Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthroscopy
  • Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC)
  • 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 Injections
  • Joint Preservation
  • Joint Preservation Center
  • Joint Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Nerve Transfers For Injury/tumor
  • Orthobiologics
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Percutaneous Treatments
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Shoulder Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Surgery
  • Surgery Of The Hand And Wrist
  • Tendon Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery
View all 37 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Broken Bones
  • Calcification Tendinitis
  • Elbow Pain & Injury
  • Elbow Problems
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Hand and Wrist Injuries
  • Hand Problems
  • Hand Related Sports Injuries
  • Ligament Strains/Tears
  • Muscle Aches/Pain
  • Nerve Compression of the Hand
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Nerve Injuries Of The Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Scars
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Infection
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries in Baseball
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Paralysis
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
View all 31 Specialties +


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About Peter Evans, MD, PhD

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 & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


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, ON Canada

Medical School - University of Toronto
Toronto, ON Canada

Graduate - University of Toronto

Internship - Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, Ontario,,

Medical School - University of Calgary

Undergraduate - Harvard University
Cambridge, MA USA


  • 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
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 7/26/2018, 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:

  • Nutek Orthopaedics
  • AxoGen, Inc.
  • Acumed, LLC

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.

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.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

265 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Dr. Evans and his dr who is in "fellowship" did an EXCELLENT job explaining procedure, options and answering my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019


Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

The wait time in office was too long. Dr. Evans is a great Dr. and worth the wait if NOT to long.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

Dr. Evans was running behind and I waited for 45 min without anyone updating me. I finally opened the door and asked. Dr. Evans was very apologetic and explained the delay.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

Always a great experience with Dr. Evans and the staff at the orthopedic department at Cleveland Clinic in Independence!!!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

I honestly felt like dr Evans was afraid to address any of my issues. he wanted me OUT of that office and out of his care ASAP. I received NO-ZERO additional test recommendations, zero referral and overall made my stomach sick with his overall lack of concern for any of my issues.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

Dr. Evans was great! Very professional yet very kind and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

Dr. Evans was great. I trusted him and felt as though he had my best interest in mind.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

I got to the office at 11:25 for my appointment at 11:30. Checked in and waited in the wait room office until 12:10 almost. Waited in the exam room for 25 mins until 12:45 and then met with the resident who works with Dr. Evans. He left and then came back with Dr. Evans around 1:15 and I left the office by 1:25. It was far too long to be waiting for this appointment

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2018

Promptly seen by nurse, then quickly seen by an intern. Short wait, then seen by Dr. Evans. Excellent treatment and attention to detail.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2018

I have always been treated with care and respect by Dr. Evans and his staff. Dr. Evans is a wonderful doctor he has always listened to my concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2018

Dr. Evans is always very kind and down ti Earth. He is not at all pompous and takes time to listen to you and he explains things very thoroughly. He is a wonderful doctor and I have recommended him many times to my family and friends.9

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

dr. Evans is excellent

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

Dr. Evans has few hours scheduled each month for surgery follow up appointments and it was difficult to schedule an appt within the usual time frame after my shoulder surgery

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

Doctor was great, the long wait made us late for our next destination.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

I saw Dr. Evans he made me feel like my condition wasn't important, I felt like he was rushing me, he didn't want to hear what I had to say, he didn't give me a fair explanation for my condition felt vey rushed, left just as confused as I did when I got there, I was very disappointed in his office manners!

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018

Dr. Evans accommodated me and was very kind and capable

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

Would highly recommend Dr. Peter Evans to anyone in need of his expertise. He is an excellent, thorough and kind doctor. 100% satisfied.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

I waited in exam room for almost one half hour before Dr. came in.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2018

Dr. Evans and his staff do a thorough job of addressing any hand issues that I have had! I trust him and his staff with my concerns!

Reviewed on May 22, 2018

we need more dr Evans ,one is not enough

Reviewed on May 22, 2018

the best doctor ever!

Reviewed on May 22, 2018

Cleveland Clinic providers, both Dr Peter Evans, Orthopedic Surgeon and Dr Hardeepak Shah, PCP, and their staff, are excellent!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2018

Dr. fully explained what to expect from treatment.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2018

I was referred to Dr. Evans by a close friend because she thought he did awesome work with his surgeries and was very friendly, kind and very thorough in his explaining of the surgical procedures. I found all of that to be true! My husband sees him for his arthritis and I have referred 2 of my friends to him, which one of them has already had both carpal tunnel surgeries with him. Very happy with him!

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2018

it was very difficult to get an appointment with Dr. Evans, but once I had one, the care was outstanding.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2018

Dr. Evans is very professional. I am able to see him if I need to. No problem getting an appointment, contrary to other areas. Dr. Evans is a caring, understanding and listens to your needs.

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