Chief, Rehabilitation Medicine
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – United States
Dr. Evans completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, graduating with honors with a B.S. in Genetics. She received her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and then completed her internship in Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Health Science Center, where she subsequently completed residencies in Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In 1991, Dr. Evans was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Rehabilitation Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, and in 1994 she took on the role as Chief of Pediatric Rehabilitation at Franciscan Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Evans then took a position as an attending physician in the Department of Pediatric Rehabilitation at Children’s Hospital in Oakland, California, where she remained until 2003, when she was appointed as the Chief of the Division of Medicine and Rehabilitation at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC, as well as the Medical Director of the National Center of the Children’s Rehabilitation MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital and the Medical Director of the Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program at the HSC Pediatric Center in Washington, DC. In 2009, she was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at George Washington University, and in 2018 she was promoted to Associate Professor. Additionally, from 2013-2014, Dr. Evans was the Medical Program Director of the Khalifa bin Zayed Diagnostic and Rehabilitation Center for the Disabled in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.
Dr. Evans is a seasoned leader experienced in developing and running clinical and academic programs. She is internationally-recognized expert in rehabilitative robotics, and her ability to bridge researchers to the rehabilitative clinic is unmatched. Furthermore, she has overseen the development of numerous clinical programs, most recently the Intrathecal Spinraza Injectio for Patients with Spinal Muscular Atrophy and the Interdisciplinary Palsy Evaluation and Management programs within the Department of Pediatrics at George Washington University.
Additionally, from 2007-20018 Dr. Evans was selected as a “Top Doctor” by the Washingtonian, and from 2013-2017 she was selected as a “Top Doctor” by the Northern Virginian. She is a recipient of the Heartsongs Award from the Washington DC Muscular Dystrophy Association, as well as the Local Host Award from the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.
Dr. Evans is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Physician Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Wednesday, November 6
4:45 PM – 6:00 PM