Research Interests:

Dr. Gerald Evans is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology, and Pathology & Molecular Medicine at Queen's University and an attending physician in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine at Kingston General Hospital and the Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston, Ontario. Dr. Evans graduated cum laude from the University of Ottawa School of Medicine in 1982 and completed his training in Internal Medicine with residencies at the University of Toronto and University of Ottawa from 1982-87. He completed his fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Calgary in 1990. Dr. Evans was the first Chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Queen’s. He has also served as the Program Director for the Internal Medicine Postgraduate Training Program of the Department of Medicine at Queens from 1997-2001 and is a current member of the RCPSC Examination Board in Internal Medicine. He has also served as a member of the RCPSC Examination Board in Infectious Diseases from 1995-2005.

Dr. Evans is a former two-term councillor with CIDS and AMMI Canada and currently the President of AMMI Canada. He is a member of the Ontario Anti-infective Review Panel, and former Chair of the Guidelines Committee of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (AMMI) Canada. He is the current Chair of the Committee to Evaluate Drugs of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, an expert advisory committee on optimal drug utilization for the province of Ontario.

His clinical and research interests include guideline development, antimicrobial pharmacology, sexually transmitted infections; particularly genital herpes, respiratory tract infections, antifungal therapy and infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus.

Research Interests:

  • Clinical Trials of Investigational Antimicrobials
  • Antimicrobial Pharmacology
  • Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT)
  • Epidemiology of Human Infectious Diseases
  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)
  • Human Herpesvirus Infections

Details of Research Interests:

As an Infectious Disease physician, I am actively involved in clinical trials of new antimicrobials for use in the treatment of human infectious diseases. I have a particular interest in the antimicrobial therapy of community-acquired pneumonia and human herpesvirus infections. In collaboration with other clinical colleagues in Infectious Diseases here at Queen's we are pursuing studies in the epidemiology of tuberculosis, infective endocarditis, human staphylococcal infections including bone and joint infections and CAPD peritonitis, and risk factors for CAP. We are participating in an international project examining the management of patients on ambulatory parenteral antibiotic therapy, an emerging strategy for treating patients outside of the hospital setting. In collaboration with colleagues in pharmacy we are examining the importance of antimicrobial pharmacokinetics and other parameters on the efficiency of delivering antibiotic therapy outside the hospital setting.