Philip R. Downer, MD For an appointment call: 206.633.8100


  • Orthopedic


  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Total Joint Replacements

Care Center:

Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle

Clinic Locations:

  • Ballard
  • Wallingford


Philip R. Downer, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a special interest in hip and knee preservation surgery. He sees patients of all ages, but his special interest in joint preservation has led him to treat many younger patients with hip problems such as hip dysplasia or hip impingement. He performs over 250 hip replacements per year, primarily through a tissue sparing surgery approach.

Dr. Downer enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He also likes to kitesurf, windsurf, and backcountry ski.

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Education & Fellowship

BS, Queen's University
MBA, Institut européen d'administration des affaires (INSEAD), France
MD, Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine

Orthopedics, McGill University

Pelvic osteotomies and complex joint reconstruction, Bern, Switzerland
Mueller Foundation


Seattle Metropolitan Magazine — Top Doctor

Surgical Facilities

Seattle Orthopedic Center – Surgery
Northwest Hospital & Medical Center – UW Medicine
Swedish Medical Center

Listen to Dr. Downer discuss common sports injuries. (IRG Sports Medicine Update)