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Douglas B. Evans, MD, FACS

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Endocrine Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Surgical Oncology
4.9 (162)
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.


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


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

General Surgery

Patient Reviews

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4.9 out of 5. 162 ratings, 35 reviews
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!
Dec. 2, 2020
easy to talk to. answer all my questions
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.
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