Dwight Putnam, CP/LP, graduated from Austin College with a degree in art with an emphasis in sculpture. He worked as a professional sculptor building works of art for casinos, museums, zoos and retail companies around the globe before an opportunity arose to fabricate silicone appliances for the face, hands, and feet. It was then that he saw how his background in sculpture could help change people’s lives so he returned to school to become a prosthetist.
Dwight graduated from California State University and completed his prosthetics residency at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. After completing his residency in 2007, he joined the staff at Scottish Rite as a certified prosthetist and has been there ever since. He designs both upper and lower extremity prosthetics for pediatric patients.
On this episode, we are joined by Dwight Putnam, a certified prosthetist who works at a pediatric hospital in Texas. He brings a unique perspective to his job as a prosthetist as he previously worked as a professional sculptor. In his job, Dwight works with kids born with congenital hand differences and he builds terminal devices that allow them to participate in the activities that are meaningful to them.