James P. Evans, MD, PhD

As director of UNC's Cancer Genetics program, Dr. Evans oversees adult and cancer genetics services at UNC, teaches and pursues research.

Dr. James P. Evans


Dr. Evans rides his bike to and from work and is a long-time vegetarian (which he says fortunately doesn't interfere with his daily consumption of chocolate and ice cream).

"I have the daily opportunity to try and help people from all walks of life who are having to navigate very important - but very difficult and complex - decisions. It is a privilege to get to apply my knowledge to try and help them," says Dr. Evans. "I also have the opportunity to work with scientists of the highest caliber as we investigate fascinating research questions. And, I get to have regular contact with students, which keeps me on my toes."