Leigh V Evans MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Director, Healthcare Simulation; Director, Resident Research

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical GroupEmergency Medicine: Simulation


She attended Washington University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital where she was a chief resident.

Dr. Evans is a member of the Education Division and is the recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award in Emergency Medicine in 2003 and 2005. She is also the recipient of the prestigious 2008 Bohmfalk Prize for clinical teaching voted on by Yale medical students and faculty.

Dr. Evans is the Director of Resident Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She oversees the academic projects of all EM residents leading to their presentation at Resident Research Day just prior to graduation.

As Director of Healthcare Simulation, Dr. Evans has developed a simulation curriculum for medical students and residents including partial task trainers, computer screen based simulators and high fidelity mannequin simulators. She received training in simulation education and debriefing at the Center for Medical Simulation in Boston. Dr. Evans directs a 12 week simulation course for third year medical students with participation by over thirty members of the Emergency Medicine and Surgery faculty. She also leads simulation training course for EM residents.

Dr. Evans served on the Technical Expertise panel at the 2008 SAEM Consensus Conference “The Science of Simulation in Healthcare”. Dr. Evans’ research interests focus on skills transfer of simulation skills to the clinical setting and simulation training for the development of teamwork and leadership skills. She was the Principal Investigator for an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Grant (2006-08) entitled “Simulation Training for Ultrasound Guided Central Venous Catheter (CVC) Insertion”.


  • M.D., Washington University School of Medicine , 1990

Selected Publication

  • Carter AJ, Davis KA, EvansLV, Cone DC. Information loss in emergency medical services handover of trauma patients. Prehospital Emergency Care 2009;13:280-5.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Bohmfalk Teaching Prize(2008) , Yale Medical School
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