A Message from the Interim Vice President
April 12, 2012
It is with a very heavy heart that I share with you the news that longtime faculty member, Dr. E. Burke Evans, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, passed away this afternoon. Dr. Evans was holder of the E. Burke Evans Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery, and was known worldwide as an authority on cerebral palsy and on the orthopaedic management of patients with severe burns. He remained very active as a member of the faculty and as recently as last week was providing insightful advice and support.
Dr. Evans joined the UTMB faculty in 1953 and led the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery for 25 years. He was named The Ashbel Smith Professor of Surgery in 1991. Dr. Evans was honored for his distinguished career with the John P. McGovern, M.D. Award in Oslerian Medicine in recognition of his compassionate care to patients. His generosity touched many areas of the university and the Galveston community. He was honored with The E. Burke Evans Plaza on campus bearing his name, and received the 18th annual Leonora Kempner Thompson Community Enrichment Award in recognition of his extensive artistic and historic contributions to Galveston.
We will notify you as soon as we have more information we can share about funeral services. Please join me in extending our deepest sympathy to Dr. Evan’s family, colleagues, and friends.
Last Update: August, 2012
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