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

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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

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.*


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Your care givers are always the best at everything. I am always happy to recommend Frodtert to our friends, family, and loved omes.
I saw Dr. Evans for a second opinion on the possible necessity of thyroid surgery. He said no to that, but discovered a different condition causing the symptoms I have had for some time and recommended another specialist. Dr. Evans and his medical team and entire staff were kind, caring and professional and I was more than happy to know I do not need surgery at this time and will soon have the help I really need.
Froedtert, Dr. Evans and every staff member and employee definitely saved my life, made challenges bearable, and helped me back to wellness through difficulties on the long road to recovery. Well done! You are extremely helpful, professional, caring and dedicated. As a patient, I was kept informed, listened to and partnered with all along the way. Queries were answered with kindness and prompt responses online, by telephone or in person whether asked by me or my husband.I am so glad Froedtert and Dr. Evans were so highly recommended and we came here for a second opinion on a treatment regimen after just completing 8 weeks of 3-day chemotherapy in Illinois. It became crystal clear within 20 minutes of my first encounter with Dr. Evans and his team that Froedtert was exactly where I belonged on this pancreatic cancer journey!
Extra ordinary hospital
Dr Evans and every one of his staff are amazing . They are very attentive and easy to reach. They are all extremely compassionate and caring. I appreciate every one of them .
As of right now, my tumor is not cancerous and has not grown any bigger in 18 months. So for the time being, Dr Evans & staff are just monitoring the tumor.I am extremely grateful to have Dr Evans and glad that he did fine and remove a small tumor on my parathyroid that was causing all my kidney stones, removed tumor and parathyroid, and now my calcium levels are back in the normal range!
Very good service and in a timely manner
Dr Evans has been top doctor I have ever known he cares for you amazing well always
I enjoyed seeing Dr. Evans. He and his staff are very caring and informative concerning my health.
My trips to Froedtert are always pleasant to attend.
Loved the fact Dr. Evans records his visit notes while in the room with me. Is a great review of what transpired. Reminded me of a couple questions I forgot to ask. Though I did have a list of questions with me. And Dr. Evans patiently answered and discussed each one so I easily understood the facts and the processes of the surgeries.
Dr Evans is an excellent physician and is very thorough with exams, lab results and CT results. I could not ask for a better physician to monitor my life.
I felt so safe and taken care of.
Very good experience felt like I mattered
Dr Evans is the most caring Dr I have ever had.
I left the visit knowing that I am in good hands and have complete confidence in my care team.
Dr Evans and his staff have always provided the best care of me that could possibly be given. I am so grateful to have him as my doctor . His staff are very friendly and thoughtful.
DrEvans is outstanding
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
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