Dr. Van Putten

Dr. Van Putten | Plastic Surgeon | Ophthalmologist Valparaiso IN | Michigan CityFor 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.


  • 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


  • Fellowship:
    • 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
  • Residency:
    • 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 – Northwest Indiana & 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
  • 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
  • Ophthalmic Surgery and Clinic Mission, Higueras, Mexico
    October 1987
  • Urgent Care at University Prompt Care, Grand Terrace, CA
    1986 – 1988