University of Wisconsin–Madison

Brett F. Michelotti, MD

Assistant 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

    • A Prospective, Randomized Trial Comparing Open and Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Within the Same Patient.
    • Michelotti BM, Vakharia KT, Romanowsky D, Hauck RM
    • Hand (N Y) 2018 Nov 21; 1558944718812129
    • [PubMed ID: 30461319]
    • Erratum: Opioid Prescribing and Consumption Trends in Outpatient Plastic Surgery: Erratum.
    • Rose KR, Block LM, Christie BM, Rao VK, Michelotti BF
    • Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2018 Sep; 6(9): e1902
    • [PubMed ID: 30350828]
    • Improving Effective Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Application in Soft Tissue Wrist Injury.
    • Yoon AP, Mathews AL, Huetteman HE, Michelotti BF, Chung KC
    • J Am Board Fam Med 2018 Sep-Oct; 31(5): 795-804
    • [PubMed ID: 30201676]
    • Dupuytren Disease Management Trends: A Survey of Hand Surgeons.
    • Carr L, Michelotti B, Brgoch M, Hauck R, Ingraham J
    • Hand (N Y) 2018 Jul 25; 1558944718787281
    • [PubMed ID: 30043624]
    • Reexploring the Anatomy of the Distal Humerus for its Role in Providing Vascularized Bone.
    • Carr LW, Brooke SM, Johnson TS, Michelotti BF
    • Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2018 Jan; 6(1): e1636
    • [PubMed ID: 29464165]

All Publications on PubMed