Brett F. Michelotti

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Hand Surgery and Microsurgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery (Transformations)
Brett F. Michelotti, MD


Dr. Michelotti is an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Division of Plastic Surgery. He is board certified in plastic surgery and has added qualification in hand and microvascular surgery. Dr. Michelotti is the Director of Research for Plastic Surgery and serves as the co-Associate Program Director for the Plastic Surgery Residency Training Program.

He specializes in a wide range of reconstructive surgical procedures including breast reconstruction with a focus on microvascular surgery, hand and upper extremity surgery including treatment of both congenital and acquired disorders, lymphedema surgery, nerve surgery to reduce amputation pain (targeted muscle reinnervation, TMR), and reconstruction following skin cancer removal.

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 skin cancer reconstruction, joint replacement, microvascular reconstruction, nerve repair, office-based hand surgery procedures, targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR), tendon repairs, tendon transfer, and wrist reconstruction.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation
  • Department of Surgery

Practice locations

  • University Hospital - Plastic Surgery
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-7502
    • Closed now
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  • 20 S. Park Clinic - Plastic Surgery
    • 20 S. Park St. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 720-5200
    • Closed now
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  • University Hospital - Hand Surgery
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-7502
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    Transformations - Cosmetic Surgery
    • 2349 Deming Way, Suite 100 / Middleton, WI
    • (608) 836-9990
    • Closed now
    • Located on the far west side of Madison in Middleton, Wisconsin, Transformations Surgery Center, Inc., has been certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Our certification underscores our long-standing commitment to provide the highest possible quality care to the community we serve. We are pleased and proud to have our efforts recognized with this certification.

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Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Plastic Surgery
Medical School
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

Hand and Microvascular Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA


Additional conditions and treatments
  • Arthritic Reconstruction
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery
  • Cubital Tunnel Release
  • Distal Radius Fractures
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Surgery
  • Lymphedema Surgery
  • Microsurgery for Plastic and Reconstructive Procedures
  • Microvascular Reconstruction
  • Nerve Repair
  • Tendon Repair
  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Wrist Fractures and Nonunion Surgery
  • Wrist Ligamentous Injury
  • Wrist Reconstruction

Research and publications

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