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Katherine Püttgen

Katherine B Püttgen MD

Assistant Professor, Dermatology and Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; Division Chief, Pediatric Dermatology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Dr. Katherine Püttgen is the Division Chief for the Division of Pediatric Dermatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is also the fellowship director of the pediatric dermatology program. She is the Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Vascular Anomalies Group, which manages patients with complex vascular malformations and vascular tumors. Her interests and expertise include infantile hemangiomas, vascular anomalies, atopic dermatitis, neonatal dermatology, pediatric lichen sclerosis, acne and hyperhidrosis. She is an expert in laser and surgical treatments for pediatric dermatology patients.

Dr. Püttgen is board certified in dermatology and sub-specialty boarded in pediatric dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Püttgen graduated summa cum laude from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and earned her medical doctorate at Emory University School of Medicine. She completed her dermatology residency training at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where she served as chief resident. She then completed her fellowship in pediatric dermatology at Johns Hopkins, serving as the inaugural fellow of the program. She joined the faculty after completing her fellowship in 2008.


Dr. Katherine Püttgen has served on advisory boards for Pierre-Fabre and Anacor. 

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. Timolol Maleate Safe and Effective for Infantile Hemangiomas