Downey, Joan C., M.D., M.P.H

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Assistant Dean, Washington University College of Arts & Sciences
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
College of Arts & SciencesNewborn Medicine



  • BA, (Biology, Magna Cum Laude), Boston University1979
  • MPH, Harvard School of Public Health1985
  • MD, Harvard Medical School1985


  • Resident, The Children's Hospital1985 - 1988
  • Neonatology Fellowship, Harvard Joint Program in Neonatology 1988 - 1990

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 1986National Board of Medical Examiners
  • 1990 - PresMO
  • 1990MA
  • 1991ABP, Neonatal-Perinatal-eligible


  • Division of Newborn Medicine selected for the Resident Teaching Award in 2013, 20152015
  • WU Outstanding Academic Advisor2018

Recent Publications view all (1)

  1. Jaundice and bleeding from peripheral intravenous sites in a neonate. Neonatal hemochromatosis (idiopathic neonatal iron-storage disease). Arch Dermatol. 1996;132(12):1507-8, 1511. PMID:8961885 
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