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Title Division Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Sports Therapy, Cleveland Clinic Florida
Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Patricia Lichtenberger Medical Plaza
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Amputation
  • Arm Injection
  • Arm Reconstruction
  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Decompression
  • Arthroscopy
  • Bone Grafting
  • Complex Shoulder Surgery
  • Debridement of Skin and Wound
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture Surgery
  • Elbow Injection
  • Elbow Joint Replacement
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Finger Injection
  • Finger Joint Replacement
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Reconstruction
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Preservation
  • Joint Preservation Center
  • Joint Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Nerve Transfer Surgery
  • Nonsurgical Treatment of Arthritis
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Second Opinion
  • Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery of the Hand and Wrist
  • Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR)
  • Tendon Reconstruction
  • Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Wrist Injection
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery
  • Xiaflex Injections
View all 49 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arm Bone Infection
  • Arm Bulging Muscle
  • Arm Fracture
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Athletic Elbow Injury
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Bicep Rupture
  • Biceps Tendon Injuries
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Bulging Muscle
  • Bursitis
  • Calcification Tendinitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Elbow Bone Infection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Instability
  • Elbow Osteoarthritis
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Problems
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Strain
  • Finger Arthritis
  • Finger Bite
  • Finger Contracture (Bent Finger)
  • Finger Cyst
  • Finger Fracture
  • Finger Laceration
  • Finger Osteoarthritis
  • Finger Pain
  • Finger Sprains
  • Finger Strain
  • Fracture Nonunion
  • Fractures of the Hand
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Hand and Wrist Injuries
  • Hand Bone Tumor
  • Hand Cyst
  • Hand Laceration/Cut
  • Hand Lump
  • Hand Mass
  • Hand Osteoarthritis
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Problems
  • Hand Related Sports Injuries
  • Hand Soft Tissue Tumor
  • Hand Sprain
  • Hand Strain
  • Ligament Strains
  • Ligament Tears
  • Nerve Compression of the Hand
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Nerve Injuries of the Shoulder
  • Nerve Tumors
  • Neuromas
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Deformity
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Infection
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries in Baseball
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Internal Derangement
  • Shoulder Intra-Articular Injury
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Paralysis
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Tendinitis of Rotator Cuff
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendon Tears
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tennis Shoulder
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment
  • Wrist Bite
  • Wrist Bone Infection
  • Wrist Cyst/Lump
  • Wrist Diseases
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Ganglion Cyst
  • Wrist Laceration
  • Wrist Osteoarthritis
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Soft Tissue Tumor
  • Wrist Sprain
  • Wrist Strain
View all 108 Specialties +


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About Peter J. 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
Hand Surgery
Winston-Salem, NC United States

Fellowship - Toronto Western Hospital
Sports Medicine
Toronto, ON

Residency - University of Toronto
Toronto, ON Canada

Graduate School - University of Toronto

Internship - Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, Ontario,,

Medical Education - University of Calgary
Medical Doctor Degree
Calgary, AB Canada


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Shoulder, elbow, and hand surgery, including joint replacement, complex reconstruction, 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

See publications for Peter J. Evans, MD, PhD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 10/1/2023, 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 (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • AxoGen, Inc.

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

  • Zimmer Biomet Holdings, 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

234 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2024

Dr Evan's is very professional yet very personable and easy to relate to. He knows his stuff

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Dr Peter Evans provided excellent care - would highly recommend !

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

Dr. Evans office was the most responsive and helpful office staff of any that I have experienced in many years.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

Dr. Evans is the most caring and outstanding doctor I have visited in many years.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

What a caring, wonderful, knowledgeable physician! He was so helpful!

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr Evan's was through and professional

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Dr. Evans was going to get back to me regarding my problem of possibly having an impinged peroneal nerve in my right calf. However, he never did get back to me by phone or on MYChart.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Couldn't ask for Better. He was wonderful explained everything. Dr Evans Rocks!!!

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Liked the doctor and the location and offices

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr Evan was very good explaining and discussing the problem going on with my hand

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

My appointment with Dr.Evans is always an excellent experience, he listens and explains procedures thoroughly.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2023

Dr Evans is an excellent doctor and person who has empathy and surely the best because he did a complete shoulder replacement surgery for me giving me back usage of my right shoulder. He is a wonderful doctor!!!

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Also Dr. Evans has great sense of humor.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr Evans is so kind . He cares about his patients. He is a phenomenal physician/ surgeon as well.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Dr Evans is incredible

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