Brett Michelotti, MD

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Hand Surgery and Microsurgery
Brett Michelotti, MD


Brett Michelotti, MD, is a UW Health plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He is board certified in plastic surgery and has added qualifications in hand and microvascular surgery. He is also an associate professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Michelotti treats facial and upper body trauma, hand and wrist injuries, nerve disorders, arthritic joint injuries, birth defects, cancer, amputated fingers and limbs and other conditions. His specialties include microvascular surgery and reconstructive repair of complex injuries. He also provides mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery.

His surgical expertise includes tissue transfers from one part of the body to another to restore appearance and function. Dr. Michelotti also performs nerve decompression and peripheral nerve surgery.

Dr. Michelotti has advanced orthopedic expertise in performing challenging arm, elbow and hand procedures.

Dr. Michelotti helps patients stay fully informed and comfortable with their decisions and care. He is also involved in research that focuses on enhancing post-surgical outcomes.

In his free time, Dr. Michelotti enjoys mountain biking and cycling around the Madison area. 

It’s rewarding when our team can use surgical skills to solve problems and achieve meaningful results. For certain conditions, restorative surgery can change a person's life.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

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

  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA


Additional conditions and treatments
  • Arthritic Reconstruction
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery
  • Cubital Tunnel Release
  • Digital replantation
  • Extended efforts in limb salvage
  • Facial skin cancer reconstruction
  • Hand and upper extremity surgery (congenital and acquired disorders)
  • Joint replacement
  • Lymphedema Surgery
  • Microvascular Reconstruction
  • Microvascular surgery
  • Nerve Repair
  • Nerve surgery to reduce amputation pain (targeted muscle reinnervation, TMR)
  • Office-based hand surgery procedures
  • Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Removal
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon transfer
  • Wrist Reconstruction