Professional Summary


  • Emory University School of Medicine - Atlanta, in Doctor of Medicine, 2003


  • Warren Alpert Medical School-Brown University - Providence, in Dermatology, 2007


  • Fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • AM BD DERMATOLOGY awarded in 08/12/2007

Professional Memberships

  • Utah Medical Association
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Society for Pediatric Dermatology
  • American Academy of Pediatrics


  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Dermatology

Language Spoken

  • English

Practice Focus

Dr. Puttgen is a pediatric dermatologist caring for children and young adults and their families for all disorders of the skin, hair and nails. Her interests and expertise include infantile hemangiomas, vascular anomalies, birthmarks, pigmented lesions ('moles'), atopic dermatitis (eczema), psoriasis, burn and traumatic scars, neonatal dermatology, pediatric lichen sclerosis and acne. She is a nationally recognized expert in laser and surgical treatments for Pediatric Dermatology patients.


Dr. Kate P�ttgen is originally from New York and spent most of her childhood in Kentucky. She received her undergraduate degree from Sewanee, The University of the South, graduating summa cum laude, and earned her medical doctorate at the 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 subspecialty fellowship training in Pediatric Dermatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she joined the faculty after completing her fellowship. Prior to joining Intermountain Healthcare, she worked as an Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics and served as Division Chief and Fellowship Director for Pediatric Dermatology at Johns Hopkins. Dr. P�ttgen was Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Vascular Anomalies Center, caring for patients with complex vascular birthmarks. Her interests and expertise include infantile hemangiomas, vascular anomalies, birthmarks, atopic dermatitis (eczema), psoriasis, burn and traumatic scars, neonatal dermatology, pediatric lichen sclerosis and acne. She is a nationally recognized expert in laser and surgical treatments for Pediatric Dermatology patients. Dr. P�ttgen is board certified in Dermatology and sub-specialty boarded in Pediatric Dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology. She has published extensively in prominent medical journals and textbooks and lectures frequently both nationally and internationally. In her clinical practice, Dr. P�ttgen believes in providing patients and their families with state of the art, compassionate medical care and clear, evidence based treatment options to develop effective, tailored management plans. She enjoys working with children from birth to early adulthood and their families. In her free time, Dr. P�ttgen enjoys reading, travel, yoga, cooking and spending time with her husband and two young sons exploring their beautiful new home state of Utah.

Verified Patient Ratings

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Patient Satisfaction

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Nov 18, 2023
Dr Listen very well and answered everything what we concerned
Nov 17, 2023
So impressed with Dr Puttgen. She was genuinely concerned, optimistic and helpful. I loved that she talked directly to my daughter. She's extremely knowledgeable with an amazing bedside manner
Nov 11, 2023
Provider asked great questions to both myself and my son. She thoroughly went through his history and then laid out her recommendations. When we posed questions as to why not a different treatment, she was thorough in explaining why and reassuring in her decision.
Nov 11, 2023
Love Dr Puttgen!
Nov 1, 2023
Dr. Puttgen is wonderful!
Oct 29, 2023
Doctor was extremely knowledgeable and polite and took the time to answer all of our questions. Would highly recommend her to a friend
Oct 29, 2023
I can't praise Dr Puttgen enough. She answered all of my questions with genuine concern. Our pediatrician was hard to get a hold of and when I reached out to her to see if she was able to get in contact with him followed up with a phone call. During the call, she showed genuine concern and gave valuable advice regarding testing my daughter needed. She went above and beyond what anyone would expect.
Oct 28, 2023
Dr Puttgen was so kind and knowledgeable. She got down to my daughter's level and kept eye contact not only with me, but my daughter as well. Asking if any of us had any questions and was not rushing at all. She is great! We appreciate her and her expertise. Especially in helping my daughter calm down bc she gets stressed out around Drs. Thank you Dr Puttgen!
Oct 27, 2023
Oct 27, 2023
Oct 25, 2023
Dr. Puttgen and her nurse were very informative and helpful.
Oct 20, 2023
Dr is Amazing. She knew immediately what was wrong with me. Pinched nerve in my neck.
Oct 20, 2023
I wish there was more doctors like her, great care shown.
Oct 19, 2023
Dr. Puttgen was so nice and sweet. Really loved how she was with my kids and knowledgeable too. Very good experience.
Oct 6, 2023
Although she wasn't rushing sometimes it's a lot of information to take in. But she listened and gave information
Sep 28, 2023
Sep 28, 2023
Always the very best experience from beginning to end!
Sep 27, 2023
Efficient and gentle
Sep 21, 2023
This was one of the best Dr's appointments ever. The Dr is amazing and we'll recommend her to anyone needing a dermatologist
Sep 21, 2023
The DR was AMAZING with my son. She took the time to listen to all of his concerns and answer his questions. She never once talked down to him and treated him exceptionally well.
Sep 4, 2023
Very good
Aug 25, 2023
Very personable and addressed all our concerns
Aug 24, 2023
Dr. Puttgen is amazing and always does so well with my kids.
Jul 28, 2023
Always the best experience! She's compassionate, calms me down when my anxiety spikes and explains every step
Jul 27, 2023
Puttgen is amazing. She has been wonderful and amazing of caring for
Jul 11, 2023
Wonderful facility, convenient, great staff.
Jun 2, 2023
Super nice staff
Jun 1, 2023
Dr Puttgen is AMAZING! Listened, answered any questions I had, thoroughly explained things to us all before/during/after, was so kind, showed genuine care & was so patient!
Jun 1, 2023
I love Dr. Puttgen! She is kind, caring, gentle, listens well and shows patience and compassion. I would recommend her to anyone!
May 27, 2023
Very good listeners

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Intermountain Taylorsville Specialty - Dermatology

3845 W 4700 S Taylorsville, UT
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