Dr. Downey is Chief of the Division of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He earned a Bachelors of Science in Natural Science with majors in Physics and Biology from Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, in 1979. He then graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (now Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine) in 1983. He then completed a three-year residency in foot and ankle reconstructive and traumatological surgery at the Doctors Hospital (now DeKalb Medical Hospital), in Tucker, Georgia. In 1986, Dr. Downey returned to the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine where he became a Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Podiatric Surgery. While teaching foot and ankle surgery to podiatric medical students and residents, Dr. Downey also maintained busy clinic and private practices. Along with Dr. Alan Mlodzienski and Dr. Susan Papp-Mlodzienski, Dr. Downey founded the Ankle & Foot Medical Centers of the Delaware Valley in 1999. Dr. Downey maintains active memberships in the American Podiatric Medical Association. He is also Board Certified by both the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine. He is also a national and international lecturer in foot and ankle surgery and a member of the teaching faculty of The Podiatry Institute of Decatur, Georgia and co-editor of a major textbook of foot and ankle surgery. His special interests include forefoot reconstructive surgery including bunions and hammertoes, diabetic foot care and surgical salvage, reconstruction of pediatric and congenital foot and ankle deformities, peripheral nerve surgery, and complex adult foot and ankle deformities.