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
  • Residency, Pennsylvania State University, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship, Hand and Microvascular Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI

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

  • Osteoarthritis Increases the Frequency and Duration of Postoperative Hand Clinic Visits after Carpal Tunnel Release.
    George RE, Seitz AJ, Moura SP, Mclaughlin MT, Crawford SB, Attaluri PK, Edalatpour A, Michelotti BF
    Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2024 Feb; 12(2): e5631
    [PubMed ID: 38415106]

  • Modified Frailty Index predicts postoperative complications following adult-acquired buried penis surgery: A retrospective cohort study.
    Moura SP, Shaffrey EC, Lam CS, Seitz AJ, Edalatpour A, Israel JS, Michelotti BF, Grimes MD, Williams DH, Poore SO
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2024 Jan; 88: 493-499
    [PubMed ID: 38101263]

  • "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]

All Publications on PubMed