Ronald K. Downs, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded The Centre, P.C. in Elkhart, Indiana in 1992. He is an active member of 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.

Dr. Downs is currently serving as the secretary and treasurer of the Elkhart County Medical Society and is an active member in his community and church.

Plastic Surgery Training and Experience

Dr. Downs completed his plastic surgery training at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Centre in Chicago and was board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1994. He is also a Fellow if the American College of Surgeons.

Although Dr. Downs’ board certification and credentials demonstrate his knowledge and expertise, his surgical skill is the basis of his greatest recognition. Dr. Downs has an excellent reputation and takes pride in helping his patients achieve a natural appearance, form, and function.

Dr. Downs continuously works to develop new treatment methods and technologies that may provide his patients with the satisfaction that they deserve. Dr. Downs is a BioTE® Certified Practitioner.

Dr. Downs is known for his caring and compassionate nature and his commitment to achieving the best results possible for each patient. He strives to educate his patients about each procedure in a warm yet professional manner.

When not in the office, Dr. Downs enjoys lifting weights and playing golf. He is a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish – despite the fact that he played football for the U.S. Naval Academy, Notre Dame’s fierce rival.

Dr. Downs is an appointed staff member at the following health care establishments:

  •  Elkhart General Hospital
  •  Riverpointe Surgery Center
  • Goshen General Hospital
  • Our Lady of Peace/Triumph
     Memorial Hospital
  •  St. Joseph Regional Medical Center
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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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