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Heather Evans M.D., M.S.

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  • Professor
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  • College of Medicine
Department
  • Surgery
Academic Focus
  • Surgical Infections
  • mHealth
  • Patient Generated Health Data
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Biography

Heather Evans, MD, MS joins the Department of Surgery September 1, 2018 as Professor in the division of General and Acute Care Surgery, and Vice Chair of Clinical Research and Applied Informatics. In addition to her practice of trauma surgery and surgical critical care, she also focuses on minimally invasive general surgery including laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair.

Prior to joining MUSC, Dr. Evans served the University of Washington (UW) as Associate Professor of Surgery where she led a multidisciplinary research team with investigators in Biomedical Health Informatics and the School of Nursing, leveraging mobile health (mHealth) solutions to improve the early diagnosis and treatment of surgical site infections (https://www.mpowercare.org/). She is currently co-principal investigator on a CDC-funded health technology assessment of the current use of mHealth and patient generated health data to detect and monitor post-operative wound infections (https://assisthta.wixsite.com/project).

Dr. Evans earned her medical degree from the University of Rochester and completed her general surgery residency at the University of Virginia. She attended UW to finish her training in surgical critical care and trauma at Harborview Medical Center where she joined the faculty in 2008. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is board certified in general surgery, with additional qualifications in surgical critical care. She is also a fellow of the American Association of the Surgery of Trauma and chairs the program committee as Recorder for the Surgical Infection Society.