W. Phil Evans, MD, FACR, Clinical Professor of Radiology, Director of the Center for Breast Care and the George and Carol Poston Professorship in Breast Cancer Research.  Dr. Evans is the Director of the UT Southwestern Center for Breast Care. He joined the UT faculty in March 2002 as Director of Breast Imaging and became Director of the Center a year later. In September 2003, he was named the George and Carol Poston Professor in Breast Cancer Research. He serves as a member of the UT Cancer Center Executive Committee, Komen Center for Breast Cancer Research Steering Committees and is the Chairman for the Center of Breast Care Executive Committee. Dr. Evans received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas and completed his internship and residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Evans is board certified in diagnostic radiology and a Fellow in the American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging. His interest in breast imaging began in 1980 and led to the development of the Susan G. Komen Breast Center at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas; first dedicated breast center in Texas, opening in 1984. He served as Medical Director and Director of Breast Imaging of the center from 1984 to 2002. He established a breast imaging fellowship in 1991 and served as its director until 2002. Dr. Evans is a senior reviewer for the American College of Radiology Mammography, Ultrasound, and Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Accreditation programs. He has served as an examiner in Breast Imaging for the American Board of Radiology. In addition, Dr. Evans is an active volunteer in the American Cancer Society, serving as the national President from 2011-2012. Dr. Evans is also a Director for the High Plains Division for the American Cancer Society.  Dr. Evans’ clinical research interests are in the fields of percutaneous biopsies of breast lesions, digital imaging, computer-assisted detection of mammographic lesions and breast MRI. He is the principal investigator for the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) at UTSW. Dr. Evans and his wife, Laurie, enjoy traveling and spoiling their grandchildren, Jack, Sydney, and Adelaide.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1972)
Baylor University Medical Center (1973), Medicine
Baylor University Medical Center (1976), Diagnostic Radiology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

American Cancer Society High-Risk Group; American Cancer Screening Older Women Work Group; American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Advisory Group: American Cancer Society Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening
Smith RA, Saslow D, Sawyer KA, Burke W, Costanza ME, Evans WP, Foster RS Jr., Hendrick E, Eyre HJ, Sener S California Cancer J Clin. May 2003 53(3) 141-169
Invasive Lobular Carcinoma of the Breast: Mammographic Characteristics and Computer-Aided Detection
Evans WP, Warren-Burhenne LJ, Laurie L, O'Shaughnessy K, Castellion RA Radiology 2002 Vol 225 182-189
Percutaneous Core Needle Biopsy of Radial Scars: When Is Excision Necessary?
Brenner RJ, Jackman R, Evans WP, Parker SH, Philpotts L, et al. American Journal of Roentgenology 2002 179 1173-1184
"Male Inflammatory Breast Cancer"
Spigel JJ, Evans WP, Grant MD, Langer TG, Krakos PA, Wise DK Clinical Breast Cancer July 2001 153-155

Honors & Awards

  • American Cancer Society
    St. George Medal (2002)
  • American Cancer Society
    Navigator (2000)
  • American Cancer Society
    Helmsman (1999)
  • American Cancer Society
    Sword of Hope (1991)
  • Susan G. Komen Foundation
    Man of the Year (1987)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Radiology
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Radiological Society
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • Society of Breast Imaging, Fellow
  • Texas Radiological Society