Dr. Putman is Director of Interventional Neuroradiology at Inova Fairfax Hospital and an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases of the brain, spine, head and neck, as well as minimally invasive treatment of carotid stenosis and fractures of the spine.
He graduated magna cum laude from Southern Methodist University, where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He went on to earn his medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. After medical school, Dr. Putman completed an internal medicine internship at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, and residency and fellowship training in diagnostic radiology, neuroradiology and interventional neuroradiology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He served as Director of Interventional Neuroradiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital and went on to establish the Interventional Neuroradiology service line at Inova Fairfax Hospital in 2001. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Radiology, a senior member of the American Society of Neuroradiology, and a member of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery.
Throughout his medical career, Dr. Putman has been recognized as a caring and accomplished physician. His work with the Dr. Juan Taveras Foundation in the Dominican Republic providing services to the underprivileged and training local physicians earned him the Dominican government’s highest honor: the Order of Merit of Duarte, Sánchez and Mella.
Dr. Putman is an internationally recognized expert on the hemodynamics of cerebral aneurysms. Other research interests include intracranial aneurysms, subarachnoid hemorrhage, cerebral vasospasm, ischemic stroke and brain perfusion imaging. He has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters and is regularly invited to present at national conferences.