Wayne State | Department of Surgery (313) 745-8778

Mihaela-Elena Rapolti , MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Clinician Educator)
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Position: Full-Time

Office address: 
4160 John R, HPOB,
Department of Surgery, Suite 400,
Detroit, MI 48201 

Email: mrapolti@med.wayne.edu
Phone: (313) 745-8773
Fax: (313) 745-1873

Administrative Assistant: Amber Wilson
Administrative Email: awilso@med.wayne.edu

SPECIALTY: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

PRIMARY SITE: Harper University Hospital, Karmanos Cancer Center

OTHER AFFILIATIONS: Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Harper Hospital, Hutzel Women’s Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

– Associate Member American Society of Plastic Surgeons
– Associate Member of Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons  

CLINICAL INTERESTS: General Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Microsurgery, Burn Surgery Reconstruction, Hand Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Reconstruction after Sarcoma Resection

LANGUAGE(S): English, French, Romanian

M.D. – Universitatea de Medicina Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania

– University of North Carolina: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency
– Universitatea de Medicina Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency
– Burn Surgery Fellowship: John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL
– Hand Surgery Fellowships: Institut de la main, and Institut francais de chirurgie de la main, Paris, France
– Diplome Inter-Universitaire de Techniques Microchirurgicale – Paris, France

Chapter 12. Breast Reconstruction, in Plastic Surgery Essentials for Students 9th Edition (2018)
Rapolti M, Roughton M. ASPS Young Plastic Surgeons Steering Committee

Under Pressure – Applying Practice-Based Learning and Improvement to the Treatment of Chronic Neuropathic Pain in Patients with Burns.
Rapolti, M., Wu, C., Schuth, O.A., Hultman C.S. Clinics in Plastic Surgery, Oct. 2017, Volume 44, Issue 4: 925–934

Abstract: Peripheral Nerve Decompression for the Treatment of Chronic Pain in Burn Patients: Learning Curve Analysis to Determine Effect of Surgical Volume on Complications and Clinical Outcomes.
Rapolti, M.E., Wu, C., Schuth, O., Hultman, C.S. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2016 Sep; 4(9 Suppl): 71-72. Published online 2016 Sep 16.

Medical students – premedical history/physical, didactics, operating room/clinic
Residents – rounds in clinics/operating room, research

Teaching interest: microsurgery