Dr. Sean Evans
Dr. Evans joined the Neurosciences faculty in July 2005. Dr. Evans received a BS in Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Southern California, and a MD from UCSD. After a year of Internal Medicine training at Loma Linda Medical Center, he returned to UCSD for his residency in neurology. He has received several awards for academic excellence during his training and was the 25th Anniversary Scholar for the UCSD School of Medicine. He was named the valedictorian of UCSD’s National Center of Leadership in Academic Medicine’s class of 2006. He is a full-time clinical neurologist at the UCSD Neuroscience Center at Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. As a clinician in practice who performs neurophysiologic testing, he enjoys seeing challenging patients with a broad variety of neurologic complaints.
Dr. Evans is particularly interested in teaching medical students and resident physicians, focusing on the application of evidence-based medicine and humanism in clinical neurology. He is the director of the Department’s second, third, and fourth year medical student clinical courses. He supervises the Urgent Neurology Clinic at the UCSD Hillcrest Medical Center while working with students and residents. Additionally, Dr. Evans works with students in his office at Alvarado and teaches seminars for his courses as well as lectures in the first year medical student neurology course. His efforts in teaching have been recognized with the 2005 Kaiser Teaching Award for all UCSD resident physicians, and the 2003 and 2005 Golden Neuron Teaching Awards for neurology resident physicians.
Away from the University, Dr. Evans is committed to growth in our community. He serves on the board of directors and as the treasurer of the San Diego Prevention Coalition, a non-profit organization focused on drug and alcohol education and prevention. The Prevention Coalition was named a “Hero of San Diego” in 2008 for its work with methamphetamine abuse education. Dr. Evans speaks frequently at community forums on the topic of drug abuse prevention.