Leigh Evans, MD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Executive Director, Yale Center for Medical Simulation; Director, Resident Research

Departments & Organizations

Emergency Medicine: Emergency Medicine York Street Campus Faculty

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Leigh Evans, MD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Executive Director of YCMS.

She graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and completed an Emergency Medicine residency at Yale, serving as chief resident in her final year.

She is the recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award in Emergency Medicine in 2003 and 2005. Dr. Evans is the recipient of the Yale School of Medicine Bohmfalk Teaching Prize in 2008 and the Alvan R. Feinstein Award in 2015.

Dr. Evans is the director of the Medical Simulation fellowship in Emergency Medicine. Her research interests are in the transfer of simulation skills to the clinical setting and the use of simulation for medical student and resident clinical assessment. She was the Principal Investigator for an AHRQ grant “Simulation Training for Ultrasound Guided Central Venous Catheter Insertion” and she is currently the PI for a Department of Defense grant assessing live tissue vs simulation training using system dynamics modeling.

Education & Training

MD Washington University School of Medicine (1990)
Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital
Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital
Board Certification AB of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine (2004, recertified: 2015)

Honors & Recognition

  • Bohmfalk Teaching PrizeYale Medical School (2008)

  • Outstanding Teaching in Emergency MedicineEmergency Medicine Resident Staff (2005)

  • Distinguished Teacher Award for Medical EducationSociety of Distinguished Teachers, Yale University School of Medicine (2005)

  • Outstanding Teaching in Emergency Medicine,Emergency Medicine Resident Staff (2003)

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Contact Info

Leigh Evans, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Emergency MedicineYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste South Pavilion 218

New Haven, CT 06510
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Yale New Haven Shoreline Medical Center
111 Goose Lane

Guilford, CT 06437
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Mailing Address
Emergency MedicinePO Box 208053
New Haven, CT 06520-8053