Alison H. Downes, MD Alison H. Downes, MD, is an attending physician in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Locations: Specialty Care, Market Street; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) Education and Training Medical SchoolMD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA InternshipPediatrics - Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH ResidencyPediatrics - Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH FellowshipDevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics - Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities - Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH Board CertificationPediatrics Titles and Academic Titles Attending PhysicianAssistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Departments and Services Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Trisomy 21 ProgramAutism Integrated Care Program22q and You Center Publications Posters and Presentations2014 Downes A, Anixt J, Esbensen AJ, Wiley S, Meinzen-Derr J. Psychotropic Medication Use in Children and Adolescents with Down Syndrome. Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Annual Meeting. Nashville, Tennessee, September 21, 2014. Poster Presentation. Downes A, Esbensen AJ, Anixt J, Meinzen-Derr J, Wiley S. Addressing Psychotropic Medication Use for the Treatment of Psychiatric Comorbidities in Children with Down Syndrome. Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group Annual Symposium. Indianapolis, Indiana, July 11, 2014. Poster Presentation. 2012 Downes A, Esbensen A, Macks R, Murphy E, Schade T. Aging in Down Syndrome: Experiences of Families. Association for University Centers on Disabilities Conference. Washington, DC, December 3, 2012. Poster Presentation. Awards and Honors 2014, Top Four Poster Award, Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group – USA 2014 Annual Symposium, Indianapolis, Indiana 2008 Max Kade Fellowship, American Austrian Foundation, Medical University of Vienna, Austria, Clinical clerkship at the General Hospital in Vienna 2002, Cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Leadership and Memberships 2014 – present, Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group 2012 – present, Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 2008 – present, American Academy of Pediatrics Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown above from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. We are committed to true transparency. However, to ensure the comments are fair and correctly attributed, we review each one before posting to the website. We exclude entire comments that disclose patient's protected health information, are off-topic, or include other confidential or inappropriate content. Comments will appear on provider bios only if providers have a minimum number of comments. Comments are shared internally for education purposes to ensure that we are doing our very best for the patients and families for whom we are privileged to care. The comments are submitted by patients and families and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not reflect the views of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.