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Title Chair, Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida
Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Family Health Center, Stuart
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • 2nd Opinion Evaluations
  • Amputation
  • Arm Injection
  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthritis, Surgical And Non Surgical Treatment
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • 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
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Non-union
  • Fracture Reconstruction
  • 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 transfer
  • Nerve Transfers For Injury/tumor
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Percutaneous Treatments
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocations
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Shoulder Injuries in Baseball
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Shoulder Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Surgery Of The Hand And Wrist
  • Targeted muscle reinnervation
  • Tendon Reconstruction
  • Wrist Injection
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery
  • Xiaflex injections
View all 56 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arm Bone Infection
  • Arm Bulging Muscle
  • Arm Fracture
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist & Hand
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Decompression
  • Athletic Elbow Injury
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Bicep Rupture
  • Biceps Tendon Injuries
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Broken Bones
  • Bulging Muscle
  • Bursitis
  • Calcification Tendinitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • DeQuervain's Disease
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Bone Infection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Instability
  • Elbow Osteoarthritis
  • Elbow Pain & Injury
  • Elbow Problems
  • Elbow Sprain/Strain
  • Finger Arthritis
  • Finger Bite
  • Finger Contracture (Bent Finger)
  • Finger Cyst
  • Finger Fracture
  • Finger Laceration
  • Finger Osteoarthritis
  • Finger Pain
  • Finger Sprains
  • Finger Strain
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Hand and Wrist Injuries
  • Hand Bone Tumor
  • Hand Cyst
  • Hand Fracture
  • 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
  • Hand/Finger Osteoarthritis
  • Ligament Strains/Tears
  • Nerve Compression of the Hand
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Nerve Injuries Of The Shoulder
  • Nerve Tumors
  • Neuromas
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • 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/Strain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Tendinitis of Rotator Cuff
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendon Tears
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Tennis Shoulder
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger and De Quervain's Disease
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment
  • Wrist Arthritis
  • 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 110 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 USA

Fellowship - Toronto Western Hospital
Sports Medicine
Toronto, ON Canada

Residency - University of Toronto
Toronto, ON Canada

Graduate School - University of Toronto

Internship - Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, Ontario,,

Medical Education - University of Calgary
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.

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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 10/2/2022, 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:

  • 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

165 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Doctor was extremely pleasant with me. He never rushed me and seemed to want to spend the time to explain my problems and my upcoming surgery

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

Dr. Peter Evans is an excellent hand surgeon who also had great communication skills.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

I live in Ohio. Dr. Evans and his staff have facilitated planning to visit Florida so I can have surgery done there.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

Excellent doctor whose hands on.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2022

Would recommend Dr. Evans. He answered all my questions. Now I'm just waiting for my surgery in the upcoming week.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr. Evans is great. He has treated me for multiple issues, is always personable and always makes whatever issue I'm having feel better. Have recommended him to friends.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Dr Evans is wonderful. He does care about his patients.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

It was very difficult to show Dr Evans the issue with a video visit but with manipulating my hand and camera he was able to see enough to know he needs an X-ray. I received the set-up call timely and she was very professional and told me what I needed to know.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

Fantastic experience with both Dr. Evans and his staff.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2022

Dr Evans is brilliant. Knows his stuff inside and out. Yet can explain even difficult issues with ease at the patients level of understanding. I feel very lucky he is part of the team that is working to correct my issues.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

*Dr. Peter Evans was great.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Dr Evans and his assistant were very good and professional. I admired his honesty. Dr Evans communication is amazing.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Dr. Evans is very busy and he is booked far ahead, making it difficult to get an appointment in a timely manner. My follow up is the end of August.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

Very personable and thoroughly explained the surgery procedure. I feel very confident in having chosen Dr. Evans as my surgeon.

Reviewed on May 3, 2022

*Dr. Evans was terrific; very caring, professional & informative. Couldn't have been better. Happy to recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

Dr Evans and the people that worked with him during my treatment were absolutely amazing.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

Dr Evans was extremely great in all aspects

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

This was my second visit with Dr. Evans and both were an excellent experience. I live over 150 miles away and it is always worth the drive.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

I really feel fortunate to have the opportunity to be seen by Dr. Evans and his staff!

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Clear and to the point, the best thing I noticed was Dr. Evans explained everything in terms I could understand.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Dr Evans & his assistant Angelika were top notch

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

Everyone was wonderful but Dr. Evans was excellent. Thank goodness I got him after what I went through with Dr Connelly. I would recommend to anyone and everyone who needs orthopedic care. He is my hero.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2022

Dr Evans is a great dr made me feel better

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Dr Evans was very personable and knowledgeable about treatment options.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

Dr. Evans was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

I was very impressed and pleased with everything Dr. Evans discussed with me and explained to me.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

Dr Evans exceptionally nice and Inform

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Doctor Peter Evans his a people person who is always willing to hear about your situation and how to make it better

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Dr Evans was very professional, friendly knowledgeably person. He cares about his patients. I trust him to care for me .

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