Douglas J. Van Putten MD, FACS

Ophthalmic Plastic Reconstructive Orbital
& Cosmetic Surgeon

For Douglas J. Van Putten, M.D., F.A.C.S. cosmetic surgery is both a professional career and a personal commitment that is dedicated to helping women and men achieve a more attractive, natural-looking, youthful appearance.

Dr. Van Putten is a specialist in Ophthalmic, Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery of the eyes, face and neck. Meeting the challenges of technical advances in his field, as well as evolving patient requirements, he can rejuvenate the brow, face and neck. He utilizes the most technically advanced lasers and surgical techniques available, including endoscopic cosmetic surgery procedures that leave no visible scars and offer quicker recovery times than traditional surgery.

dr douglas j van putten md facs

“I was referred to Dr. Vanputten regarding trouble I was having with my peripheral vision and eyelids feeling heavy. I was a little nervous at the thought of needing surgery on my eyes, but I was more concerned with visual difficulties I had been having while driving at night. The staff were all prompt and very friendly. They demonstrated a real team effort working together to keep things running smoothly. Dr. VanPutten listened to my concerns before he began his exam. He was very kind and did not make me feel rushed at all. He presented me with my options. I felt comfortable entrusting him with my eyes. I made the decision to go forward with surgery.

The surgery went well as expected. I followed up in his office the next day. He was pleased with the results. There we're two times that I was concerned with the healing process and I sent messages to Dr. V and he was always quick to respond which put me at ease. I am just a little over 3 weeks post operative and am so pleased with the results myself. I can not believe what a difference I now have with my vision. I highly recommend Dr. VanPutten and his team.”

– MD


  • Fellow – American Society of Opthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
  • Fellow – American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow – American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow – American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Member – American Society of Lipo-Suction Surgery
  • Member – American Medical Association
  • Diplomat – National Board of Medical Examiners, July 1986



Post doctoral fellowship training at Baylor, Cullen Eye Institute with Milton Boniuk, M.D. in Ophthalmic Plastic, Reconstructive, Orbital Surgery and Oncology
July 3, 1990 to June 20, 1991


Ophthalmology: Loma Linda University Medical Center
1986 – 1989

Post Doctoral Training

12 months of post doctoral training in Internal Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center
July 1, 1985 to June 30, 1986

Doctoral training at Loma Linda University Medical School, Loma Linda, CA
1981 – 1985

Undergraduate School

Andrews University, Barrien Springs, MI – 1977 to 1981, B.A. in Biology with Chemistry minor

Faculty Appointment

Clinical Assistant
Professor Department of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Plastic, Orbital and
Reconstructive Surgery and Oncology
St. James Hospital & Health Ceners
Olympia Fields, IL 1992 to 2011

Personal Experience

  • Co-Creator of DeLaine by MichelleDouglas anti-aging, acne, corrective skin care.
  • National Training Center in the BOTOX Cosmetic Physicians’ Network
  • Dr. Van Putten has twenty-five years experience with BOTOX and is one of
  • a small select group of experts elected to train other physicians
  • International Trainer for Dermal Fillers for physicians in Cayman Islands
  • Anterior segment, oculoplastic, orbital reconstructive surgery and oncology
  • Ophthalmology, Inc – & Chicago
  • 1991 to Present
  • Member of the American College of Surgeons Ambulatory Surgical Care Committee
  • 1997 – 2000
  • Member of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Young Surgeons
  • 1997 – 2000
  • Certified Instructor for Coherent UltraPulse 5000C Co2 Laser
  • 1996 – Present
  • Ophthalmologist & Oculoplastic Constulant and Surgeon, Cayman Islands
  • 1995 – 2017
  • Ophthalmic Consultant and Surgeon, Cayman Brac, British West Indies
  • 1990
  • General Ophthalmology, anterior segment, laser and oculoplastic surgery
  • Inland Eye Institute, Colton, CA
  • July 1989 to June 1990
  • General Medical Officer and Ophthalmic Consultant, Cayman Brac, British West Indies
  • 1988
  • Ophthalmic Surgery and Clinic Mission, Higueras, Mexico
  • October 1987
  • Urgent Care at University Prompt Care, Grand Terrace, CA
  • 1986 – 1988

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