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Dwight L. Evans, MD

Dwight L. Evans, MD Physician

Roerhoff Rickels Professor of Psychiatry Professor of Neuroscience Professor of Medicine

Dr. Evans is employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Dwight L. Evans

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2018

Clinical Specialties


  • Psychiatry

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Psychiatry, 1981

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • OPR Medicare
  • OPR New Jersey Medicaid
  • OPR Pennsylvania Medicaid

Education and Training

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: University of North Carolina Hospitals
Fellowship: University of North Carolina Hospitals


American Association for the Advancement of Science, National American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, National American College of Psychiatrists, National American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, National American Neuropsychiatric Association, National American Psychiatric Association, National American Psychoanalytic Association, National American Psychosomatic Society, National Association for Academic Psychiatry, National Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Diseases, National Collegium Internationale Neuro-psychpharmacologicum, International Florida Psychiatric Society (1992-1997), Local International Brain Research Organization, International International Federation of AIDS Societies, International International Psychoanalytic Association, International International Psycho-Oncology Society, International New York Academy of Medicine, Local New York Academy of Sciences, Local North Carolina Psychiatric Society (1977-1992), Local North Carolina Psychoanalytic Society, Local Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society (1997-Present), Local Psychiatric Research Society, National Society for Neuroscience, National Society of Biological Psychiatry, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Evans is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Evans DL, Folds JD, Petitto J, Golden RN, Pedersen CA, Corrigan M, Gilmore JH, Silva SG, Quade D, Ozer H: Circulating Natural Killer Cell Phenotypes in Males and Females with Major Depression: Relation to Cytotoxic Activity and Severity of Depression. Archives of General Psychiatry 49 (5): 388-395,1992.

Evans DL, Leserman J, Perkins DO, Stern RA, Murphy C, Tamul K, Liao D, van der Horst CM, Hall CD, Folds JD, Golden RN, Petitto JM: Stress Associated Reductions of Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes and Natural Killer Cells in Asymptomatic Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection. American Journal of Psychiatry 152 (4): 543-550,1995.

Leserman J, Petitto JM, Perkins DO, Folds JD, Golden RN, Evans DL: Severe Stress, Depressive Symptoms, and Changes in Lymphocyte Subsets in Human Immunodeficiency Virus - Infected Men: A Two-Year Follow-Up Study. Archives of General Psychiatry 54 : 279-285,1997.

Evans DL, Leserman J, Perkins DO, Stern RA, Murphy C, Zheng B, Gettes D, Longmate JA, Silva SG, van de Horst CM, Hall CD, Folds JD, Golden RN, Petitto JM: Severe Life Stress as a Predictor of Early Disease Progression in HIV Infection. American Journal of Psychiatry 154 (5): 630-634,1997.

Leserman J, Petitto JM, Golden RN, Gaynes BN, Gu H, Perkins DO, Silva SG, Folds JD, Evans DL: Impact of Stressful Life Events, Depression, Social Support, Coping, and Cortisol on Progression to AIDS. American Journal of Psychiatry 157 (8): 1221-1228,2000.

Evans DL, Ten Have T, Douglas SD, Gettes DR, Morrison M, Chiappini MS, Brinker-Spence P, Job C, Mercer D, Wang YL, Cruess D, Dube B, Dalen EA, Brown T, Bauer R, Petitto JM: Association of Depression with Viral Load, CD8 T Lymphocytes, and Natural Killer Cells in Women with HIV Infection. American Journal of Psychiatry 159 (10): 1752-1759,2002.

Evans DL, Foa EB, Gur RE, Hendin H, O’Brien CP, Seligman MEP, and Walsh BT (eds.): Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders: What We Know and What We Don’t Know New York, Oxford University : 2005.

Evans DL, Charney DS, Lewis L, Golden RN, Gorman JM, Krishnan RR, Nemeroff CB, Bremner JD, Carney RM, Coyne JC, DeLong MR, Frasure-Smith N, Glassman AH, Gold PW, Grant I, Gwyther L, Ironson G, Johnson RL, Kanner AM, Katon WJ, Kaufmann PG, Keefe FJ, Ketter T, Laughren TP, Leserman J, Lyketsos CG, McDonald WM, McEwen BS, Miller AH, Musselman DL, O’Connor C, Petitto JM, Pollock BG, Robinson RG, Roose SP, Rowland J, Sheline Y, Sheps DS, Simon G, Spiegel D, Stunkard A, Sunderland T, Tibbits P, Valvo WJ: Mood disorders in the medically ill: scientific review and recommendations Biological Psychiatry 58 (3): 175-189,2005.

Cruess DG, Douglas SD, Petitto JM, Ten Have T, Gettes D, Dubé B, Cary M, Evans DL: Association of Resolution of Major Depression with Increased Natural Killer Cell Activity among HIV-Seropositive Women. American Journal of Psychiatry 162 (11): 2125-2130,2005.

Evans DL, Charney DS, Lewis L (eds): Physician's Guide to Depression and Bipolar Disorder McGraw-Hill : 2006.

Evans DL, Lynch KG, Benton T, Dube B, Gettes DR, Tustin NB, Lai JP, Metzger D, Douglas SD: SSRI and Substance P Antagonist Enhancement of Natural Killer Cell Innate Immunity to HIV/AIDS Biological Psychiatry 63 (9): 899-905,2008.

Blume J, Douglas SD, Evans DL: Immune Suppression and Immune Activation in Depression. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. : 2010, in press.

Benton T, Lynch KG, Dube B, Gettes DR, Tustin NB, Lai JP, Metzger D, Blume J, Douglas SD, Evans DL: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Suppression of HIV Infectivity and Replication Psychosomatic Medicine. : 2010, in press.

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Academic Contact Info

305 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2818
Patient appointments: 866-301-4PBH (4724)

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