Benjamin Joel Downie, MD

Board-Certified Cancer Specialist

Medical Oncology - Hematology

Benjamin Joel Downie, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician and board-certified, fellowship-trained oncologist. Dr. Downie’s special interest is in benign and malignant hematology, as well as general oncology.

Educational Background

Dr. Downie earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed a residency and internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Internal Medicine Program. Dr. Downie performed a Hematology and Oncology Fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Hematology and Oncology.

Awards & Research

Dr. Downie is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the William E. Dismukes Award for Outstanding Senior Resident and Award of Excellence in Medicine for Best R-3 ACP In-Training Exam from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital Department of Medicine; C. Glenn Cobbs Award for Excellence from Birmingham VA Medical Center; Outstanding Performance in 2nd Year Medical Studies from Indiana University School of Medicine; Outstanding Performance 1st year Medical Studies from Indiana University School of Medicine; Phi Beta Kappa at Hope College in Michigan; and Valedictorian of Canterbury High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Dr. Downie is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, and American Society of Hematology. His research is published in several peer-reviewed medical journals.

Rightfully earned, Dr. Downie has become a 2018 Texas Super Doctor for his hematology and oncology care. It is a great achievement that he thanks his patients and peers for nominating him for and a treasured moment he was excited to share with his family.

What I Love About My Job

With every patient, I have the privilege to embark on a new journey with them and to guide them through the disease process, making sure they understand the treatment options and goals. I like the new challenges and responsibilities that come with every patient, and that drives me to seek every avenue and every resource to fight and treat their cancer.


To schedule an appointment with Dr. Benjamin Joel Downie, call Austin Cancer Center at 512.505.5500 today, or use our online Request an Appointment form.