Brett F. Michelotti, MD

Associate Professor

  • Division of Plastic Surgery
(608) 263-1223

600 Highland Avenue

Madison, WI 53792-3236


  • 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, 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

  • "The Impact of Neighborhood and Socioeconomic Disparities on Distal Radius Fracture Follow-Up Adherence: A Retrospective Cohort Study".
    Moura SP, McLaughlin MT, Gowda M, Shaffrey EC, Edalatpour A, Chu DY, Michelotti BF
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2023 Aug 11;
    [PubMed ID: 37566490]

  • Rise Above the Competition: How Do Plastic Surgery Residency Applicants with NCAA Experience Fare in the Residency Match?
    Shaffrey EC, Edalatpour A, Nicksic PJ, Nkana ZH, Michelotti BF, Afifi AM
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2023 Jul 27;
    [PubMed ID: 37500905]

  • Insurance Status Predicts Hand Therapy Adherence Following Flexor Tendon Repair: A Retrospective Cohort Study".
    McLaughlin MT, Moura SP, Edalatpour A, Seitz AJ, Michelotti BF
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2023 May 16;
    [PubMed ID: 37189235]

  • Making Headway in Surgical Education at Home and Abroad: Use of an Inexpensive Three-Dimensional Learning Model to Improve Plastic Surgery Resident Confidence in Mohs Defect Assessment and Closure Planning.
    Shaffrey EC, Grotting AG, Michelotti BF, Siebert JW, Larson JD, Bentz ML
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2023 Sep 01; 152(3): 540e-546e
    [PubMed ID: 36790792]

  • The Relationship Between Neuropsychiatric Diagnoses and Revision Surgery After Breast Reconstruction.
    Seitz AJ, Attaluri PK, Edalatpour A, Wood KL, Nkana ZH, Michelotti BF, Poore SO
    Ann Plast Surg 2022 Dec 01; 89(6): 615-621
    [PubMed ID: 36416685]

All Publications on PubMed