667]
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  • Connective tissue disorders associated with vasculitis and vaso-occlusive disease of the hand.
    Michelotti B, Rizzo M, Moran SL
    Hand Clin 2015 Feb; 31(1):63-73.
    [PubMed ID: 25455357]
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  • Periorbital Mohs reconstruction: characterization of tumor histology, anatomic location, and factors influencing postoperative complications.
    Michelotti B, Mathis R, Roberts J, Travelute C, Billingsley E, Wilkinson M
    Dermatol Surg 2014 Oct; 40(10):1084-93.
    [PubMed ID: 25229782]
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  • Systemic nicardipine as an adjunct to combat vasospasm after prior flap failure.
    Michelotti BF, Rajjoub S, Johnson TS
    Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2013 Oct; 1(7):e54.
    [PubMed ID: 25289249, PMC ID: 4174056]
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  • Analysis of clinically significant seroma formation in breast reconstruction using acellular dermal grafts.
    Michelotti BF, Brooke S, Mesa J, Wilson MZ, Moyer K, Mackay DR, Neves RI, Potochny J
    Ann Plast Surg 2013 Sep; 71(3):274-7.
    [PubMed ID: 23788150]
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