955 Lane Avenue , STE 100
Chula Vista, CA 91914

7AM to 5PM, M-F

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Kristopher Downing, MD

Curriculum Vitae




Chula Vista, CA 91915

Business: 619-421-3400

Fax: 619-421-3557


Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
Subspecialty: Hand/Upper Extremity/Microsurgery


I strive for meticulousness and attention to detail in all of the general orthopedic and hand/upper extremity care I provide to patients. This has led to fantastic patient outcomes, even in the face of devastating injury and/or disease.

I sub-specialize in the care of the upper limb (including the brachial plexus, shoulder, arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand) and pride myself in taking my time and utilizing my maximal effort and critical thinking for each and every case. Most importantly, I give patients the time and attention they need, despite the fast-paced “go, go, go” nature of today’s health care environment. Treating everyone as if they were a family member keeps my patients exceptionally happy with my treatment decisions. Furthermore, this keeps patients, their family members and their close friends coming back for more of my care that everyone deserves and should expect of all physicians.

Lastly, all patients make a tacit pact with me to comply with our agreed upon treatment decisions, which places the onus on the patient to get better in therapy once they have left my sight. My overall goal is to accurately diagnose your condition and provide you with reasonable treatment options. I welcome you to contact my office for an appointment to discuss all of your musculoskeletal issues.

Biographical Details

Age: 34
In practice since: 2010
Gender: Male

Additional Languages Spoken

  • Spanish


  • Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles
  • Internship: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship: University of Southern California

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
    Elect Choice EPO, Health Fund PPO, HMO, Managed Choice POS, National Advantage PPO, Open Choice PPO, QPOS POS, Traditional Choice PPO, US Access POS, Value Network HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    AIM HMO, California HMO, Plus POS, Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Shield
    HMO, POS, PPOs
  • Cash/Self pay
  • Champus Tricare
    For Life, Prime
  • ChoiceCare/Humana
    HMO, Open Access POS, PPOs
  • Coventry Healthcare
  • Health Net
    EPO, HMO, PPOs, Select POS, Seniority Plus Retirees HMO
  • Medicare
    Sharp Pioneer ACO, UHC-AARP MedicareCompleteValue, UHC-AARP MediComplete Premier, UHC-AARP MediCompleteEssential, UHC-Secure Horizons Retiree, UHC-Sharp Secure Horizons
  • Sharp Health Plan
    Choice HMO, Performance HMO, Premier HMO, Value HMO
  • United Healthcare
    Signature Options PPO, Signature Value EPO, Signature Value HMO, Signature Value POS
  • VEBA
    Performance HMO-Network 1 HMO
  • Workers’ Compensation