Susan L. Evans, MD

Susan L. Evans, MD

Department of General Surgery
Principal Investigator, Acute Renal Failure Research
Associate Professor of Surgery - Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
Associate Profesor of Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Prior Positions and Experience

Fellow, Trauma & Surgical Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania

Resident, General Surgery, University of Florida


MD: 1999, University of Cincinnati
MS: 1995, University of Colorado, Boulder
BS: 1992, University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests

Susan Evans, MD, is currently investigating the impact of mitochondrially targeted antioxidants on cellular, organ and system outcomes following severe hemorrhage. She currently has funding from the Carolinas HealthCare Foundation as well as the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) for this work. Previous Atrium Health funding supported projects determining neutrophil activity and survival in patients who develop renal failure following thoracoabdominal operations.

Recent Publications

Powell RD, Swet JH, Kennedy KL, Huynh TT, Murphy MP, McKillop IH, Evans SL. MitoQ modules oxidative stress and decreases inflammation following hemorrhage. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 78(3):573-9, 2015. PMID: 25710429

Powell RD, Swet JH, Kennedy KL, Huynh TT, McKillop IH, Evans SL. Resveratrol attenuates hypoxic injury in a primary hepatocyte model of hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 76(2):409-17, 2014. PMID: 24458046

Montegudo AE, Palilonis MA, Moore CC, Huynh T, McKillop IH, Evans SL.  Pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC) improves mortality in a rat model of severe hemorrhage.  J Surg Research.  179(1): e149-155, 2013. [PMID: 22560856]

Meadows JP, Tumlin JA, Clemins MG, McKillop IH, Evans SL. Changes in neutrophil activity following cardiovascular surgery.  Open Acc Surg, 2011(4): 1-9, 2011.

Keller SA, Moore CC, Evans SL, McKillop IH, Huynh T. Activated Protein C alters inflammation and protects renal function in sepsis. J Surg Res, 168(1): e103-109, 2011. [PMID: 21429520]

Evans SL, Nance ML, Arbogast KB, Lutz NL, Ellliott ME, Winston FK, Durbin DR. Passenger compartment intrusion as a predictor of significant injury for children involved in motor vehicle crashes. J Trauma 66(2): 504-507, 2009. [PMID: 19204529]