Douglas B. Evans, MD, FACS

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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.


Treatment & Services

Virtual Visit

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

Ages Seen


Languages Spoken


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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The caregivers were very professional but also showed compassion and interest in my recovery. They were very caring.
Dr. Evans and the staff at the cancer center are always attentive and helpful. We gladly travel back and forth from Florida to be in Dr. Evans and his teams care!!!
Prompt, courteous, friendly, professional experience.
I was very satisfied with the experience
Extremely friendly and knowledgeable.
Dr Evans is such a calm nice Doctor. I like and trust him very much.
Great doctor
Good timely service
Nothing to add. Great physician and clinical staff.
Everyone did a great job.
People at the main campus hospital are the BEST!!!
Excellent care throughout the entire appointment. Staff is wonderful and experienced and extremely knowledgeable. Could not ask for a better group to care for me!
Wasn't able to connect via video. Dr Evans called me and the visit went well. Very happy with results of conversation.
Everything went really well, good way to stay in touch
No privacy at desk while checking in. Everything else is great. Dr. Evans and his staff are exceptional.
Dr. Evans is an extraordinary physician. He took the time with me to explain my situation, treatment options as if I was the only patient he was to see all day. His staff is not surprisingly extraordinary as well. Professional caring and thorough!
Excellent service
We love Dr. Evans and his team! Thank you for always taking such good care of our family. You are appreciated!
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.
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