Joseph E. Evans, MD, FAAP

Professor
Chief Medical Officer, Marshall Health

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Biography

Dr. Evans is a 1982 graduate of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, followed by a pediatrics residency at Columbus Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Evans returned to Huntington to practice pediatrics in 1986 and joined the faculty of the School of Medicine in 1989. Since that time, he has led the Department of Pediatrics in various capacities, most notably serving as chair from 2011 to 2020. During his nine-year tenure as chair, Dr. Evans led tremendous growth in the clinical, scholarly activity and residency training arms of the department, bringing new pediatric specialties to the region and advocating for immunizations. He has a special interest in quality improvement and patient safety.

As chief medical officer, Dr. Evans oversees the clinical leadership of Marshall Health as well as patient safety and quality initiatives across the organization. He also serves as vice dean of clinical affairs at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Dr. Evans continues to see patients with Marshall Pediatrics.

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (Huntington, W.Va.)
  • Residency: Columbus Children's Hospital (Columbus, Ohio)

Honors & Memberships

  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, West Virginia State Medical Society
  • Member, Cabell County Medical Society

Certification

  • Certified: American Board of Pediatrics

Marshall Pediatrics

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Burks K, Evans J, Plumley J, Gerlach J, Shields J, Flesher S. 2022. A systematic review of outpatient billing practices 2022 May 23
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Kilgore JT, Lanata MM, Willis JM, McCarthy MJ, Becker JB, Evans JE, Smith MJ.. 2021. Utilization of West Virginia Pediatric Medicaid Claims Data to Guide Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship Interventions 2021 Dec 23;piab125
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Pauley A, Roy A, Balfaqih Y, Casey E, Marteney R, Evans J. 2021. A Quality Improvement Project to Delay Umbilical Cord Clamping Time Pauley AN, Roy A, Balfaqih Y, Casey E, Marteney R, Evans JE. A Quality Improvement Project to Delay Umbilical Cord Clamping Time. Pediatr Qual Saf 2021;6:e452.

Pauley A, Roy A, Balfaqih Y, Casey E, Marteney R, Evans J.. 2021. A Quality Improvement Project to Delay Umbilical Cord Clamping Time Pauley AN, Roy A, Balfaqih Y, Casey E, Marteney R, Evans JE. A Quality Improvement Project to Delay Umbilical Cord Clamping Time. Pediatr Qual Saf 2021;6:e452.

Roth D, Loudin S, Andrews L, Evans J, Davies TH^. 2020. “Inclusion of Positive Self-Reporting by Mothers of Substance Exposed Neonates Increases the Predictability of NAS Severity over Toxicology Alone.” 2020 Mar;24(3):340-350.
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Hayes R, Merritt B, Lewis S, Shields J, Gerlach J, Gress TW, Evans J. 2019. Antibiotic Prescriptions for Upper Respiratory Infections in a Pediatric Office Versus an Urgent Care Center. Glob Pediatr Health. 2019 3 25;6:2333794X19835632.
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Allen KM, Smith B, Iliev I, Evans J, Werthammer J.. 2017. Short term cost of care for the surviving periviable neonate. J Neonatal Perinatal Med. j.neoatal perinatal med. 2017; 10(2):191-194
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Loudin S, Murray S, Prunty L, Davies T, Evans J, Werthammer J.. 2017. An Atypical Withdrawal Syndrome in Neonates Prenatally Exposed to Gabapentin and Opioids. J. Pediatr. J Pediatr. 2017 Feb;181:286-288. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.11.004.
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Loudin S, Murray S, Prunty L, Davies T, Evans J, Werthammer J.. 2017. An Atypical Withdrawal Syndrome in Neonates Prenatally Exposed to Gabapentin and Opioids. J. Pediatr. J Pediatr. 2017 Feb;181:286-288.
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Goodrich S, Evans J, Gress T, Werthammer J. 2015. After-hours pediatric care compared with emergency department care: a retrospective charge analysis. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015 Apr;54(4):324-7.
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Wellman C, Clarke M, Hunt L, Stratton A, Evans JE. . Cold Meds Course of Action: Pharmacist Recommendations for a Pediatric Population 2016 Dec 13