Title: Obstetrician, Geneticist
Location: Fort Lee, New Jersey, United States
Mark Evans, Obstetrician and Geneticist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in fetal medicine, genetics and obstetrics and gynecology.
Dr. Evans’ interested in genetics was piqued during his time in high school and later discovered the action in the field was in prenatal not postnatal medicine. This informed his decision to go into obstetrics rather than pediatrics. He first embarked on this path at Tufts University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in psychology in 1973 and later earning an MD from the State University of New York, Brooklyn in 1978. He continued with his ob-gyn residency at the University of Chicago and with a genetics fellowship at the National Institutes of Health from 29182 to 1984. In 1984, he became the director of reproductive genetics at the Hutzel Hospital at Wayne State University. He held this position until 2001.
From 1991 to 2001, Dr. Evans found himself as the Charlotte B. Failing Professor of Obstetrics-Gynecology and Human Genetics. He was recognized as a distinguished professor at the institution in 2000. Furthermore, he was the Director of the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy and the Human Genetics Program at the institution during his time. From 1998 to 2001, he served as the chairman and chief of the Hutzel Hospital. In 2000, he joined Hahnemann Hospital as a professor and chairman of ob0gyn, human genetics and fetal therapy for two years. His next role found him at Columbia University, where he taught as an ob-gyn professor for two years at St. Luke’s Hospital. His current positions including serving as the president of the International Fetal Medicine and Society Foundation since 2006, as the president of the Fetal Medicine Foundation of America since 2001, as director of the Institute of Genetics and Fetal Medicine at Columbia University since 2002 and as a professor of ob-gyn at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
In his career, Dr. Evans has been at the forefront of medical advancements. He has been the first to achieve pharmacologic prevention of fetal birth defect and was the first to successfully carry out the in utero treatment of X-SCIDS. Dr. Evans was also the first to conduct open fetal surgery for diaphragmatic hernia and the first fetal reduction in USA. Furthermore, he was first in utero muscle biopsy for Duchenne’s Muscular dystrophy. For his work, Dr. Evans has received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, the President’s Award from the Society for Reproductive Investigation and the Visionary Award for the Central Association of Obstetricians. He was an international organizer for the Nobel Foundation Symposium in 1998 and has received numerous award from Planned Parenthood and the National Organization for Women upon defending women’s reproductive rights.
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