UC Davis Medical Center - Cypress Building
2221 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Philosophy of Care
Dr. Evans likes to lead a team approach to patient care in order to optimize the patient experience from every aspect. She takes great pride in being able to collaborate and work with patients, considering them the most integral part of the patient care experience.
Dr. Evans is a general Cardiac Surgeon offering all aspects of Heart Surgery. In addition she has clinical expertise in Transcathter Aortic Valve Replacement. She is the Associate Program Director of the integrated Cardiothoracic surgical residency program and has a special interest in surgical education.
Dr. Evans focuses on how to improve surgical education and training. She also participates in research pertaining to advancement of minimally invasive transcatheter approaches to structural heart disease.
M.D., University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle WA 2013
B.S., Boise State University, Boise ID 2006
Internship: Cardiothoracic Surgery, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2013-2014
Cardiothoracic Surgery Integrated Residency, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2013-2019
American Board of Thoracic Surgery,
Medical Board of California,
American College of Surgeons
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Thoracic Surgery Residents Association
Women in Thoracic Surgery
Honors and Awards
Above and Beyond Thank You Awards (Nominated by Patient, Ambulatory Case Manager, and CTICU Nursing), 2020
Excellence in Patient Care Award, UC Davis Health - Best Rewards, Sacramento, CA (nominated by Cardiothoracic ICU Nursing Staff), 2019
Nominated for the 2019 Fellow Professionalism Award, UC Davis School of Medicine Alumni Association, Sacramento, CA, 2019
Select Recent Publications
Southard J, Wong G, Stripe B, Evans S, et al. One Thousand Transcatheter Aortic Valves. Eight-Years of a Multidisciplinary Team's Journey. UCD Health Quality Forum. 2020 Feb.
Evans SA. Prophylactic Implantation of the Impella Left Ventricular Assist Device for High Risk Cardiac Surgery. UC Davis Resident Research Symposium. 2018 Apr. Lecture.
Evans SA. Chest Wall Tumors. Oldfield SA, David EA, Springer. Surgery for Chest Wall Deformities. 2017;8:83–100. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-43926-6.
Oldfield S. Women in the I-6 Training Programs: Increasing Our Presence in Cardiothoracic Surgery. Women in Thoracic Surgery, Oracle Spring. 2015:7-8.