Douglas B. Evans, MD, FACS

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Endocrine Surgery, General Surgery, 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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I advocate a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care that balances clinical response with maintenance of the best possible quality of life for his patients. I place strong emphasis on actively involving patients in their treatment plans and encourage the enrollment of patients into clinical trials, especially those which involve emerging therapies based upon our improved understanding of molecular medicine.

I advocate a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care that balances clinical response with maintenance of the best possible quality of life for his patients. I place strong emphasis on actively…
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Prior to joining the Medical College, Dr. Evans was the Hamill Foundation Distinguished Professor of Surgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He is board-certified in surgery, and his clinical interests include treatment of pancreatic cancer and tumors of the endocrine system (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal).

Dr. Evans’ research interests focus on translational laboratory research in the biology of pancreatic cancer and in clinical trial development for patients with localized disease. He has completed a number of investigator-initiated clinical trials, including 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 tumors and was the first to define the role for ultrasound in the preoperative management of patients with thyroid cancer.

Since joining MCW, he has forged the Program in Pancreatic Cancer Research including a clinical database, tissue bank, personalized cancer treatment clinical trial, and ongoing laboratory research.   He was twice awarded the Outstanding Teacher Award at MD Anderson Cancer Center in 1995 and 2003. He also received the Faculty Achievement Award in Clinical Research in 1998. Dr. Evans is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the editorial boards of Surgery and the American Journal of Surgery, and is Editor of the Pancreatic Tumors Section of the Annals of Surgical Oncology.

He served on the editorial board for the seventh edition of the AJCC (American Joint Committee on Cancer), Cancer Staging Manual, and chaired the committee that revised the staging system for pancreatic cancer. He has served on various national medical advisory committees and has worked extensively with patient advocacy groups including the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) and the Lustgarten Foundation.  In 2013 and 2014, Dr. Evans served as the Chair of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-American Association for Cancer Research Acceleration Network Grants Scientific Review Committee.

He has authored or co-authored 275 journal articles and has edited seven books. He has delivered more than 50 invited lectureships nationally, most recently at Harvard Medical School, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, University of Iowa, and the University of California, Davis Medical Center, amongst others. He has also been invited to present his research findings at international meetings in New Zealand, Belgium, France, Sweden, Japan, and elsewhere. He was awarded an American College of Surgeons Traveling Fellowship in 1999.

For more information, please visit the MCW Surgery Department 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

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4.9 out of 5. 144 ratings, 34 reviews
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!
Jan. 15, 2020
They very helpful, efficient, straightforward and very kind!
Jan. 14, 2020
DR. Evans is the only surgeon I will let operate on my neck. this is my third surgery with Dr. Evans during the past 17 years.
Jan. 7, 2020
He is the nicest, most intelligent person. My lucky day was when he became my doctor. He saved my life.
Jan. 7, 2020
They took very good care of me and are still taking very excellent care of me
Dec. 20, 2019
extremely professional and knowledgeable about my issues
Dec. 20, 2019
Dr. Evans is very confidence-inspiring, assuring me I would be just fine throughout my cancer journey. He has a well-coordinated team that cover all of the issues I faced, and they were all respectful and compassionate.
Nov. 6, 2019
Dr.Evans saved my life when I came to him about 3 years ago. His care is outstanding and his entire staff the same!
Sept. 26, 2019
Doctor very knowledgeable about my endocrine problem and staff set up next appointment. I was so impressed I'm thinking about leaving my current health system and transferring all my care - even primary care - to the Froedtert MCW system.
Sept. 26, 2019
Dr. Evans and his staff are excellent. Had I not gone to Dr. Evans in 2014, I do not believe I would be alive today. He is an exceptional and brilliant doctor/surgeon. He has done so much for me and how he treats me us remarkable. I have never had a doctor with such exceptional people skills. He has a passion and truly cares about his patients. He has been a blessing to me.
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