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Earl C. Downey, M.D.

Specialties

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 357-1700 Rock Canyon Pediatric Specialists - Intermountain Clinics
1134 North 500 West , Suite 101
Provo, UT 84604
(801) 662-2950 PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton
3773 West 12600 South
Riverton, UT 84065
(801) 662-2950 Primary Children's Hospital
Pediatric Surgery
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive , Suite 2600
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Bio

Dr. Downey has over 25 years of experience in pediatric surgery and pediatric trauma. He has special expertise in minimally invasive surgery and gastroesophageal reflux disease

Dr. Downey specializes in the following conditions: Inguinal hernia, Umbilical hernia, Undescended testicle, Hydrocele, Cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder), GT (placement of a stomach tube), Appendectomy (removal of the appendix), Vascular access (ports and central lines), Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Chest wall deformities (pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum), Pediatric endocrine surgery (thyroid and adrenal tumors/pancreas surgery)

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Professor (Clinical)
Pediatrics - Adjunct Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Administration
Pediatric Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
American Board of Surgery (Sub: Pediatric Surgery)

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Professor (Clinical)
Pediatrics - Adjunct Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Administration
Pediatric Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
American Board of Surgery (Sub: Pediatric Surgery)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 662-2950 Primary Children's Hospital
Pediatric Surgery
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Academic Bio

Dr. Downey is a Professor of Surgery with the University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children’s Medical Center. He currently serves as the Medical Director of the Pediatric Surgery program at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo Utah. He served as the Medical Director of Children’s Surgical Unit and Stoma and Wound at Primary Children’s Medical Center .

In 2011 Dr. Downey was awarded the Primary Children’s Medical Center Physician of the Year. His research interests include gastroesophageal reflux and Hirschsprung’s disease,

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Southern California, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Pediatric Surgery
Fellow
Residency Naval Medical Center
General Surgery
Resident
Internship Naval Medical Center
Surgery
Intern
Professional Medical Northwestern University Medical School
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Utah State University
Physiology
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Split abdominal wall muscle flap repair vs patch repair of large congenital diaphragmatic hernias.Barnhart DC, Jacques E, Scaife ER, Yoder BA, Meyers RL, Harman A, Downey EC, Rollins MD (2012). Split abdominal wall muscle flap repair vs patch repair of large congenital diaphragmatic hernias. J Pediatr Surg, 47(1), 81-6.
  2. Infarction of an extralobar pulmonary sequestration in a young child: diagnosis and excision by video-assisted thoracoscopy.Uchida DA, Moore KR, Wood KE, Pysher TJ, Downey EC (2010). Infarction of an extralobar pulmonary sequestration in a young child: diagnosis and excision by video-assisted thoracoscopy. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A, 20(4), 399-401.
  3. Clinical variables as prognostic tools in pediatric-onset ulcerative colitis: A retrospective cohort study.Moore JC, Thompson K, Lafleur B, Book LS, Jackson WD, OGorman MA, Black RE, Downey E Jr, Johnson DG, Matlak ME, Meyers RL, Scaife E, Guthery SL (2010). Clinical variables as prognostic tools in pediatric-onset ulcerative colitis: A retrospective cohort study. Inflamm Bowel Dis.
  4. Reflux esophageal stricture-a review of 30 years' experience in children.Pearson EG, Downey EC, Barnhart DC, Scaife ER, Rollins MD, Black RE, Matlak ME, Johnson DG, Meyers RL (2010). Reflux esophageal stricture-a review of 30 years' experience in children. J Pediatr Surg, 45(12), 2356-60.
  5. Impact of fundoplication versus gastrojejunal feeding tubes on mortality and in preventing aspiration pneumonia in young children with neurologic impairment who have gastroesophageal reflux disease.Srivastava R, Downey EC, OGorman M, Feola P, Samore M, Holubkov R, Mundorff M, James BC, Rosenbaum P, Young PC, Dean JM (2009). Impact of fundoplication versus gastrojejunal feeding tubes on mortality and in preventing aspiration pneumonia in young children with neurologic impairment who have gastroesophageal reflux disease. Pediatrics, 123(1), 338-45.
  6. Division of the fistula in laparoscopic-assisted repair of anorectal malformations-are clips or ties necessary?Rollins MD, Downey EC, Meyers RL, Scaife ER (2009). Division of the fistula in laparoscopic-assisted repair of anorectal malformations-are clips or ties necessary? J Pediatr Surg, 44(1), 298-301.
  7. Reflux related hospital admissions after fundoplication in children with neurological impairment: retrospective cohort study.Srivastava R, Berry JG, Hall M, Downey EC, OGorman M, Dean JM, Barnhart DC (2009). Reflux related hospital admissions after fundoplication in children with neurological impairment: retrospective cohort study. BMJ, 339, b4411.
  8. Quality of life of children with neurological impairment who receive a fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease.Srivastava R, Downey EC, Feola P, Samore M, Coburn L, Holubkov R, Mundorff M, Nkoy F, Desrochers D, James BC, Rosenbaum P, Young PC, Dean JM, OGorman M (2007). Quality of life of children with neurological impairment who receive a fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease. J Hosp Med, 2(3), 165-73.

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