Cara Evans is a speech-language pathologist who specializes in evaluating and treating swallowing disorders related to head and neck cancer. Her interests include speech, voice and swallowing outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer after treatment with either surgery or chemotherapy and radiation.
Evans completed her undergraduate degree in classical voice performance and her master's degree in classical voice performance at New York University. She then completed a undergraduate degree in speech and hearing sciences at University of Washington and master's degree in speech-language pathology at Portland State University, followed by internships at Providence Portland Medical Center and Oregon Health and Science University's Northwest Clinic for Voice and Swallowing.
Evans joined UCSF in 2018. She previously worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings at Community Regional Medical Center and the California Cancer Center in Fresno. She belongs to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and participates in the association's special interest groups for swallowing and voice disorders.
Before entering the field of health care, Evans was a professional singer.
New York University, BM, Classical Voice Performance, 2006
University of Washington, BS, Speech and Hearing Sciences, 2012
Portland State University, MS, Speech-Language Pathology, 2014
New York University, MM, Classical Voice Performance, 2008