Joan Downs, MD

Dr. Downs received her undergraduate degree at University of Iowa. She has a master’s degree from Southern Illinois University, where she also graduated from medical school. In fact, she was a pharmacist before attending medical school. Dr. Downs completed her pediatric residency at University of Iowa Hospital and is Board Certified and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Her goal is to empower parents by showing them how to care for their child—walking them through scenarios, so they can feel comfortable making decisions. Joan is married to an anesthesiologist and they have two children. She enjoys gardening and cooking.