Acne, Atopic Dermatitis, Autoimmune Skin Diseases, Birthmarks, Botulinum Toxin Injections, Children's Skin Diseases, Cutaneous Laser Surgery, Dermatologic Surgery, Dermatology, Hidradenitis suppurativa, Hyperhidrosis, Infantile Hemangiomas, Pediatric Dermatology, Psoriasis, Vascular Malformations
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.
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 Womens 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.