MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital announced today that Robin Evans, MD, FACS, FRCSC, pediatric plastic surgeon at Le Bonheur and Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in the Plastic Surgery Division, has been named Co-Director of the Craniofacial and Cleft program at Le Bonheur. Dr. Evans will serve alongside Le Bonheur and UTHSC Division Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery and Associate Professor Paul Klimo, MD.
Le Bonheur’s comprehensive Craniofacial and Cleft Program specializes in advanced treatment options for children with severe congenital facial and skull malformations. Currently, Le Bonheur performs more than 40 large craniofacial surgeries annually – the majority of which serve patients between the ages of 6 to 12 months old.
In his new role, Evans hopes to build upon Le Bonheur’s foundational commitment to clinical excellence and patient and family-centered care, strengthening the hospital’s already robust Craniofacial and Cleft Program.
“Our shared vision for the program is a reimagined, holistic approach to craniofacial care,” said Evans. “People deserve to feel genuinely cared for and to have health care providers who can see things from the perspective of the kids and families we serve. By collaborating with multiple specialties to create a truly multidisciplinary clinic environment, we can offer patients a full range of services in one appointment and bring the very best of each specialty to the forefront.”
“We are so excited to have Dr. Evans join the Le Bonheur and UTHSC family,” said Le Bonheur Interim President/CEO and Surgeon-in-Chief Trey Eubanks, MD. “Dr. Evans is just another example of the talented pediatric experts we recruit and retain to be part of our collaborative and innovative programs that keep children and their families at the heart of everything we do.”
A native of Canada, Dr. Evans obtained an undergraduate degree in Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario. He enrolled in medical school at McMaster University in Ontario. After earning his Doctor of Medicine degree from McMaster, Dr. Evans completed a residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at University of Ontario, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Plastic Surgery at British Columbia Children’s Hospital. He has a board certification in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Evans is active in the following society memberships: Initiate Fellow, American College of Surgeons (ACS), American Cleft Palate Association (ACPA), American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), American
Society of Aesthetic Plastic surgery (ASAPS), Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS), and Christian Medical and Dental Society (CMDS/CMDA).
Prior to joining Le Bonheur, Dr. Evans served as director of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at a University of Southern California – affiliated hospital in Ventura, Calif. In this position, he oversaw program development, family-centered care delivery and the innovation of new treatments for patients with facial clefts and other complex craniofacial conditions.
About Le Bonheur Children’s
Le Bonheur Children’s, based in Memphis, Tenn., provides expert care for children in more than 45 pediatric subspecialties, encompassing robust community programs, a pediatric research institute and regional outpatient centers in Jackson, Tenn., Tupelo, Miss., and Jonesboro, Ark. Le Bonheur also features a 255-bed hospital in Memphis and a 21-bed satellite hospital within Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. As the primary pediatric teaching affiliate for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Le Bonheur trains more than 350 pediatricians and specialists each year. Nationally recognized, Le Bonheur has been named a U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital for 13 consecutive years and is a Magnet-designated facility, the ultimate credential for high-quality patient care and nursing excellence.
About The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
As Tennessee’s only public, statewide, academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health through education, research, clinical care, and public service, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region. The main campus in Memphis includes six colleges: Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. UTHSC also educates and trains medicine, pharmacy, and/or health professions students, as well as medical residents and fellows, at major sites in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville. For more information, visit www.uthsc.edu. Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/uthsc, on Twitter: twitter.com/uthsc and on Instagram: instagram.com/uthsc.