David Evans
WWAMI Network


David Evans, MD is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington and the Rosenblatt Family Endowed Professor in Rural Health. He cares for patients at the UW Primary Care Northgate Clinic and on the Family Medicine inpatient and obstetric service at the University of Washington Medical Center - Northwest. He teaches family medicine residents in the outpatient, inpatient, and obstetrics settings and conducts rural health research with the WWAMI Rural Health Research Center. Dr. Evans earned his M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he graduated with honors. After a year spent in Washington, DC as the National President of the American Medical Student Association he completed his residency in Family Medicine at Tacoma Family Medicine in Tacoma, Washington. For 15 years Dr. Evans practiced in rural Oregon where, in addition to providing clinical care, he was active in his local community and with organized medicine. He is the recipient of several community service and teaching awards and enjoys living in Seattle, Washington with his wife, two children and dogs.



Fredrickson E, Evans D, Woolcock S, Andrilla CHA, Garberson LA, Patterson DG Understanding and Overcoming Barriers to Rural Obstetric Training for Family Physicians. Family Medicine. Mar 2023

Zhang Y, Moore TE, Weidner A, Nguyen V, Longenecker RL, Schmitz D, Bergeson K, Evans DV Exploration of Remote Didactics at Rural Family Medicine Training Programs. Family Medicine. May 2022

Evans DV, Jopson AD, Andrilla CHA, Longenecker RL, Patterson DG Targeted medical school admissions: A strategic process for meeting our social mission. Fam Med. Jun 2020

Evans DV,Patterson DG, A Andrilla CH, Schmitz D, Longenecker R, Do Residencies That Aim to Produce Rural Family Physicians Offer Relevant Training?. Fam Med. Sep 2016

Cawse-Lucas J,Evans DV, Ruiz DR, Allcut EA, Andrilla CH, Thompson M, Norris TE, Impact of the Primary Care Exception on Family Medicine Resident Coding.. Fam Med. Mar 2016

Greer T,Kost A, Evans DV, Norris T, Erickson J, McCarthy J, Allen S, The WWAMI Targeted Rural Underserved Track (TRUST) Program: An Innovative Response to Rural Physician Workforce Shortages.. Acad Med. Jul 2015

Evans DV, Cole AM, Norris TE Colonoscopy in rural communities: a systematic review of the frequency and quality.. Rural Remote Health. Apr-Jun 2015


CHWS Publications

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Dahal A, Kardonsky K, Cunningham M, Evans D, Keys T. The Effect of Rural Underserved Opportunities Program Participation on Medical Graduates' Decision to Work in Rural Areas Academic Medicine 02-01-2023


RHRC Publications

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Longenecker R, Oster NV, Peterson L, Andrilla CHA, Schmitz DF, Evans DV, Morgan ZJ, Pollack SW, Patterson DG. A Match Made in Rural: Interpreting Match Rates and Exploring Best Practices Family Medicine April 2023 04-01-2023

Patterson DG, Shipman SA, Pollack SW, Andrilla CHA, Schmitz D, Evans D, Peterson LE, Longenecker R. Growing a Rural Family Physician Workforce: The Contributions of Rural Background and Rural Place of Residency Training Health Serv Res 1‐7 05-09-2023

Fredrickson E, Evans DV, Woolcock S, Andrilla CHA, Garberson LA, Patterson DG. Understanding and Overcoming Barriers to Rural Obstetric Training for Family Physicians Fam Med 06-01-2023

Woolcock S, Fredrickson E, Evans DV, Andrilla CHA, Garberson LA, Patterson DG. Understanding and Overcoming Barriers to Rural Training in Family Medicine Obstetrics Fellowships WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington 06-01-2023

Pollack SW, Andrilla CHA, Peterson LE, Morgan ZJ, Longenecker R, Schmitz D, Evans D, DG Patterson. Rural versus urban family medicine residency scope of training and practice Fam Med 01-26-2023


RHRC Presentations

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Andrilla CHA, Moore TE, Wong KM, Yung RL, Evans DV. Investigating the impact of geographic location on colorectal and breast cancer stage at diagnosis: a national study of the SEER cancer registry National Rural Health Association Annual Conference