Chief, Adult Reconstruction

Richard Evans, M.D. is the Chief of Adult Reconstruction and the director of the Center for Hip and Knee Surgery at the University Arkansas for Medical Sciences Center Evans is an associate professor in the College of Medicine's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. 

Dr. Evans is the Chairman of the Patient Safety Committee of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), member of AAOS Council on Research, Quality and Technology (CORQUAT) and a member of the task force developing the AAOS Guidelines on Peri-prosthetic Infections of The Hip and Knee. He is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) and multiple other organizations.

Evans is a 1982 graduate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, Evans completed his residency and fellowship UAMS under the late chairman Dr. Carl Nelson at the Center for Musculoskeletal Research.  He completed his residency at UAMS in 1989, and was winner of the Outstanding Orthopedic Resident-Teacher Award. He returned to Denver where he was president and CEO of Cherry Creek Orthopedic Specialists from 1989-2005 and was assistant clinical professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

He was named Orthopedic Surgeon of the Year 2001 by the editorial staff of Consumer Business Review in Denver, and has been a five-time winner of the Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center Rehabilitation 'Top Doc' award. Evans continued to collaborate with Nelson on research projects after returning to Denver and along with Dr. Nelson, co-founded the Musculoskeletal Infection Society.  He returned to UAMS after Dr. Nelson's untimely death.


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