Dr. Stephen Downing, MD

Dr. Stephen Downing, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
56 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Stephen Downing, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Buffalo, NY and has been practicing for 31 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and thoracic surgery.

Mercy Hospital Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates

515 Abbott Rd Ste 310

Buffalo, NY 14220
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Downing performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
very high
more than 94% of peers
Heart Surgery
more than 86% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
more than 85% of peers

Dr. Downing's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

37  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


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13  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Georgetown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Barnes Hospital/Washington University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Downing has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Downing's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Downing to family and friends
31 total reviews (23 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Downing's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (23)

excellent care overall. completely satisfied with my entire overall experience of a longer better lifetime. THANK YOU EVERYONE
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I first met Dr. Downing after having had my angiogram. He explained in detail exactly what had to be done. He got me into surgery right away and within 4 days I was out of the hospital and walking around. This is now 3-1/2 weeks later and I am now driving and walking around. I would highly...more
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e Excellent doctor, highly recommended.. Knowledge and care outstanding. Explains everything step by step. Very caring and available when you need them.I
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My experience with Dr.Downing was great.
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care was outstanding Downing and his staff and professional care . would recommend d r and his staff.
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