Allen Putterman, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology
Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago


BS—University of Wisconsin-Madison
MD—University of Wisconsin Medical School
Residency—Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
Clinical Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital

Selected Honors and Awards

Best Doctors Book, Woodward/White, 1994-Present
Top Doctors Chicago Magazine, January 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
Castle Connolly Top Doctors book 2001-2017
Lester Jones Surgical Anatomy Award by ASOPRS for anatomy contributions, 2011
Baylis Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cosmetic Surgery by ASOPRS, 2005

Selected Book Chapters

Putterman AM. Muller's Muscle - Conjunctival Resection, Chapter in: Manual of Oculoplastic
, 5th Ed. Editors: Levine, Putterman, Springer, pp. 205-212, 2018.

Putterman AM. Cheek - Midface Lift. Chapter in: Manual of Oculoplastic Surgery, 5th Ed. Editors: Levine, Putterman, Springer, pp. 129-144, 2018.

Putterman AM.  Pearls for Muller’s Muscle-Conjunctival Resection with Upper Blepharoplasty.  Chapter 191 in: Pearls and Pitfalls in Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery.  2nd Ed. Editors: Hartstein, Massry, Holds.  Springer, New York, 655-657, 2015.

Putterman, AM. Upper Blepharoplasty combined with Muller’s Muscle conjunctival resection ptosis procedure. Chapter in: Master’s Techniques in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. Editors: Wayne Larrabee, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2012.

Recent Journal Articles

Liu CY, Putterman AM. Stable Upper Eyelid after 2 Successive Tarsoconjunctival Flaps. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2018 May 14;6(5):e1724.

Putterman AM. Commentary on: Modified Levator Muscle Resection Using Putterman Müller's Muscle-Conjunctival Resection-Ptosis Clamp. Aesthet Surg J. 2018 Apr 6;38(5):488-490.

Putterman AM, Liu CY. Simplified Treatment of Over- and Under-Corrected Blepharoptosis Surgery. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Jan/Feb;34(1):90-92.

Patel RM, Aakalu VK, Setabutr P, Putterman AM. Efficacy of Muller's Muscle and Conjunctiva Resection With or Without Tarsectomy for the Treatment of Severe Involutional Blepharoptosis. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jul/Aug;33(4):273-278.

Jones ST, Aakalu VK, Lin AY, Perez C, Epstein G, Putterman AM, Setabutr P. Surgical Microanatomy of Lower Eyelid Tarsal Ectropion Repair With a Putterman Ptosis Clamp. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jul/Aug;33(4):261-263.

Putterman AM, Liu CY. The Orbital Septum in Upper Eyelid Retraction and Ptosis Complicating Fat Injection. Aesthet Surg J. 2017 Jun 1;37(6):NP62-NP63.

Putterman AM. Cultural Differences in Pretarsal Fullness Acceptance. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Apr;139(4):1018e-1019e.

Putterman AM. Re: "Incision and Curettage Versus Steroid Injection for Treatment of Chalazia: A Meta-Analysis". Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Mar/Apr;33(2):151.

Putterman, AM. How the Mueller Muscle – Conjunctival Resection Ptosis Procedure was Developed (to the editor) Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. Vol 1-32, No 2, 156-157, 2016.