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Feb. 4, 2016

Andrew Evans

Evans Named Associate Dean and Chief Academic Officer for Springfield Clinical Campus of the MU School of Medicine

Role is to engage Columbia and Springfield leaders to provide strategic direction and vision

James Stannard, MD, interim dean of the University of Missouri School of Medicine, has appointed Andrew L. Evans, MD, as associate dean and chief academic officer for the medical school’s Springfield, Missouri, clinical campus and associate professor of clinical medicine. The appointment is effective Feb. 15.

The University of Missouri is expanding its medical school class size from 96 to 128 students to address a critical shortage of physicians in Missouri and the nation. As part of the expansion, the medical school, in partnership with CoxHealth and Mercy health systems, will open a second MU clinical campus in Springfield in 2016 and a new medical education building in Columbia in 2017.

Evans, a hospitalist at Mercy Clinic Springfield since 2003, is board-certified in internal medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a senior fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine. As associate dean for the Springfield clinical campus, he will engage Columbia and Springfield leaders to provide strategic direction and vision. He also will ensure that the educational programs in Springfield align with and support high quality, effective patient-centered care.

Evans has been an active member of the medical staff in all three health systems involved with the MU medical school expansion. He also has held administrative positions in all three organizations. Evans had a prior faculty appointment at the MU School of Medicine from 2001 to 2003.

“Dr. Evans is an excellent teacher, clinician and administrator who has been actively involved since 2011 as a member of the management group for the medical school’s Springfield campus expansion,” Stannard said. “His passion for medical education, proven track record of administrative and leadership abilities, and his extensive relationships with Springfield and Columbia stakeholders will be invaluable as we expand the MU School of Medicine to educate more doctors for Missouri.”

Evans received his medical degree from the University of Washington in Seattle and completed a residency in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry and philosophy, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree, from Drury University in Springfield.

“I believe this is a great opportunity for the future of medical education in the state of Missouri,” Evans said. “I’m looking forward to working with CoxHealth, Mercy and MU to expand exceptional educational opportunities for future physicians.”

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