Paul L. Evans Jr, MD

Dr. Evans earned his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School, where he also completed residency training in general surgery. He then completed a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at George Washington University. Dr. Evans is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Drawn to the technical challenge of cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Evans is also inspired by the opportunity to impact patients' life expectancy and quality - a job he finds very rewarding. He always aims to meet the individual needs of his patients, remaining available to meet the needs of the larger community.

Dr. Evans specializes in aortic surgery, valve replacement, coronary artery bypass surgery, esophageal and lung cancer surgery and carotid endarterectomy. He anticipates continued growth in the advancement in catheter-based therapy for valve replacements, along with great strides in lung cancer treatment with the development of genetic markers.

A Peninsula native, Dr. Evans was born in Hampton and attended York High School. Feeling fortunate to have grown up surrounded by beautiful waterways, the water is still his favorite aspect of residing here today. When he's not working, Dr. Evans can be found boating, fishing or cycling. He and his wife Buffy have four sons - Lawson, Clay, Luke and Christian.


Riverside Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery
500 J Clyde Morris Boulevard, Building G
Newport News, VA

Medical School

Eastern Virginia Medical School


Eastern Virginia Medical School


George Washington University Hospital

Board Certifications

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
American Board of Surgery

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions from our leading, independent patient satisfaction research group.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Provider Listened Carefully


Provider Gave Easy to Understand Instructions


Provider Knew Medical History


Recommend Provider's Office


Provider Spent Enough Time


Patient comments are gathered from our patient satisfaction survey and displayed in their entirety.