- University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Residency in Ophthalmology
Dr. Don Evans graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Biochemistry in 1973 from the University of Pittsburgh. He was awarded membership in Phi Beta Kappa at that time. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1977. He received the William S. McElroy Award as the top medical student in the field of biochemistry. He was admitted to Alpha Omega Alpha as a third year medical student, an honor reserved for the top 5% of the class. He completed his internship and residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, culminating his training as chief resident in 1980-81.
Dr. Evans practiced ophthalmology in Pittsburgh for 22 years, serving as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He and his family moved to Virginia Beach in 2003. Since that time, he has practiced Ophthalmology at Virginia Ophthalmology Associates.
Dr. Evans performed and taught cataract surgery in the Philippine Islands with Project Orbis in 1985. He travelled to the Christian Hospital in Taxila, Pakistan in 1986 and 1989, under the auspices of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
He performed eye surgery in Transkei, South Africa, in 1990, during the time of apartheid. Dr. Evans served on the board of several medical charities, including Brother’s Brother Foundation and Global Links Foundation. He was a medical consultant to the World Eye Foundation (Peru). He was a board member of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary from 2003-2006.
Dr. Evans has been married to his wife, Diane, for 43 years. His son, Matthew, is finishing his degree in computer science at ODU. His Daughter, Melanie, is working on her Ph. D. in counseling, also at ODU.