Phil Downer, MD
Dr. Phil Downer

Phil Downer, MD

Hip Surgery & Arthroscopy | Hip Replacements & Preservation | Hip Replacement


Dr. Downer is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a special interest in hip preservation surgery.

Dr. Downer enjoys seeing patients of all ages, but his special interest in joint preservation has led him to treat many younger patients with hip problems, such as hip dysplasia or hip impingement. One of only a few surgeons in the Pacific Northwest who performs hip arthroscopies for these issues, Dr. Downer has quickly become one of Seattle’s leading hip specialists.

In addition to joint preservation, Dr. Downer treats patients with more advanced complications. He performs over 500 hip replacements a year.

Dr. Downer completed a medical degree and residency at Memorial University Medical School in Canada, and went on to complete a fellowship in pelvic osteotomies and complex joint reconstruction in Bern, Switzerland. Continuing education is important to Dr. Downer; in his spare time, he seeks out and visits other surgeons doing similar work all over the world. In addition to his medical training, Dr. Downer holds a Masters in Business Administration from INSEAD, one of Europe’s top business schools, and ranked 5th worldwide.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Downer enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He also likes to kite surf, wind surf, and back country ski.

You can read more about Dr. Downer’s area of expertise at his website, Seattle Hip Surgery.