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

  • Algorithmic approach to the lymphatic leak after vascular reconstruction: a systematic review.
    Nicksic PJ, Condit KM, Nayar HS, Michelotti BF
    Arch Plast Surg 2021 Jul; 48(4): 404-409
    [PubMed ID: 34352953]

  • What Are the Tradeoffs in Outcomes after Casting Versus Surgery for Closed Extraarticular Distal Radius Fractures in Older Patients? A Statistical Learning Model.
    Yoon AP, Wang Y, Wang L, Chung KC, and the WRIST Group
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 2021 12 01; 479(12): 2691-2700
    [PubMed ID: 34142664]

  • The Contribution of the Lower Third of the Face to Perceived Age: Do Masks Make You Appear Younger?
    Nicksic PJ, Karczewski AM, Zhao Q, Garcia NA, Michelotti BF, Mahajan AY, Poore SO
    Aesthet Surg J Open Forum 2021 Sep; 3(3): ojab017
    [PubMed ID: 34235429]

  • Targeted Muscle Reinnervation in the Hand: Treatment and Prevention of Pain After Ray Amputation.
    Elmaraghi S, Albano NJ, Israel JS, Michelotti BF
    J Hand Surg Am 2020 Sep; 45(9): 884.e1-884.e6
    [PubMed ID: 31818541]

  • Venous Flaps for Revascularization and Soft-Tissue Coverage in Traumatic Hand Injuries: A Systematic Review of the Literature.
    Roberts JM, Carr LW, Haley CT, Hauck RM, Michelotti BF
    J Reconstr Microsurg 2020 Feb; 36(2): 104-109
    [PubMed ID: 31454834]

All Publications on PubMed