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Douglas B. Evans, MD, FACS

Endocrine Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Surgical Oncology
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 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)

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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. 168 ratings, 33 reviews
Oct. 20, 2021
Excellent doctor and staff. They have taken great care of me to the point they saved my life. The Doctor along with the entire staff are top notch, caring and beyond professional.
Oct. 17, 2021
I had inadvertently canceled my appointment, intending to reschedule it at a later date (but forgot to do so), and I came to the Froedtert w/o my appointment for labs, CT scan, and to see Dr. Evans. The staff at the Faith clinic went above and beyond to get me scheduled.
Oct. 14, 2021
Evans is the best. So glad we found him.
Sept. 17, 2021
Everyone was amazing, kind and compassionate. I had such anxiety going into the appt and left feeling very comfortable about moving forward with my surgery. I know I am in the best hands.
Sept. 1, 2021
Dr. Evans is one of the most caring Doctors I have ever had and talks that I understand what is going on with me.
Aug. 4, 2021
June 23, 2021
Dr Evans and his staff ALWAYS treat me with respect and genuine concern. He is a great communicator and is very thorough!!!
June 18, 2021
Great bed side manor. Great doctor.
June 9, 2021
Dr. Evans and his staff are good listeners and are highly skilled medical experts
June 9, 2021
Dr. Evans is great. He's caring. He has the best staff who work seamlessly together.
June 9, 2021
Dr. Evans team, and Froedtert Hospital are the very best! Thank You
June 4, 2021
Dr. Evan's is tops in the Midwest for my Men 1 condition and I am totally confident in what he says and his evaluation and continued care for me.
June 3, 2021
Dr Evans was very detailed in his description of my enlarged thyroid and my up coming surgical procedure, including possible side effects of the procedure
May 31, 2021
Dr Evans and staff are very attentive to his patients. i have many health challenges and he is helping me return to a normal life in the year and a half that i have been going to him. Every department should be run like his. i have been referred to other departments and the speediness and concern are not at the same level as his office. He performs miracles every time he steps into the OR. i was lucky enough to experience one.
May 12, 2021
Outstanding medical care provided at all levels and aspects of illness
May 11, 2021
I can't say enough praise about Dr. Evans.
May 5, 2021
Dr Evans saved my life. He is a world class surgeon and a very kind man.
April 20, 2021
Caring demeanor; expertise in my area of need
April 15, 2021
Dr Evans and his team are top notch providers
April 14, 2021
Dr Evan's and his entire team continue to care for me with thorough follow up to any questions I have. in my case about concerns I have with a minor surgery need. I asked a decision making questions and Dr Evan's immediately searched out record, resources for considered answers, and his team followed up with a day.
March 30, 2021
Great knowledge and skill...very empathetic and caring.
March 12, 2021
overall excellence
March 11, 2021
I trust Dr Evans to give me expert advice. He has taken great care of me over the past 10 years. He listens and answers all my questions and treats me with compassion. I am grateful to have him as my doctor.
March 3, 2021
patience, caring provider
Feb. 25, 2021
He always is so nice and explains things very clearly. I believe one of the great Drs. I am biased as he performed a whipple surgery on me and that was almost 4 years ago.
Feb. 19, 2021
Dr. Evans saved my life a few years ago and I respect him SO much for his expertise and knowledge. Nthing can compare. He is the BEST. And, his staff remembers me, calls me by name, asks how my the kids are, etc., etc, etc. ts very comfortable and very respectful.
Jan. 27, 2021
Cannot say enough good things about Dr Evans and his team, they are kind, extremely professional, and tremendous advocates for their patients
Jan. 21, 2021
Knowledgeable, kind, considerate, listens to concerns and always takes time to explain things in a way that can be easily understood.
Jan. 15, 2021
Excellent doctor and care!!!
Jan. 14, 2021
I was very impressed with Dr Evans and his team. The whole team was prepared you my visit. They explained the tests I took; and health issues they saw. Dr Evans gave me a physical exam; diagnosed my issues; we discussed a treatment plan; and set a date for surgery. All members of his team were respectful and professional.
Dec. 31, 2020
Dr. Evans was very professional yet personable. He is very comprehensive with his care treating the whole person,. This s a quality T appreciate and I know I am getting the best of care . He is the best Dr. I have seen and appreciate.
Dec. 29, 2020
compassionate and understanding of my health and required care
Dec. 9, 2020
knowledge of my illness!
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