Dr. Amanda Evans received her undergraduate degree at UT Austin and did her medical training at UT Medical Branch in Galveston. After medical school, she completed a residency in pediatrics at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, and a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at UT Southwestern. In 2012, Dr. Evans joined the Pediatrics faculty at UT Southwestern in the Division of Infectious Diseases.

Her interests include the pathogenesis of respiratory diseases in children. She is exploring viral and bacterial co-infection interactions in a human cell tissue model, and the subsequent dynamic changes that occur within the bacterial pathogens which influence virulence and attachment. Her current research project involves a Moraxella catarrhalis/RSV in vitro co-infection model, aims to identify M. catarrhalis adherence or virulence factors involved in the pathogenesis of acute otitis media, with the goal of identifying new therapeutic or prophylactic targets for this bacterium.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (1999-2004)
  • Residency - MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2004-2007), Pediatrics
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2008-2012), Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (2009)
  • American Society of Microbiology (2012)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, FAAP (2004)
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Doctor 2022
  • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist 2021
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein-National Research Service Award 2010-2012
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Society Poster Presentation Award 2009, Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Annual Meeting
  • Resident of the Year 2006-2007, Georgetown University Children’s Medical Center
  • Daisy Allen Scholarship 2003, UT Medical Branch at Galveston
  • General Clinical Research Center: Mentored Medical Student Clinical Research Award 2001-2002, UT Medical Branch at Galveston
Books & Publications
  • Viral respiratory infection predisposing otitis media
  • Moraxella catarrhalis

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