Kelly Evans, MD is an attending physician at Seattle Children's Hospital and an acting assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She completed her clinical fellowship in Craniofacial Medicine at Seattle Children's Hospital in 2012.
Dr. Evans's research investigates sleep and breathing in children born with craniofacial conditions, with the goal of improving outcomes in patients with conditions that affect airway function. Her current research focuses on children born with micrognathia, glossoptosis and cleft palate, also known as Robin sequence (RS). Her goals include improving the understanding of the RS phenotype, or physical characteristics, identifying risk factors that will be helpful in predicting which children with this condition will have more sleep and breathing problems, and developing tools to guide efficient, safe and high-quality care for children with RS. She is currently also working towards a Masters of Science in Epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health. She has long enjoyed working with and teaching medical students and residents.