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Charles McCollister Evarts, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-3692

Office: (585) 275-3692

Biography

Dr. C. McCollister Evarts completed his residency in Orthopaedics at Strong then joined the faculty of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and was appointed Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1970. In 1974 he returned to the University of Rochester to serve as Professor and Chairman of the newly founded Department of Orthopaedics.

Dr. Evarts served on the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons and as president of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Orthopaedic Association, The Hip Society, the Association of Orthopaedic Chairs, and chair of the Association of Academic Health Centers. In 1987 he became the Chief Executive Officer, Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, and Dean of the College of Medicine, at the Pennsylvania State University, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

In 2003, after serving as interim CEO, Dr. Evarts became Senior Vice President and Vice Provost for Health Affairs and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Rochester Medical Center and Strong Health. In August of 2006, he became a Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Rochester.
He serves as a Trustee of St. John Fisher College, the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and Asbury First United Methodist Church.

Research

Dr. C. McCollister Evarts completed his residency in Orthopaedics at Strong then joined the faculty of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and was appointed Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1970. In 1974 he returned to the University of Rochester to serve as Professor and Chairman of the newly founded Department of Orthopaedics.

Dr. Evarts served on the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons and as president of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Orthopaedic Association, The Hip Society, the Association of Orthopaedic Chairs, and chair of the Association of Academic Health Centers. In 1987 he became the Chief Executive Officer, Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, and Dean of the College of Medicine, at the Pennsylvania State University, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

In 2003, after serving as interim CEO, Dr. Evarts became Senior Vice President and Vice Provost for Health Affairs and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Rochester Medical Center and Strong Health. In August of 2006, he became a Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Rochester.
He serves as a Trustee of St. John Fisher College, the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and Asbury First United Methodist Church.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1953
BS | Colgate University
Zoology

1957
MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

01/07/1957 - 06/30/1958
Internship in at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

01/07/1958 - 06/30/1959
Residency in Surgery-General at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

01/07/1961 - 06/30/1964
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

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Awards

2007
Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipient
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine

2006
Distinguished University Professor & Professor of Orthopaedics
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine

2006
Physician Category of the Rochester Business Journal's Health Care Achievement Award
Sponsor: Rochester Business Journal

2006
Edward Mott Moore Award
Sponsor: Monroe County Medical Society Board of Directors

2006
AOA-Zimmer Award for Distinguished Contribution to Orthopaedics
Sponsor: AOA-Zimmer

2006
C.McCollister Evarts, MD. Endowed Professorship of Artificial Organs
Sponsor: Penn State College of Medicine

2005
Evarts Joint Center
Sponsor: Highland Hospital

2005
Albert David Kaiser Medal Award
Sponsor: Rochester Academy of Medicine

2005
Charnley Award, The HIp Society

2004
University of Rochester School of Nursing, Evarts Lounge Dedication

2000 - 2003
University Professor
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State University

2000
Four Diamonds Award: Courage, Wisdom, Honesty and Strength

1997
Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, Senior Membership
Sponsor: National Academy of Sciences

1996
Honorary Degree
Sponsor: Allegheny College

1996
Charnley Award, The Hip Society

1992
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, The C. McCollister Evarts MD Visiting Lectureship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery
Sponsor: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

1992
British Orthopaedic Association, Honorary Fellow
Sponsor: British Orthopaedic Association

1991
The Ruth Jackson Society, Honorary Member
Sponsor: The Ruth Jackson Society

1989
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Honorary Member
Sponsor: American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

1987
Certificate of Merit, Rochester Academy of Medicine

1985
Western Orthopaedic Society, Honor Member
Sponsor: Western Orthopaedic Society

1984
British Orthopaedic Association, Corresponding Fellow
Sponsor: British Orthopaedic Association

1977
Alpha Omega Alpha

1973 - 1974
Distinguished Teaching Award
Sponsor: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

1971
American, British, Canadian Traveling Fellowship
Sponsor: American Orthopaedic Association

1957
Mosby Scholarship Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

1953 - 1957
Rochester Prize Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

1949 - 1953
National War Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Colgate University

1949 - 1953
A.B.; Cum Laude with Honors in Zoology
Sponsor: Colgate University


Fredonia Central School Sports Wall of Fame
Sponsor: Fredonia Central School


The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine Alumni Society; Honorary Member
Sponsor: Penn State College of Medicine


C. McCollister Evarts, MD, Endowed Chair of Orthopaedics
Sponsor: Penn State College of Mediciine


Who's Who in America
Sponsor: America's Best Doctors

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Publications

Journal Articles

2006
Evarts,C. M.;. "Resident selection: a key to the future of orthopaedics". Clin.Orthop.Relat.Res.. 2006; 449: 39-43.

2006
Pellegrini,V. D.,Jr; Donaldson,C. T.; Farber,D. C.; Lehman,E. B.; Evarts,C. M.;. "The Mark Coventry Award: Prevention of readmission for venous thromboembolism after total knee arthroplasty". Clin.Orthop.Relat.Res.. 2006; 452: 21-27.

2005
Pellegrini,V. D.,Jr; Donaldson,C. T.; Farber,D. C.; Lehman,E. B.; Evarts,C. M.;. "The John Charnley Award: prevention of readmission for venous thromboembolic disease after total hip arthroplasty". Clin.Orthop.Relat.Res.. 2005; 441: 56-62.

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