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Brian William Downs, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

151 Ratings

Brian William Downs, M.D.

Assistant Professor,

Clinical Interests

Facial Nerve Disorders, Cosmetic Facial Surgery, Face-lift, Skin Care, Rhinoplasty, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Maxillofacial Trauma, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-4161
Department: 336-716-4161

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About Dr. Downs

Brian Downs, M.D., is a practicing facial surgery specialist at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, NC. He came to Wake Forest Baptist Health due to its strong Otolaryngology program and young, dynamic staff. Facial surgery provides a nice mix of art and science that Downs enjoys, as he is able to create a customized treatment program.

Education & Training

  • B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1994
  • M.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2000
  • Internship, Surgery, Univ No Carolina Affil Hosps, 2001
  • Residency, Otolaryngology, Univ No Carolina Affil Hosps, 2005
  • Fellowship, Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck, Oregon Health Science Univ Sch, 2006

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology


  • Am Academy Of Otolaryng-Head &
  • Am Coll Of Surgeons
  • Am Academy Of Facial Plastic &

NPI Number

  • 1952316457
Brian William Downs, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

151 Ratings

Brian William Downs, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology

Research Interests

Rhytidoplasty; Skin Aging; Reconstructive Surgical Procedures; Face; Facial Neoplasms
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Academic: 336-716-4000 | Department: 336-716-4161

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Recent Publications

The inferior turbinate in rhinoplasty. Downs BW.. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2017;25(2):171-177.

Topical honey for scalp defects: an alternative to surgical scalp reconstruction. Witman CE, Downs BW.. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2015;3(5):e393.

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Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology

Clinical Interests

Facial Nerve Disorders, Cosmetic Facial Surgery, Face-lift, Skin Care, Rhinoplasty, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Maxillofacial Trauma, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Brian William Downs, M.D.

Brian William Downs, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology

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Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

Brian William Downs, M.D.151 Ratings


Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
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CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
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Time CP spent with patient
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Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.


WFBH is lucky to have him on staff!


Dr. Downs came highly recommended by my ENT. And I was not disappointed at all! I can't begin to tell you about the dreads I had before my surgery.. all for nothing.. The surgery went great!! I have not had any bleeding, pain etc.. and I feel so much better being able to breathe!! Not to mention the excitement I have about the look of my new nose ( when the swelling subsides). Everyone was wonderful in the OR they all came to see me before surgery and introduced themselves and Dr. Downs was present several times.. made me very comfortable.


Very good.


I receive all my care for my face with *Dr. Downs I trust his recommendations.


I have recommended Dr. Downs and Wake Forest to my friends.




*Dr. Downs was willing to spend all the time necessary to answer questions. We left the office having a lot of confidence in him.


*Dr. Downs is professional and attentive. He called me several times after my procedure. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He is a caring person.


I have recommended Dr. Downs to a friend who is having a similar procedure done this month.


Began seeing this Doctor before he joined Baptist. I've had 5 surgeries with him. I have utmost confidence in provider.


I was extremely impressed with Dr. Downs. He was knowledgeable about my condition and what he intended to do during surgery. He put me at ease and i had full confidence in him and his skills. I was very happy with the amount of time he spent with me explaining everything.


*Dr. Downs inspires confidence because of his attention to detail and clear communication.


From *Dr. Downs reviewing my records and picture, his decision on what to do for me was finalized in 5 minutes. GREAT SURGEON.


*Dr. Downs is an awesome dr.


Dr Downs is great very patient oriented very kind extremely professional highly recommended


So pleased I chose *Dr. Downs. Excellent dr. in all my care.


He explained what he would do and I felt confident in his approach. So far all has gone well.


Every Thing About Wake Forest Hospital Is Good .....


Dr. Downs made me feel confident in the surgery and his skill in the surgery and treatment plan he outlined. He explained everything in a way I understood. He was available post surgery when I called with concerns and returned my call promptly. Best experience I've had with a healthcare provider and system.


Dr. had real good beside manners.


Dr. Downs is awesome. He listens to my concerns. He takes great care of his patients. He does great surgical work. I'm so glad he is part of my cancer team.


*Dr. Downs took very good care of me.


To say the least I was very impressed by Dr. Downs. I will have to have nasal reconstruction and Dr. Downs explained everything to me on how my nose would be fixed and the different surgeries it would take to correct my condition. I feel confident in doctor Downs ability to do my surgery. He said I could expect 90% increased air flow. If this is true it would be beyond my expectations. He comes very highly recommended by Dr. Clinger. I also very much like Dr. Clinger and respect his opinion.


I had a great experience. This provider is very professional and I would recommend him to family and friends that may need similar services that I had done.

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