Meet the Centre PC Staff

Larry, Certified First Assistant (C.F.A.)

Larry has worked at The Centre, P.C. for more than thirteen years as a Certified First Assistant (CFA). His position rotates between The Centre’s highly skilled board certified plastic surgeons, while assisting the rest of the OR team. Larry’s never-ending dedication to superior patient care and extensive knowledge within the plastic surgery world (consisting of both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures) has been a steadfast part of our accredited surgical team.

When not spending time with the family, Larry enjoys traveling and physical conditioning.

Ashley, Recovery Room Nurse

Ashley received her nursing degree from ITT Technical Institute.  She assists our patients with evaluating pre and post operative plans, implements and documents nursing care. Assesses patients for pain and maintains hemodynamic stability, neurological stability, and pain management.

Outside of the office, Ashley enjoys working out and spending time with her family.

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Meet the Doctors
Dr. Downs
Dr. Downs

Ronald K. Downs, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded The Centre, P.C. in Elkhart, Indiana in 1992. He is an active member in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Downs is also a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The American Medical Association, The Ohio Valley Plastic Surgery Society, The Rush Surgical Society, and The Indiana State Medical Association where he serves on the board of directors and has served as the president from 2003 to 2004.

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Dr. Viscardi
Dr. Viscardi

Patrick J. Viscardi, M.D. has been part of the surgical team at The Centre, P.C. since 1998. Dr. Viscardi graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, as a summa cum laude. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Rochester in New York. Dr. Viscardi completed his internship and general surgery residency at the University of Louisville, where he served as chief resident from 1994 to 1995.

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3D Imaging
3D Imaging
Individualized 3-D imaging provides realistic results

The Centre P.C. now offers an advanced imaging technique called VECTRA ® 3D that provides patients with realistic previews of expected outcomes from specific surgical procedures prior to those procedures being performed.

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Fly in for surgery
Fly In
for Surgery
Many of our patients fly in from all over the world.
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