Douglas B. Evans, MD, FACS

Endocrine Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Surgical Oncology
Chair, Professor
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We are committed to improving the care of patients – not only our patients of today but also our patients of tomorrow – through innovation, discovery and courageous approaches to medical illness.

We are committed to improving the care of patients – not only our patients of today but also our patients of tomorrow – through innovation, discovery and courageous approaches to medical illness.


Douglas B. Evans, MD is the Donald C. Ausman Family Foundation Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Prior to joining the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2009, he was the Hamill Foundation Distinguished Professor of Surgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Evans completed a general surgery residency at Dartmouth followed by a surgical oncology fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and his Bachelor of Science from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He is board-certified in surgery, and his clinical interests include treatment of pancreatic cancer and tumors of the endocrine system (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors). Dr. Evans holds appointments at Froedtert Hospital, the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Children’s Wisconsin and St. Francis Hospital.

Dr. Evans has devoted his professional career to the research and treatment of pancreatic cancer and inherited endocrine syndromes. His interests include translational laboratory research in the biology of pancreatic cancer and in clinical trial development. He has completed a number of investigator-initiated clinical trials, emphasized the importance of treatment sequencing to include a variety of strategies for neoadjuvant therapy and described a number of novel techniques for vascular resection and reconstruction at the time of pancreatectomy. Research support has included a National Cancer Institute Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (NIH P20 SPORE) pancreatic cancer grant. At MD Anderson, his endocrine surgery group worked extensively on the genotype-phenotype correlations in multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes and they were the first to define the role for ultrasound in the preoperative management of patients with thyroid cancer. Dr. Evans has authored or co-authored over 400 journal articles, over 90 book chapters and has edited eight books. He has delivered countless invited and named lectureships nationally and internationally including the American College of Surgeons Traveling Fellowship to Australia and New Zealand in 1999. He served as President of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons in 2010-2011.

Since joining MCW, Dr. Evans has grown the faculty across all clinical divisions in the department, emphasized the importance of innovation and discovery and championed the principles of inclusion and diversity. The MCW surgical residency program has led the way in supporting the careers of young women in general and subspecialty surgery. The MCW Program in Pancreatic Cancer was recently endowed by the LaBahn family and is one of very few endowed Pancreatic Cancer Research Programs in this country.


Diseases & Conditions

Adrenal Cancer
Adrenal Tumors
Benign Tumors of the Adrenal Cortex
Carcinoid Tumors
Inherited Endocrine Tumors (Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia)
Pancreatic Cancer and Related Tumors of the Pancreas and Periampullary Region
Papillary, Follicular and Medullary Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Cancer

Treatment & Services

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Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital
Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
Froedtert West Bend Hospital


8800 West Doyne Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital

Education & Training

Boston University School of Medicine - MA - Doctor of Medicine - (1983)

Dartmouth Hitchcock Affiliated Hospitals - Hanover - NH - Internship & Residency in General Surgery - (1983-1988)

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center - Houston - Fellowship in Surgical Oncology - (1988-1990)

Board Certifications


Patient Reviews

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Excellent discussion of problem.
Dr Evans is a very dedicated, caring, & extremely talented Physician. The best I have ever had in my entire 73 years of life. I owe him my life!
Appreciated the staff/doctor working to get me in.excellent.
Always very professional and courteous
I feel like saying THANK YOU to Dr. Evans is enough for his expertise was used by God to treat me to make me healthy again and back to normal life's activities. The good doctor and his team have been caring since 2018. May God bless you always Doc. Me and my family ought to be grateful to you and your team.
Fantastic experience. Very grateful to Dr. Evans and everyone else we interacted with throughout the day.
Extremely thorough visit. Included doctor, NP and dietician. Left knowing what steps I needed to take to better my care.
The degree of professionalism was highly evident, very reassuring, and greatly appreciated.
There is no better physician than Dr Evans and his staff. They saved my life.
Entire staff did an outstanding job. Especially Dr. Evans. He is the best!!
Was in person not virtual. Dr Evans and the entire team were marvelous.
Dr Evans & staff professional compassionate. Caring.. Good listeners the best
Explanations were good. Some I did not understand completely.
Dr. Evans is excellent and I am happy to have him as my provider!
All of our experiences, both inpatient and outpatient, have been exceptional.
He is the best physician I have ever seen! Thorough, knowledgeable, concerned for the patient's overall well-being.
Dr. Evans thoroughly reviewed my medical history and test results before I met him at my appointment. He then was able to discuss in detail three options of how he could treat my problem. He was very clear in his recommendations and allowed us to select which one we wanted. The appointment went very well and we left with a surgery date in hand.
Dr. Evans is a wonderful doctor. Listens to his patients; very knowledgeable, anticipates patient needs; we need many more doctors like him.
Dr. Evans is a very good doctor.
Doc and NP's excellent all around.. Strongly recommend. Hard to find better combination of clinical excellence with personal attention.
Always first rate.
Excellent care and experience
My provider, Dr. Evans, was excellent. He was very thorough, diligent in reviewing my bloodwork results and info from my CT. Also provided me info on care subsequent to that specific appt. Appreciate his knowledge and compassion.
Dr Evan's thank you. For your life full of sacrifices. Your sleepless nights. Your time away from your family. Your time put in college. Your heart felt talk. You put my mind at ease and I can't wait to see what rabbits we gunna pull out of this. I am blessed to have you as my Jefe aka BOSS man with your team of warriors as equally blessed and thankful I am to have by your side for they as well know the sacrifice of saving lives as bass players in a band that hears alone. But I do. And I am blessed to have you. And with the power of my faith in the lord above and my new gang banging Jefe and warriors on my side. I WILL FEAT NO EVIL. Let's get in and getter DONE!! Ypu set them up. I will gladly knock it down. If you don't believe in miracles. This crazy Chica Garcia does. God Bless you all!! You deserve to shine bring like diamonds. Cuz you do to me.
Dr Evan's and his staff are outstanding to say the least
Not really. The staff, tech's, other supporting staff and Dr Evans, of course, were all highly professional, supportive and helpful. The lab could have run a bit more efficiently (as was true on a prior visit) but that is a minor concern. Thanks for all your help.
Excellent service and very professional
I fly in from Florida to see Dr Evans and the staff knows I take a flight back after my appointment they are always aware of that and they are always accommodating me to my schedule. It's never expected but always appreciated
The very best! Thanks for giving me more time in this life!
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