Dr. Heather Evans – Intrapreneurship

On a Thursday afternoon this past April, Dr. Heather Evans, took a break from her busy day as Associate Professor of Surgery at University of Washington, and Director of Surgical Infectious Disease at Harborview Medical Center to talk about her clinical work, her work as a surgeon, associate professor, and medical researcher. The doctor’s warmth shines through while talking about her life experiences and the pursuit of medical knowledge. However, one is struck by how unassumingly she describes being one of the few women on the same path during her journey to become a surgeon. The doctor toggles between all her roles, both personal and professional. Nevertheless, in her role as trauma surgeon she passionately strives daily to deliver quality care to patients regardless of their socioeconomic status in the Seattle community.

Dr. Evan’s intrapreneurship has resulted in the development of MPower, a mobile app that will help improve treatment aftercare. Although she displays the personality of our warm and fuzzy TV doctors from the past, she definitely is a 21st century physician. Her perspectives on using technology in the medical field versus our rights to privacy are compelling. Dr. Evans is a strong proponent of the benefits incorporating mobile technology into our healthcare system can potentially bring, and as a training doctor she possesses a strong sense of responsibility to those under her tutelage.

Ann Levorn

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