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Douglas B. Evans, MD, FACS

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Endocrine Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Surgical Oncology
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Donald C. Ausman Family Foundation Professor of Surgery; Professor, Surgical Oncology; Chair, Department of Surgery
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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 M. D. 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 and Children’s Wisconsin.

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 M. D. 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 the 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.

For more information, please visit the MCW Department of Surgery website.


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


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

General Surgery

Patient Reviews

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. Learn more about our survey.

4.9 out of 5. 150 ratings, 35 reviews
Nov. 18, 2020
always a great experience
Nov. 17, 2020
Dr Evans and his team were very professional and knowledgeable during my visit for a consultation & tests. Dr Evans and his team provided a detailed assessment of my medical issues & recommendations that help put me at ease. I now have a much better understanding of my medical issues & next steps. I appreciate everything Dr Evans and his team did for me!
Nov. 11, 2020
This provider had a team of professionals and a brilliant protocol that allowed me to survive a lethal form of cancer - pancreatic. Thank you Dr. Evans and team!
Nov. 11, 2020
Dr. Evans is an excellent medical professional-thorough, knowledgeable, caring, and encouraging. I could not ask for anyone better than him. he saved my life. His staff is also caring, efficient, and professional
Oct. 11, 2020
Dr. Evans is one of the finest clinicians that I have ever met. It is a privilege for your medical center to have him as a member of your staff.
Oct. 7, 2020
Dr. Evans and this Team are truly excellent practitioners and very caring people !!!
Sept. 27, 2020
The speed at which I was seen (ie the visit), the knowledge of doctor
Sept. 25, 2020
Dr is very personable and always gives you the time to ensure both doctor and patient needs have been met. I highly recommend this provider. Dr Evans is outstanding!
Sept. 23, 2020
I have total confidence in Dr Douglas Evans
Sept. 16, 2020
Dr. Evans was filled with expert knowledge, experience and warmth. He asked great questions and made me feel so calm with his answers and recommendations. I felt like Dr. Evans cared about the big picture, both me and my care. He was wonderful to work with and I am so grateful he is my doctor.
Aug. 26, 2020
Dr. Evans provided the highest level of care in the diagnosis, treatment and follow up care of a life altering illness.
Aug. 12, 2020
Dr. Evans is very good and nice. explains everything very well and makes me feel at ease.
July 30, 2020
provider has a complete grasp of my health situation. i have complete confidence in him
July 30, 2020
Dr. Evans goes out of his way to be helpful and kind. he is the most competent doctor I have ever seen. I wish others could be like him.
July 16, 2020
Professionalism and interest in me as a patient and individual.
July 15, 2020
July 15, 2020
Dr. Evans was personable, caring & supportive. He did not come across as aloof or condescending toward me. He has/had an outstanding bedside manner.
July 15, 2020
Doctor Evans is the highest quality Physcian I have ever had! He works extremely well with my Oncologist, communicates with him even though he belongs to a different health care group, is caring & concerned for his patients, is on the cutting edge of treatment developments, treats everyone with respect, patients & staff. All his staff bend over backwards to assist patients with whatever needs they have.
June 10, 2020
Doctor Evans and the whole team are the best and most professional caregivers anyone could have.
June 10, 2020
Dr. Evans and his staff/team were incredible. I am so pleased that my care will be under their direction. Very thorough, professional and kind.
June 3, 2020
I trust Dr. Evans and his staff. I never had this level of service and care.
May 22, 2020
Dr Evans is always friendly, joyful, positive, encouraging, in his approach. He is open and for the most part talks out loud when reviewing lab results, CT scans, etc., and answers any questions at that time. Dr Evans is an all-star and we are immensely grateful for him.
May 15, 2020
I would highly recommend Dr. Evans and his staff to anyone of need for his services. Dr. Evans and his staff are extremely professional and teat you with the utmost of respect.
April 16, 2020
Dr. Evans is a caring individual and meets the patient's needs.
April 14, 2020
I am blessed to have such an awesome medical team at Froedtert led by Dr. Evans. It is obvious they care and respect all patients and work as a team to provide the best possible medical plan.
March 11, 2020
Came in for a consultation and was very happy with the care team!
March 11, 2020
Dr Evans is one of the best pancreatic cancer doctors I believe he saved my life I was diagnosed in 2012 and I'm still here
March 10, 2020
Because Dr. Evans and his staff are the best.
March 10, 2020
Dr. Evans and his staff are the best!!!!
March 5, 2020
He was very knowledgeable about my health issues and explained everything to me in a way that I understood what he was talking about. He and the nurse practitioner were very informative on my issues and didn't rush my appointment.
Feb. 29, 2020
He is always concerned about how things are going with my health.
Feb. 18, 2020
He is very good doctor. Sometimes decently silent unless I ask question.
Feb. 1, 2020
Staff and Dr. Evans are wonderful people and a pleasure to deal with !
Jan. 21, 2020
He is an amazing exceptional surgeon and very compassionate man.
Jan. 21, 2020
Dr Evans is unsurpassed in his medical knowledge, especially regarding Pancreatic Cancer, but not exclusive to that. He is attuned to the patients best welfare & is exemplary in sharing any treatment decisions with my other health care providers. His entire staff provide exemplary care to his patients. I am Blessed to be his patient!
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