Compassionate, Caring Orthopedic Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon in California

            If you injure your elbow, hand, wrist, or even shoulder, receiving treatment from an orthopedic surgeon specializing in upper extremities is vital for your recovery. Dr. Kristopher I. Downing and the team at Upper Extremity Specialists of Synergy Orthopedic Specialists Medical Group in Chula Vista and La Jolla, CA, have years of experience in safe and effective diagnoses and treatments of upper extremities to relieve pain and enhance functionality. For personalized orthopedic care, call the office or request an appointment online today.

About Dr. Downing

Dr. Downing earned his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in 2001 after completing a 7-year Biomedical Sciences program at the University of California, Riverside (UCR), which included dual enrollment at UCR and UCLA in the fourth year of study. He then went on to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to receive his Doctor of Medicine (MD) in 2004. (UCLA).

Dr. Downing’s surgical internship and orthopedic surgery residency were done at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) Health System hospitals in Philadelphia. He has also completed the University of Southern California’s (USC) Joseph H. Boyes hand and upper extremity fellowship training program in Los Angeles. Dr. Downing started independent private practice orthopedic surgery-related services in 2010 at 30 years after 13 years of post-secondary education and training.

Dr. Downing is the founder of Synergy Orthopedic Specialists Medical Group, not forgetting Synergy Orthopedic Specialists Medical Group’s Upper Extremity Specialists practice in La Jolla and Chula Vista, California. He is an adolescent and adult orthopedic surgeon board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. Besides, Dr. Downing is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS).

As a highly skilled and experienced orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Downing specializes in surgical and nonsurgical treatment of injuries and diseases affecting the forearm, shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist, and neck. Kristopher Downing, MD, is a kind, meticulous, and patient-focused physician, in addition to his exceptional credentials to practice upper extremity orthopedics (as well as general orthopedics).

Dr. Downing’s education, experience, drive, and sincere concern for his patients’ well-being help him achieve the best possible results for them. He allows patients ample time to understand what they need, explain procedures, and answer questions concerning any risks, benefits, and alternatives to recommended treatments to make sure they feel confident under his care.

To ensure he accommodates the diverse California community at his practice, Dr. Downing is fluent in English and Spanish. His sports experience during high school and college gives him the first-hand experience necessary to treat a wide range of sports-related injuries. While not practicing orthopedics at Upper Extremity Specialists, Dr. Downing loves spending time with his wife and two kids.

Testimonials & Reviews

Dr. Downing and the team at Upper Extremity Specialists value and appreciate feedback from their loyal patients. To date, the practice prides itself on a 5 out of 5 stars rating based on 24 collected reviews. Visit the website to see what other people are saying about the practice.

In conclusion, patients across California can rely on Dr. Downing’s top-level orthopedic care. New patients and most major insurance plans are accepted. To schedule an appointment, call the office of Upper Extremity Specialists or request one online today.

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