Dr. Susan E. Downey MD Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Susan Downey is a plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, California. She is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and has been in practice for 25 years. Dr. Downey accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 60 doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and one of 6 at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center who specialize in Plastic Surgery. She also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Plastic Surgeon: General Plastic Surgery

Clinical Interests: Breast surgery, Cosmetic surgery, Reconstruction, Weight loss, Breast reconstruction, Plastic surgery after massive weight loss

Education & Medical Training

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Campus
Residency, Plastic Surgery, 1988

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Residency, General Surgery, 1982 - 1985

Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Fellowship, 1989

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Internship, General Surgery, 1984 - 1985

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Class of 1982

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Plastic Surgery
Certified 23 years in Plastic Surgery

CA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Successful repair of ectopia cordis using alloplastic materials: 10-year follow-up.
Ley, E.J., Roth, J.J., Kim, K.A., Vincent, W.R., Muenchow, S.K., Wells, W.J., Downey, S.E.

Contact dermatitis from Dermabond.
Howard, B.K., Downey, S.E.

Progesterone and estrogen receptors in pregnant and premenopausal non-pregnant normal human breast.
Taylor, D., Pearce, C. L., Hovanessian-Larsen, L., Downey, S., Spicer, D. V., Bartow, S., Pike, M. C., Wu, A. H., Hawes, D.

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Insurances Accepted

  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS North Carolina BlueOptions PPO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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