Neil C. Evans, MD is the Chief Officer for the Office of Connected Care in the Veterans Health Administration within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as a board-certified, practicing primary care internist at the Washington, D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). Prior to his current role, Dr. Evans served as a Co-Director of VA Connected Health.
Under Dr. Evans’ leadership, the Office of Connected Care is dedicated to improving services to Veterans, their families and Caregivers by increasing access, fostering continuity of care and promoting patient empowerment through digital health technologies. The Office of Connected Care brings together VA Telehealth Services and the Connected Health portfolio (comprised of My HealtheVet, VA Mobile Health and the VHA Innovation Program) to align VA health IT solutions under one umbrella to better meet the diverse needs of Veterans.
Dr. Evans involvement with VA’s digital health efforts began when he helped lead development of VA’s first mHealth pilot, which marked the beginning of VA’s efforts to develop mHealth apps for both Veterans and VA care teams.
Dr. Evans began his VA career after completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University and then his training in Internal Medicine through the Osler Medical Residency, also at Johns Hopkins. He received a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware. He holds faculty appointments in Medicine at George Washington University and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.