Katherine Brown Puttgen, M.D.
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Division of Pediatric Dermatology
200 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
Emory University School of Medicine (2003)
Emory University School of Medicine – Internship-Internal Medicine (2003 – 2004)
Brown University School of Medicine – Dermatology (2004 – 2007)
Johns Hopkins Hospital – Pediatric Dermatology (2007 – 2008)
Pediatric dermatologic surgery
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Botox for axillary hyperhidrosis
Kate Puttgen, M.D., has an intense interest in both the medical and the surgical care of pediatric dermatology patients and is developing a procedural clinic combining cutaneous laser surgery with dermatologic surgery. Her research interests include hemangiomas and vascular malformations; atopic dermatitis; acne; dermatologic surgery and laser surgery.
Puttgen received her medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine, where she was also an intern in internal medicine. She trained in dermatology at Brown Medical School, serving as chief resident, 2006-2007. Johns Hopkins’ inaugural fellow in pediatric dermatology, she completed her training in June 2008 and is now an assistant professor.
Puttgen is a member of the editorial board of the DermAtlas
web site conceived and developed by her mentor, Bernard A. Cohen, M.D. She and Cohen are currently developing an internet-based teledermatology tool so that pediatricians and primary care providers can obtain consultations for patients with dermatologic conditions that require specialist care.
She is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, an active member of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology and the Women’s Dermatologic Society. She enjoys community outreach and education efforts focused on bringing information about pediatric dermatology to the community, both for parents and children, and developed a school education curriculum on sun protection while at Emory.