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Matthew Putty, DO

Neurological Surgeon
  • Special Interests
    • Cervical spine surgery
    • Brain tumor management
    • Spinal vascular malformations
  • Education and Medical Training

      Residency: 07/2015-06/2022 Carle Bromenn Medical Center, Bloomington, IL Neurosurgery

      Doctor of Osteopathy: 07/2011-05/2015 Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ Summa cum laude

      Undergraduate Degree: 08/2006-05/2009 University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

  • Journal Publications
    • Spontaneous intraventricular tension pneumocephalus: Case report and review of the literature. Young M, Putty M, Schaible K. World neurosurgery. March 2018.
    • Neurosurgical outcomes of isolated hemorrhagic mild traumatic brain injury. Kreuger E, Putty M, Young M et al. Cureus. October 2019.
    • Multidisciplinary management of low-velocity nonmissile penetrating head injuries. Young M, Putty M, Finneran M et al. Cureus. March 2020.
    • “Growing cerebellum” requiring operative decompression following perinatal ventriculoperitoneal shunting. Hengartner A, Putty M, Young M et al. Child’s nervous system. Sept 2020.

I recently joined Northwest NeuroSpecialists as a general neurosurgeon. I consider myself to be a Tucson native as I grew up here and went to the University of Arizona for undergraduate. After living in Tucson for 20 years I departed for Phoenix to attend medical school at Midwestern University. Upon completion of medical school, I moved to Illinois for my residency. I spent 7 years in Illinois training in a mixture of hospitals, including a busy trauma center on the south side of Chicago. However, there’s no place like home and I am excited to come back home and take care of my community.

As a general neurosurgeon I will treat many neurosurgical issues, but my passion lies in spine. The most gratifying experience is seeing a patient be relieved of intractable, debilitating pain as soon as they wake up from surgery. I have found that spine surgery can improve the quality of life for patients and that is why I enjoy spine surgery. I do treat a wide range of pathology including but not limited to brain tumors, spinal tumors, degenerative diseases of the spine and peripheral nerves. When it comes to operating my belief is that the surgery should be as minimal as possible while achieving maximal benefit.

Outside of the office and the operating room my interests include most out door activities, exercising, watching sports and playing Magic the Gathering.