Professional Statement

Dr. Michelle Putnam graduated from UCLA in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, at which time she first began her studies in immunology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. She completed a Masters Degree in 1993 at Boston University, and she then continued her research in the role of B-cell immunology in autoimmunity and diabetes at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. In 1998, Dr. Putnam received her medical degree, with honors, and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society at Albany Medical College in New York. She did an internship in General Surgery and then Residency in Otolaryngology, both at Albany Medical College. She was awarded and completed a Fellowship with the American Academy of Otolaryngology and Allergy. Throughout her residency, Dr. Putnam stayed actively involved in basic science research projects and achieved numerous publications, awards and grants. She served as a representative and administrative board member to both the American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Medical Colleges. Dr. Putnam continues to lecture at prestigious Universities and conferences nationwide.


16 years






West Side Head & Neck3831 Hughes AvenueCulver City, CA 90232


  • Other

Areas (7)

  • Eyebrow
  • Eyes
  • Face
  • Forehead
  • Hair
  • Neck
  • Nose

Education & Affiliations

Education & Training

  • Fellowships

    American Academy of Otolaryngology and Allergy

    Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Residency


    Albany Medical College

  • Graduate School

    University of California-Los Angeles

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Hospital Affiliations

  • Southern California Hospital at Culver City
  • Providence Saint John's Health Center
  • UCLA Medical Center-Santa Monica

Awards & Recognitions

  • Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors
  • Los Angeles Magazine’s Top Doctors

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