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Leigh Evans, MD

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

Contact Information

Leigh Evans, MD

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Emergency Medicine

    PO Box 208053

    New Haven, CT 06520-8053

    United States



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

  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2002)
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (1995)
  • MD
    Washington University School of Medicine (1990)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Bohmfalk Teaching PrizeYale Medical School2008
Outstanding Teaching in Emergency MedicineEmergency Medicine Resident Staff2005
Distinguished Teacher Award for Medical EducationSociety of Distinguished Teachers, Yale University School of Medicine2005
Outstanding Teaching in Emergency Medicine,Emergency Medicine Resident Staff2003

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