Jeffrey M. Downing, MS, RN

Jeffrey M. Downing
Chief Nursing Officer
Department of Nursing
  • 5280 Top Doctors 2016
  • Recognized as a 5280 Top Doctor
  • America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd.
  • Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc.
  • Best Doctors in America® 2015 — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • America’s Top Doctors 2016 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
  • Special Interests

    Clinical Interests

    Patient safety, patient experience, and creating systems that promote quality. Measuring outcomes so you have some way to know whether what you are doing works.

    Research Interests

    Patient safety and satisfaction, quality improvement, organizational development and ambulatory clinical outcomes.

    Additional Information

    Jeffrey Downing is the Chief Nursing Officer of the Department of Nursing which includes Adult and Pediatric Clinics and Day Care Units, in addition to being the administrator of nursing services.

    He participates in Senior Management as the representative for the Department of Nursing.


    University of Colorado School of Nursing, Master of Science, Nursing Administration
    University of Colorado School of Nursing, Bachelor of Science, Nursing
    Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, Bachelor of Arts, History

    Awards & Recognition

    February 2013: Founders Award Recipient, Peer Assistance Services, Inc.

    Professional Memberships

    September 2002–2011: Board of Directors, Peer Assistance Services, Inc.
    2005-2009: President, Peer Assistance Services, Inc.
    Member, Colorado Organization of Nurse Leaders


    1993 Chern, I., Brent, J., Slattery, J., Ritvo, J., Kalhorn, T., Gomez, H., Downing, J., Johnson, R., & Roberts, D. (1993). Is it safe to give acetaminiphen to alcoholics? A metabolic study. Veterinary and Human Toxicology, 35(4). 365.

    Contact Information

    • Office: 877.225.5654
    • Fax: 303.398.1630



    • National Jewish Health Main Campus
      1400 Jackson St.
      Denver, CO 80206

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