Heather Evans, MD, MS
Heather Evans, MD, MS is Vice Chair of Clinical Research and Applied Informatics, Professor of Surgery in the Division of Acute Care Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. In addition to her practice of trauma surgery and surgical critical care, she is an expert in laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction. Dr. Evans, a national expert in surgical infections research, has developed a novel mobile health (mHealth) solution to improve the early diagnosis and treatment of surgical site infections (https://www.mpowercare.org/). She is 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, completed her general surgery residency at the University of Virginia, and a fellowship in surgical critical care and trauma at Harborview Medical Center where she served as faculty for ten years. 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.