Levi S. Downs Jr, MD

Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health (OBGYN)

Levi S. Downs Jr

Contact Info

downs008@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-6499

Office Address:
Nursing Administration Office
MMC 603 Mayo
8603A
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
Dept. of OB/GYN & Women’s Health
MMC 395 Mayo
8395C
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Kenya Senter

Administrative Phone
612-624-1765

Administrative Email
ksenter10@umphysicians.org

Additional Locations

Dr. Downs sees patients at:

M Health - Gynecologic Cancer Clinic, Appointments 855-486-7226

Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health (OBGYN)

Program Co-leader, Women's Cancer Research Program

Institute for Molecular Virology

Chief Medical Officer, University of Minnesota Physicians


Gynecologic Oncologist


MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1994

University of Pittsburgh, Magee-Women's Hospital, 1998

Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology, University of Minnesota Medical Center, 2002

MS, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 2008


Dr. Downs sees patients at:

M Health - Gynecologic Cancer Clinic, Appointments 855-486-7226

Summary

Dr. Downs is the Chief Medical Officer of University of Minnesota Physicians and University of Minnesota Medical Center. Additionally, Dr. Downs is the Clinical Care Co-Director of the Deborah. E. Powell Center for Women's Health, A Nationally Designated Center of Excellence and is the Program Co-leader of the Women's Cancer Research Program. Dr. Downs is a board certified gynecologic oncologist.

Dr. Downs received his medical degree in 1994 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed an obstetrics and gynecology internship and residency at the Magee-Women’s Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He completed a gynecologic oncology fellowship at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Downs has acquired specialty training in the Intuitive Surgical da Vinci Surgical System.

Expertise

HPV-induced carcinogenesis, molecular therapeutics for cervical cancer and gynecologic oncology clinical trials.

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Doctors in America®, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Minnesota Monthly Best Doctors for Women, 2014

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Downs’ research interests include HPV induced carcinogenesis, molecular therapeutics for cervical cancer and gynecologic oncology clinical trials. Thank you to Turner Biosystems Luminometer Grants Program for their generous donation of a luminometer.

Publications

For a comprehensive list of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.

Clinical

Specialties

  • Cancer
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Women's Health

Clinics

Gynecologic Cancer Clinic

Board Certifications

Obstetrics and Gynecology; Gynecologic Oncology

Clinical Interests

Cervical cancer; Ovarian cancer; Pelvic surgery; Uterine cancer; Vulvar cancer; Vaginal cancer; Colposcopy; Clinical research

Hospital Privileges

Fairview Lakes; Fairview Maple Grove; Fairview Ridges; Fairview Southdale; Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital; Regions Hospital; UMMC