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Dr. Gregory T. Evangelista
Board Certified & Fellowship Trained
Orthopedic Surgeon


Gregory T. Evangelista, MD

Dr. Evangelista specializes in the treatment of a variety of orthopedic conditions and has many clinical interests including:

Shoulder:

  • Arthroscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Biceps Tears
  • Labral Tears
  • Shoulder Dislocations/Instability
  • Total and Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Arthritis

Knee:

  • Arthroscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Knee
  • Articular Cartilage Lesions
  • Arthritis
  • Meniscal Tears
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears
  • Cartilage Transplantation

Fractures:

  • Clavicle
  • Patella
  • Tibia
  • Humerus
  • Wrist (distal radius)
  • Ankle

About Dr. Evangelista

Dr. Evangelista has been practicing in Scottsdale, AZ since 2007. He is the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Honor Health Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center. Dr. Evangelista is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, at the University of Arizona College Medicine-Phoenix. The focus of the practice is on the treatment of conditions that affect the cartilage, ligaments and tendons of the shoulder and knee. Dr. Evangelista routinely accepts transfers for the treatment of complex conditions. Dr. Evangelista’s peers have voted him a “Top Doctor” in PHOENIX magazine in 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Education

Undergraduate

Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

  • Graduated with Honors in Chemistry
  • University Scholars Program
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Medical

New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Residency

Hospital for Joint Diseases – New York University, New York, NY

  • Staff Physician:
    • New York Mets
    • Martha Graham Dance Company
    • Alvin Ailey Dance Company

R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, MD

  • Advanced training in Orthopedic Trauma & Fracture Care

Fellowship

University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ

  • Advanced training in minimally invasive surgery, cartilage repair, shoulder replacement, and complicated reconstructions of torn ligaments and tendons.
  • Staff Physician:
    • University of Arizona Athletic Program
    • Chicago White Sox
    • Colorado Rockies
    • Pima College
    • Professional Cowboys Rodeo Association
    • Sunnyside High School

Clinical Affiliations

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Pima Surgery Center

Teaching Affiliations

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • Instructor, Scottsdale Healthcare Family Practice Residency
  • Instructor, Midwestern University Physician Assistants Program

Presentations

  • Clark J, Evangelista GT, Hunter R. Accuracy of Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Knee in the Community Setting. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. San Francisco, CA, Feb 2012.
  • Evangelista GT. Proximal femur fractures. AO Basic Course. Scottsdale, AZ. January 2010.
  • Evangelista GT. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Smith and Nephew Shoulder Arthroscopy Course. Boston, Massachusetts, October 2009.
  • Evangelista GT. Total knee replacement. Scottsdale, AZ. January 2009.
  • Evangelista GT. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Smith and Nephew Shoulder Arthroscopy Course. Tucson, AZ, October 2008.
  • Evangelista GT. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Smith and Nephew Shoulder Arthroscopy Course. Tucson, AZ, October 2007.
  • Evangelista GT. The biology of fracture healing. AO Basic Course. Scottsdale, AZ. January 2008.
  • Evangelista GT. MRI: fact or fiction? Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, June 2007.
  • Evangelista GT. Performance enhancing drugs in athletics. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, May 2007.
  • Evangelista GT. The meniscus: biology, mechanics, and clinical relevance. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, December 2006.
  • Evangelista GT. Shoulder Instability. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, November 2006.
  • Evangelista GT. Retrospective analysis of the effects of obesity on total knee and hip replacement. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY, May 2006.
  • Evangelista GT. Obesity and total joint arthroplasty. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY, December 2005.
  • Evangelista GT. Steroids and sports. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Sports Medicine, Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY, January 2004.
  • Evangelista GT. The diagnosis and treatment of elbow fractures. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY, January 2004.
  • Evangelista GT. The evaluation and management of tibial plateau fractures. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY, October 2003.
  • Evangelista GT. (Thesis Defense) The synthesis and characterization of linear and dendritic polymers as precursors to borosilicates and phosphosilicates. Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 1997.

Research

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale, AZ

Knee Dislocations:
  • Radiographic correlation, outcomes, surgical technique)
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tears
  • Mensical Tears, Meniscal Repair
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Tears
  • Posterolateral Corner Injury

Hip fracture wound closure (IRB study)

Dyspareunia associated with a pelvic digit

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ

  • Direct application of growth factors during rotator cuff repair
  • Correlation between preoperative magnetic resonance imaging and arthroscopic findings
  • Evaluation of vascular status in the presence of a tibial shaft fracture

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, New York, NY

  • Effect of obesity on total joint replacement
  • Characteristics of retrieved oxidized zirconium heads used in total hip replacement
  • Total knee arthroplasty for patients with a history of poliomyelitis
  • Incidence of septic knee associated with the use of hybrid external fixation for the treatment of tibial plateau fractures

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Outcomes of patients with combined head trauma and femoral fractures

M. H. & D. Orthopedic Associates, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Evaluation of total joint arthroplasty patients

Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

  • Synthesis and characterization of novel organometallic polymers with several potential applications, including drug delivery and ceramic coatings

Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

  • Identification of virulence factors in bacterial populations and classification of atypical strains of pathogenic bacteria

Publications