Brian Downie, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Orthopaedic Surgery
Sports Medicine
Area of Practice
Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Brian K Downie, PA-C, MS is currently an Associate Chief Physician Assistant at Michigan Medicine and the Lead Advanced Practice Provider for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is credentialed and has a clinical appointment at MedSport (Sports Medicine Service). He is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. In addition to Physician Assistant School and surgical residency he is a graduate of the University of Michigan Department of Public Health Master’s program in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis as well as the PASQUAL (Patient Safety & Quality Leadership Scholars Program) at Michigan Medicine. He now serves on both the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and UH/CVC Quality Committees.

Professional affiliations include AAPA (American Academy of Physician Assistants), PAOS (Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery) and MAPA (Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants).

His research interests include Clinical outcomes in knee, shoulder and hip conditions as well as quality improvement and patient safety.


Medical School or Training

  • Western Michigan University, 1997


  • Butterworth Hospital, Physicians Assistant Studies, MI, 1998

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery

Board Certification

  • Physician Assistant


Patient Safety and Quality in Health Care as well as clinical and outcomes research involving the knee, hip and shoulder.


Clinic Locations


Domino's Farms
24 Frank LIoyd Wright Drive, Lobby A
P.O. Box 391
Ann Arbor, MI 48106

734-930-7400 / 877-877-9333