Stephen R. T. Evans, MD, is executive vice president for Medical Affairs and chief medical officer for MedStar Health. In this role, Dr. Evans brings strong strategic, operational and medical leadership to this $6.5 billion, multi-jurisdictional health system comprised of 10 hospitals and 20 other health-related businesses across Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region. In this position, Dr. Evans oversees the medical education, research, clinical quality, and risk management initiatives for the system, as well as the academic partnership with Georgetown University School of Medicine and MedStar Health’s other academic affiliations.
For the three years prior to this current role, Dr. Evans served as vice president of Medical Affairs at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He was responsible for strengthening relationships between the medical staff and the hospital, leading the identification and development of new programs, and acting as a liaison between administration, hospital staff and medical staff. In addition, Dr. Evans oversaw and supported the medical staff structure, assuring high-quality patient care and compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements.
Joining MedStar Georgetown University in 1990 as an assistant professor of Surgery, Dr. Evans rose through the ranks of hospital leadership, serving as chair of the department of Surgery for over seven years until 2009 when he was promoted to vice president of Medical Affairs. Throughout his tenure at MedStar Georgetown University, Dr. Evans succeeded in building a strong reputation for the department both internally and externally and became a nationally recognized leader in surgical education. Under his leadership, he significantly increased the surgical volume, as well as the quality of residents to the surgical program.
Dr. Evans received his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He completed residencies in both general surgery and obstetrics and gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and a fellowship at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. As a specialist in General Surgery, Dr. Evans is certified by the American Board of Surgery, and previously held board certifications from the American Board of Surgical Critical Care, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Critical Care.
As a director of the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Evans helps the organization to set and regulate standards of practice and certifications for surgeons across America. Effective this past June, Dr. Evans became the chair for the American Board of Surgery. Additionally, Dr. Evans is an elected member of several distinguished national surgical societies including the American Surgical Association.