Biography & Education


Dr. Evans is a board-certified neurologist specializing in caring for patients with epilepsy and seizures. He works with patients to help diagnose the cause of seizures and find the best treatments for their situation–from medications to surgical interventions and other therapies.

He performs comprehensive epilepsy evaluation and treatment including:

  • Detailed neurological exam
  • Electroencephalograms (EEG)
  • Epilepsy monitoring (EMU)
  • Epilepsy medication and dietary treatment
  • Epilepsy surgery and vagal nerve stimulator

He joins Providence after serving as the assistant director of the MEG & Functional Brain Mapping Center at the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Summit, New Jersey. He is also an educator who served as a clinical instructor at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Evans is a proud father and enjoys fly fishing, telemark skiing, mountain biking and ultimate Frisbee. Before earning his doctoral degree, he was an emergency room technician and a whitewater rafting guide in the Grand Canyon and he assisted an archaeological expedition in the Petén Rain Forest, Guatemala.

Areas of expertise

Epilepsy, neurology


Dr. Evans earned his degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed an osteopathic internship at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Mich. He went on to completed a neurology residency through Michigan State University at Sparrow Hospital, where he was chief neurology resident, and a fellowship in EEG and Epilepsy at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

  • English
  • Spanish

Care Locations

Providence Portland Medical Center
5050 NE Hoyt St., Suite 315
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-215-8585



Patient Ratings and Comments
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4.8 out of 5 (45 Ratings, 13 Comments)


Dr. Matthews was attentive and informative. I could not have asked for a better Neurologist.

Open, explained other options if wanted.

Dr. Evans always very pleasant, caring, concerned and easy to talk with. Marvelous bedside manner.

Dr Evans is very nice and truly cares about his patients.

I appreciate that he is knowledgeable & listens. I feel like we actually have a conversation vs. me being talked down to.

Dr. Evans is the man! I love him. He is a great doctor. I wish there was more time to pick his brain.

I was very pleased w/the doctor & his staff.

I have had multiple neurologists in my past and Dr Evans is by far my favorite. He is a wonderful listener, he speaks quiet, he is gentle, kind, and all these things are extremely important in this field. if possible, I will stick with him as long as he is around!

best neurologist in the state

This provider has always given honest answers and lots of information to help us make informed decisions about a condition that is unpredictable and not easily managed. He always talks to my daughter, and treats her with respect, listens to our sometimes lengthy updates and has a calming presence. He also respects the parents' input and instincts and includes us as part of the decision making team. We absolutely appreciate Dr. Evans!

Dr. Evans is an excellent listener and truly cares.

Dr. Evans is an excellent doctor who takes good care of me and others.

Dr. Evans and his team have been outstanding in their care for our daughter [...] who has epilepsy and is intellectually challenged.