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Peter Evans, MD, PhD


Peter Evans, MD, PhD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, Upper Extremity Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A40
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Peter Evans, MD, PhD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, Upper Extremity Center
Location: Independence Family Health Center
Mail Code A40
5001 Rockside Road
Independence, OH 44131
Peter Evans, MD, PhD
Department: Neurosciences
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A40
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Peter Evans, MD, PhD, came to Cleveland Clinic in 2001 from Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he was Chief of the Division of Hand and Upper Extremity, the Division of Sports Medicine, and the Director of Orthopaedic Research.
After receiving his medical degree from University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Dr. Evans completed a comprehensive surgical internship at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada.

His orthopaedic surgery residency and shoulder and sports medicine fellowship were both completed at the University of Toronto. In addition, Dr. Evans has a PhD  from the University of Toronto, The Institute of Medical Sciences, School of Graduate Studies. Then, Dr. Evans completed a hand microsurgery and arthroscopy fellowship from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C. 

Dr. Evans has authored numerous publications and book chapters and has made many presentations at national and international conferences. He is very active in research, including peripheral nerve regeneration and transplantation and clinical outcomes. Dr. Evans' specialty interests include shoulder, elbow, and hand surgery including arthroplasty; sports medicine and arthroscopic shoulder, elbow, and wrist surgery; peripheral nerve regeneration; and transplantation.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Hand Surgery
Winston-Salem, NC USA
Fellowship - Toronto Western Hospital
Sports Medicine
Toronto, ON Canada
Residency - University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Doctorate - University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Internship - Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Medical School - University of Calgary
Alberta Canada
Undergraduate - Harvard University
Cambridge, MA USA


  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada- Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Elbow, hand and shoulder surgery, including joint replacement, arthroscopy, tendon and nerve repair, upper extremity sports related injuries

Awards & Honors

  • America's Top Physicians, Orthopaedic Surgery

Innovations & Patents

  • Invention: Universal carpal tunnel guide - making carpal tunnel release surgery easier, safer and allows a mini open incision


  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
  • American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS)
  • American Society for Peripheral Nerve (ASPN)
  • Mid-American Orthopaedic Association (MAOA)
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

Treatment & Services

  • Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Joint Replacement
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Finger Joint Replacement
  • Hand and Arm Reconstruction
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Joint Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Nerve Transfers For Injury/tumor
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Percutaneous Treatments
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Shoulder Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Surgery Of The Hand And Wrist
  • Tendon Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/5/2016, Dr. Evans has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Evans receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Acumed, LLC
  • AxoGen, Inc.
  • Biomet, Inc.

Royalty Payments. Dr. Evans receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Biomet, Inc.
  • Extremity Medical, LLC.
  • Weber Orthopedic, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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