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Faculty Physicians

Joan Catherine Downey, MPH, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Medical Director, Labor and Delivery Service and Nurseries, Barnes Hospital
Director, St. Louis Children's Hospital Antenatal Consult Service

Specialty Areas

Newborn Medicine - Neonatology

Board Certifications

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Newborn medicine, jaundice, high-risk infants, hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, breast feeding

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), 5th Floor
Office Phone: 314-454-6148
Fax: 314-454-4633



Fellowship: Neonatology, Joint Program in Neonatology, Brigham & Women's Hosp, Children's Hosp, Beth Israel Hosp 1990
Residency: Pediatrics, (PL-1, 2, 3), The Children's Hospital, Boston, MA 1988
Medical Degree: Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 1985
Masters Degree: Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 1983
B.A.: Boston University (Biology, Magna Cum Laude) 1979

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Jaundice and bleeding from peripheral intravenous sites in a neonate. Neonatal hemochromatosis (idiopathic neonatal iron-storage disease).
Leal-khouri S, Mallory SB, Downey JC
Arch Dermatol. 1996 Dec; 132(12)1507-8, 1511.

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Attachment of the ascidian sperm surface egg receptor N-acetylglucosaminidase to the cell membrane.
Downey JC, Lambert CC
Mol Reprod Dev. 1994 Aug; 38(4)453-8.

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Swallowing disorders in a population of children with cerebral palsy.
Waterman ET, Koltai PJ, Downey JC, Cacace AT
Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 1992 Jul; 24(1)63-71.

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Checklist of the Mallophaga of Midway Atoll, Pacific Ocean.
Ward RA, Downey JC
J Med Entomol. 1973 Jul 31; 10(4)391-6.

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A report of federal support for state programs in comprehensive planning for mental retardation.
Almack RB, Downey JC
Rehabil Rec. 1971 Jan-Feb; 12(1)7-10.

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