Surgery Education - Our Residents & Fellows
General Surgery Resident
MD, Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico, 2010
Other Post-Graduate Training:
2010-2011, New York Medical College, 5th Pathway/Pre-Intern
Medical Society of the State of New York
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Student Assoc.
North America Student Assoc.
Vanderbilt University Futbol Club; Founder/Team Captain/Alumni
Sigma Nu Fraternity/Nu Society
2009-2011, Columbia University, Laboratory Research, New York, New York. Lab Assistant. Working with Dr. Vadim Ten and his team of MDs/PhDs to explore the effects of ischemia-reperfusion injury on mitochondrial function in the neonatal brain. Mice and neuronal cell lines are being used for the studies.
2009-2011, Diabetes Insulin Pump Educator/Trainer, Staten Island/Brooklyn, New York. Proficient with Animas' OneTouch® Ping and Medtronic's MiniMed Paradigm® models and focusing on Spanish-speaking patients of all ages. Being mentored by a pediatric endocrinologist who advocates aggressive intervention through early pump initiation, real-time glucose monitoring, and increased patient-physician interaction, making possible earlier and prolonged states of remission and superb blood glucose control.
2001, University of Southern California, Department of Urology, Los Angeles, California. Urology Research Database Assistant under Dr. Donald Skinner & Dr. Gary Lieskovsky. Conferred with doctors to specify areas of interest for research and constructed a new oncology patient database for use in comparative studies of noninvasive data. Also allowed to shadow surgeons pre-op, intra-op, and post-op.
2009, 8th Joint Intl. Meeting LWPES/ESPE (Pediatric Endocrinology), New York City, NY. Co-author & Poster Presentation, 'Prevalence of Type 1, Type 1.5, Type 2, and MODY Diabetes in a Racially-Diverse, Multi-Centered Pediatric Population' (Maimonides Medical Center, State Univ. of New York - Downstate).
Honors & Awards:
Valedictorian, Class of 2009, Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico, 2009.
Chadwick High School senior class speaker – Leadership Skills and Development, 2006
Vanderbilt University's Ripple in the Pond Award, an annual, exemplary community-service award and cash prize
Dr. Putnam grew up in Manhattan Beach, California, and was an engineering undergraduate student at Vanderbilt University. Upon graduating, he moved to Managua, Nicaragua to start a nonprofit development organization called Manna Project International. Dr. Putnam then pursued his medical degree at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico, where he graduated as the Valedictorian. Outside of work, he enjoys skiing, surfing, and spending time with his nephews and nieces.
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