W. Phil Evans, M.D., FACR, is Clinical Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Chief of its Breast Imaging Division who also serves as Director of the Center for Breast Care.

Dr. Evans holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Trinity University in San Antonio. He received his medical degree at UT Southwestern, and then completed both his internship in internal medicine and his radiology residency training at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

He joined the faculty in 1989 as a Clinical Assistant Professor, and became a professor in 2002.

Among his numerous honors, awards, and recognitions, Dr. Evans has been named a Best Doctor in America every year since 2009. He received a Lifetime Service Award by the American Board of Radiology, is an Honorary Life Member of the American Cancer Society, and has been listed among the “Dallas Dozen” by D Magazine. Highly active in the American Cancer Society on the national, state, and regional levels, Dr. Evans served as the organization’s national president from 2011-2012.

Dr. Evans is the principal investigator for the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) at UT Southwestern. His leadership in multi-institutional studies paved the way for the national evolution of breast imaging from film to digital mammography and has improved breast cancer screening for high-risk patients by combining mammography with ultrasound. Dr. Evans’ pioneering approach to breast imaging led directly to the development of the first dedicated breast center in Texas, the Susan G. Komen Breast Center at Baylor University Medical Center, where he served as Medical Director and Director of Breast Imaging from 1984 to 2002.

Dr. Evans participates in varied administrative, mentoring, and educational activities at UT Southwestern. He has been deeply involved in leadership and advisory roles on behalf of professional organizations including the American College of Radiology, Texas Radiological Society Radiological Society of North America, and the Society of Breast Imaging, serving as President from 2009-2011and receiving the Society's highest honor, the Gold Medal Award in 2015.

Dr. Evans has authored or co-authored numerous original research articles on breast imaging and breast cancer screening, MR imaging of the breast, and imaging-guided biopsy techniques. He has lectured extensively on these topics at professional symposia, meetings, and conferences.


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