Owen B. Evans, MD, is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Evans earned his BA degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he graduated magna cum laude. He subsequently received his MD degree from Vanderbilt University. His internship was at Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, in Seattle, Washington. After serving as a Lieutenant with the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, he completed his pediatric residency at Vanderbilt University with a fellowship in neurology.
Dr. Evans served on the faculty of Vanderbilt University in the Department of Neurology before joining the faculty of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he was Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurology and Child Development. For 10 years, Dr. Evans has been Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics.
Dr. Evans is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with special competence in child neurology. He is a member of the editorial board of Pediatric Annals and an examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is Chairman of the Board of IPA Pediatric Care, Inc., and served on the PRCP Clinical Problems Profile D Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics. Professional society memberships include the Child Neurology Society, the Southern Society for Pediatric Research, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Neurology, the American Medical Association, and the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs, Inc. He is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa, and Alpha Omega Alpha, and has been the recipient of the Amos Christie Award for Excellence in Pediatrics and the Navy Achievement Medal.
Dr. Evans has published numerous articles and abstracts in his specialty area, pediatric neurology. He has written several book chapters and has been guest editor of several publications. In addition, he is author of the book Manual of Child Neurology.