Dr. Michael Brenner

Michael J. Brenner, M.D., FACS

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Clinical Contacts

To schedule a patient appointment: 734-936-8051

Administrative Contact

Megan Slavin


Dr. Brenner began his practice in 2008 and was recruited to University of Michigan in 2013. He completed residency at Washington University in Saint Louis and fellowship at University of Minnesota. He is the editor of the book, Rhinoplasty.

Areas of Interest

Dr. Brenner's research interests include optimizing outcomes in facial plastic surgery, improving patient safety and quality of care through teamwork, simulation and international collaborative efforts, and bench-to-bedside research on auditory neuroscience, nerve regeneration and axonal guidance.

Dr. Brenner is an expert in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He specializes in skin cancer reconstruction, face-lift surgery, eyelid lifts and correction of facial paralysis. He has a special interest in nasal reshaping surgery to improve nasal appearance or breathing.

Honors & Awards


  • 2016Faculty Researcher of the Year Award, Early Career, Dept. of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
  • 2016Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Honors Award
  • 2016Who’s Who in the World (2014-2016), Who’s Who in America (2012-2016)
  • 2014Vitals Patient’s Choice Award
  • 2013Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Induction
  • 2012American College of Surgeons/AAO-HNSF Executive Health Policy Scholar
  • 2010Junior Faculty Researcher of the Year Award in Surgery, SIU School of Medicine
  • 2009Fellow, American College of Surgeons Induction
  • 20071st prize AO North America Craniomaxillofacial competition (Minneapolis, MN)
  • 20061st prize Walter Work Award Triological Middle Section (San Diego, CA)
  • 2005Michael Paparella Research Award 24th Ogura Lectureship
  • 2004Outstanding Nerve Paper, American Society for Peripheral Nerve meeting
  • 20041st prize Resident Paper American Society for Peripheral Nerve (Palm Springs, CA)
  • 20031st prize Resident Paper WUMS Plastic Surgery Research (St. Louis, MO)
  • 20031st prize Resident Paper Midwestern Association for Plastic Surgery (Chicago, IL)
  • 2000 Johnson F. Hammond, MD, Memorial Scholarship for Medical Journalism
  • 19991st prize Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society National Writing Competition

Academic Activities

  • More than 100 scholarly publications, research grants, and book chapters relating to facial plastic surgery and surgery of the head and neck
  • Author/Editor: Textbook, Rhinoplasty, 2011
  • Invited Lectures nationally and internationally: Toronto, Canada, London, England, Melbourne, Australia, Tokyo, Japan


  • Chair, Research Committee, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • 2017–presentChair, Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts in Otolaryngology 
  • 2016-2018Co-Chair, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee–American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery
  • 2018Course Director of the 4th International Tracheostomy Symposium, UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas
  • 20163rd International Tracheostomy Symposium, John Hopkins Medical  Center, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2012-2013President, Faculty Council and Executive Committee SIU School of Medicine 
  • 2009-2013Director, Section of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, SIU School of Medicine
  • Associate Editor, Health Policy and Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Journal


Medical School or Training

  • Northwestern University Medical School, 2000


  • Washington University School of Medicine, Otolaryngology, 2007


  • Facial Plastic Surgery, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, 2008

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Sleep Medicine

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 
  • American College of Surgeons 
  • Academy of Medical Educators


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