Kirk M. Puttlitz, MD

Kirk M. Puttlitz, MD


Interventional Spine & Pain Management

Board Certified

Medical School

State University of New York


Emory University Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program


KDV Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Ltd.



North Phoenix Clinic

18444 N. 25th Ave., Suite 210
Phoenix, AZ, 85023


Sun City Clinic

10503 W Thunderbird #262
Sun City, AZ, 85351


Kirk M. Puttlitz, MD a board certified physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine and fellowship-trained in Interventional Pain Management and Spine.

Dr. Puttlitz received his pain management and spine fellowship training at KDV Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Ltd. His fellowship included extensive training in cervical and lumbar epidurals, discography, facet and sacroiliac injections and more. He completed his internship in internal medicine from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Dr. Puttlitz attended the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.  He was Magna Cum Laude Graduate at State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences where he graduated with his medical degree. He also attended State University of New York at Buffalo for his bachelor in science degree where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Dr. Puttlitz is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR). 


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Research & Experience

  • Furman M, Lee T, Puttlitz K, Zgliewski T, O’Brien E, Goodman B. Lumbar provocative discography: evaluation for possible disc pressurization. Presented 4/25/02 at the North American Spine Society (NASS) meeting, New York City, NY.
  • O’Grady M, Wolf S, Tenover L, Ortiz S, Puttlitz K, Hysni C, Sandborn M, Aviles X. Effect of different resistance training programs on lower extremity strength and muscle soreness in previously untrained older adults. (Submitted for publication), 1998.
  • Puttlitz K, Sung B, Orlowski W, Wilson M. Combined effect of caffeine and exercise on blood pressure in men at low and high risk for hypertension. Presented at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology ’94 Conference, Anaheim, California, April 24-28, 1994. Published in The FASEB Journal 1994;8(4):A881.
  • Puttlitz K, Sung B, Orlowski W, Wilson M. Effect of caffeine on blood pressure during exercise in men at low and high risk for hypertension. Presented at the Ninth Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Hypertension, New York City, New York, May 11-14, 1994. Published in the American Journal of Hypertension 1994;7(4):33A.