Professor Putnam received her undergraduate degree in physical education with emphasis on athletic training from Eastern Illinois University and completed her PA training at Nova Southeastern University in Jacksonville where she earned a Master of Medical Science degree. After graduation, she worked as a physician assistant in orthopedic surgery where she served as a preceptor for NP and PA students during their elective clinical rotations. She was subspecialized in orthopedic oncology where she treated pediatric to geriatric patient population.
Professor Putnam is originally from a rural community in Illinois and has been living in the Jacksonville area since 2012. She, along with her husband, enjoys watching their 2 sons participate in their respective sports and activities outside of school. She loves to workout in the early mornings before the sun to get her day started on the right foot and leisurely days at the beach.
Professor Putnam is excited to help mold the next generation of Physician Assistants at Nova Southeastern University through guidance and encouragement along with some hard work and dedication.