T. Peter Downing, MD

T. Peter Downing, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Florida Heart & Vascular Care Lawnwood
2100 Nebraska Ave , Suite 202
Ft Pierce, FL 34950

Phone Number: 772-465-8100

About T. Peter Downing


Dr. Downing became interested in heart surgery because of his interest in heart transplantations. He graduated from George Washingtion University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., in 1974. He went on to complete his surgical training residencies in General Surgery at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Cardiovascular Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA; and Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Downing has written 25 scientific articles and has performed over 6,000 open heart surgeries.

Dr. Downing moved to Florida in 1986 and joined the staff of Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in 1999 where he assisted in the opening of the Lawnwood Heart Institute.

He served as President of Intracoastal Cardiothoracic Surgery from 1986 until 2006 when he joined HCA to form Lawnwood Cardiovascular.


  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery
  • National Board of Medical Examiners

Honors, Awards & Activities

  • Councilor, Florida Society of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons, 1998 - present. Served as Society President 2004 - 2006.
  • Voted Top Doctors of South Florida, 1997 - 2002
  • Voted Best Physician in the US, 1997
  • Physicians Advisory Committe, Florida Board of Medicine
  • The Jack Taylor (Clagett) Traveling Scholarship, Mayo Clinic, 1984
  • The Burroughs - Wellcome Company, 1975, 1976
  • The Joseph Levine Memorial Scholarship, George Washington University, 1973
  • NIH Summer Fellowships, 1971 - 1972


Dr. Downing has authored or co-authored 25 publications from 1971 - 1988.



Languages Spoken




Cardiovascular Surgery
Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Procedures & Conditions

heart surgery

Medical Education & Training

Medical School: George Washingtion University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Utah; Stanford University Medical Center; Mayo Clinic

T. Peter Downing Office Locations and Office Hours

Florida Heart & Vascular Care Lawnwood
2100 Nebraska Ave
Suite 202
Ft Pierce, FL 34950
Phone: 772-465-8100


Phone Number: 772-465-8100

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