Amanda Downey


Pediatrician and psychiatrist
Amateur whale watcher and Great Pyrenees dog mom

About me

Pronouns: She | Her | Hers

Dr. Amanda Downey is a pediatrician and psychiatrist who cares for adolescents and young adults with eating disorders. She works with patients and their families to develop a treatment plan that honors their unique strengths and challenges. Through education, advocacy and research, she strives to dismantle the systems that increase risk for eating disorders and improve evidence-based eating disorder treatments. She is the assistant medical director of the UCSF Eating Disorders Program.

Downey earned her medical degree at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. At the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, she completed residencies in pediatrics and adult psychiatry, and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Downey is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Academy for Eating Disorders, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.

  • Education

    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, MD, 2015

  • Residencies

    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Adult Psychiatry, 2020

    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pediatrics, 2020

  • Fellowships

    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2020

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Eating disorder recovery is both challenging and beautiful, and it is an honor to walk with patients and families on the journey.

Clinics I work with


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Eating Disorders Program

Eating Disorders Program

San Francisco / Greenbrae / Pleasanton

Where I see patients (1)

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