Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida, Martin Health
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

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 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
  • Surgery
  • Surgery Of The Hand And Wrist
  • Tendon Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery
View all 35 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 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 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 Education - University of Toronto
Toronto, ON Canada

Graduate School - University of Toronto

Internship - Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, Ontario,,

Medical Education - 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

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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 7/3/2020, 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.

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

98 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Dr. Evans and his staff are wonderful. we drove for almost 4 hours for the appointment and would do it again anytime. they answered all of my questions and listened to my concerns. Totally different than the way we were treated by doctors closer to home. Dr. Evans is a wonderful doctor and Cleveland will miss him greatly. we would consider driving to Florida to see him if necessary. there is a reason so many people from Indiana drive to your wonderful clinic.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

we have never been to a doctor as wonderful and caring as Dr. Evans

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Am very sad that Dr. Evans is leaving Ohio. Am happy for him but, sad that the Dr I really liked will no longer be there.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

people at Dr. Evan's office are just super super nice.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Dr Evans and his fellow were both very caring and very knowledgeable

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Dr.Evans explained the whole surgery to me. I felt very comfortable with what was going to happen. I always feel that Dr. Evans goes over and above to give me the best outcome possible. My results have been Great.He gave me back use of my hands, I couldn't be happier.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Everyone was great. I have recommended Dr. Evans to several of my friends and would highly recommend the Cleveland Clinic to everyone.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

I was very please with the service I rec from Dr. Evan and his staff.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Dr. Evans made me feel at ease at all time. He took time to explain what was going with me and what was needed to correct my condition.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

I was told Dr. Evan's is relocating to Florida. I wish not. He is so good. He should be a keeper at 5he main clinic

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

willtruly miss Dr Evans& wish him the best

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

The resident came in first, he spent maybe 10-15 minutes with me. He made a diagnosis and suggested a treatment, then Dr Evans came in. Dr Evans really did not go over the resident's diagnosis, he just came in with a cortisone shot like everything was settled. Now I really like Dr Evans, but it seemed like he was in a hurry, maybe spent 10 minutes. I felt rushed especially after driving from Erie PA and then waiting soon long to see him.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

Dr. Evans' assistant, as well as Dr. Evans made extra efforts to explain my symptoms and their diagnosis. I left there feeling reassured that I was in good care.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

I liked Dr. Evans very much. He is thorough and has a good patient rapport.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

so thankful that Dr Evans was able be able to solve my problems with left shoulder and elbow , after 8 surgeries and 5 Years of pain he is a great doctor

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

Dr. Evans and everyone in the office is awesome!! I'm sad Dr. Evans will be leaving but I wish him all the best. Our loss is definitely their gain.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

we drove 4 hours to see Dr Evans and would do it again. we have recommended him to others. his office is wonderful. We are not used to being treated that way by a doctor

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

I have been dealing with my problem for a year. when Dr Evans saw the problem, he took are of it. we should have come over here sooner

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Dr. Evans took plenty of time to answer all of my questions. He was thorough and really showed enthusiasm for taking care of my needs.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Dr. Evans has a great team

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Dr. Evans was only available certain days of the week.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

dr. Evans is leaving in March 2020 to go to another place

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Dr. Evans went over the surgical options with me and explained the risks and benefits. I felt like I was in charge of the decisions being made for my care.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

I am very sad to hear that Dr. Evans is moving to the Florida location.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

Dr Evan's is a great and very knowledgeable dr and takes the time to listen and examine the particular area that's bothering you I would highly recommend this dr to anyone in need of rotator cuff or elbow surgery very good dr

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

took months to get in but its because he's an amazing doctor who apparently many people want.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

As I said before I would recommend Dr.Evans to anybody looking for a polite, smart and intelligent Doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Dr. Evans is both professional and compassionate. His explanations are concise and clear.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

both Dr. Evans, and his resident were incredibly thorough, professional and compassionate.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

dr Evans excellent provider

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

dr took his time and had patience with my situation

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

It took me 3 months to be able to get an appointment with Dr. Evan's. I know he is good that's why I waited - but 3 months?

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Dr. Evan's has performed surgeries on me before. He is absolutely fantastic!

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