Brian Christie

Board Certified

Brian M. Christie, MD, MPH

Providing state of the art technologies and convenience for our patients
Hand & Upper Extremity

Commonly Treated Conditions & Procedures Performed:


Brian Christie, MD, is a fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity surgeon, specializing in the treatment of patients with disorders of the hand, wrist, and upper extremity. He prioritizes patient-centered care, focusing on conditions such as trauma, arthritis, nerve injury, and tendon/ligament disorders, with a particular interest in complex and revision surgery.

Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Christie’s passion for patient care was ignited during his time at Dartmouth College and his experiences living in Tanzania. After completing his medical education at Duke School of Medicine, he pursued residency training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Wisconsin, where he developed a love for the Midwest and met his wife, Patti.

Following his residency, Dr. Christie furthered his education with a master’s in public health from Harvard School of Public Health and a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Stanford University. He then returned to the Midwest, joining the faculty at Indiana University before settling back in Madison to raise his family.

Dr. Christie’s patient care approach revolves around three core principles: patient-driven shared decision-making, evidence-based care, and the use of minimally invasive, innovative techniques. He conducts clinical research to enhance surgical outcomes and has a strong interest in global health, and providing care to patients in need, worldwide.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Christie enjoys spending time with his family and pursuing outdoor activities like scuba diving, fishing, and snowboarding. He is dedicated to providing excellent patient-centered care, ensuring patients understand their conditions and treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical. He is committed to excellence in the quality of care he and his team delivers.



Stanford University – Hand & Upper Limb


University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Medical School:

Duke University School of Medicine


Dartmouth College


Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Master of Public Health, Focus: Global Health


KR Rose, BM Christie, LM Block, VK Rao, BF Michelotti
Opioid prescribing and consumption patterns following outpatient plastic surgery procedures

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 143 (3), 929-938

B Christie, L Block, Y Ma, A Wick, A Afifi
Retrobulbar hematoma: a systematic review of factors related to outcomes

Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery 71 (2), 155-161

BM Christie, BF Michelotti

Fractures of the carpal bones

Clinics in Plastic Surgery 46 (3), 469-477

BM Christie, S Kapur, SJ Kempton, SE Hanson, Y Ma, VK Rao

A prospective randomized trial comparing the effects of lidocaine in breast reduction surgery

Plastic and reconstructive surgery 139 (5), 1074e-1079e

S Elmaraghi, VK Rao, BM Christie

Linear modeling to reduce bias in plastic surgery residency selection

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 147 (3), 538-544

B Christie, NO Shulzhenko, SO Poore, AM Afifi

Divulge the bulge: an international survey of abdominal donor site morbidity in free autologous breast reconstruction

Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery 53 (5), 265-270

BM Christie, NM Kurnik, E Park, K Ranganathan, AA Smith

Rethinking Global Health Education in Plastic Surgery Residency

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery–Global Open 9 (9), e3775

KM Shaum, BM Christie, JS Israel, VK Rao

Concomitant opioid and diazepam use in plastic surgery

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery–Global Open 7 (6), e2050

N Bhagat, J Berns, K Newsom, S Dawson, A Archual, BM Christie, ...

Revisiting bipedicled flaps for lower extremity distal third defects

Annals of Plastic Surgery 90 (6), 598-602

S Ahmed, D Roth, L Hulsman, JN Gross, EL Weber, A Archual, ...

Active nerve management for above the knee amputation: A comparison of through the wound versus posterior approach

Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery 94, 40-42