Frank Downey, M.D. is a senior associate consultant at the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Prior to joining Mayo, Dr. Downey served as a cardiovascular surgeon in Milwaukee for 25 years. He was surgical director of the Cardiac Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Dr. Downey has been involved in all aspects of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, including high risk coronary artery bypass grafting, surgery for valvular heart disease, and heart and lung transplant. He has been heavily involved in mechanical circulatory support, including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. His research interests include mechanical circulatory support and cardiac transplantation.
He earned his medical degree at Medical College of Ohio before going on to complete a residency in general surgery at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center and a residency in thoracic & cardiovascular surgery at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine.
Dr. Downey has been recognized several times for his work in the past, including several “Best Doctors” awards from Milwaukee Business Journal, and “Best Physicians “ from Milwaukee Magazine.
U.S. News & World Report names Mayo Clinic the #1 hospital in Arizona and #22 nationally for cardiology and heart surgery.