C. McCollister Evarts, MD, FAOA

First Member of the Transformational Virgil P. Gibney Society

We are pleased to announce that C. McCollister Evarts has made a gift of one million dollars to the AOA to support the AOA's Campaign for Tomorrow. This gift comes from Dr. Evarts’ significant commitment to the AOA. 

We thank him for his vision, his drive, and his dedication. His exceptional generosity to the AOA with this financial gift is not one he has given lightly, but one which will help ensure the AOA’s future. 

In recognition of Dr. Evarts’ transformational gift, The Executive Committee has chosen to honor him by renaming the Resident’s Leadership Forum as the C.  McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum. 

About C. McCollister Evarts 

Dr. Evarts' impact on orthopaedics has been significant. Among his many achievements, he has co-authored over 200 articles, edited numerous publications, held a wide range of visiting professorships and appointments, and participated on countless committees. He has served as Chair of two Orthopaedic Departments, CEO and Dean of two academic health centers, and been the recipient of many honors and awards—including the AOA’s Distinguished Contributions to Orthopaedics Award in 2006. Dr. Evarts has served as President not only for the AOA, but also for the AAHC, Hip Society, ABOS, and OMeGA Medical Grants. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine. He acknowledges that without the support of family and friends, all his other achievements would be diminished. 

The highest giving level of the 1887 Circle is the Virgil P. Gibney Transformational Society. Dr. Gibney played an essential role in the AOA’s founding. He is also the only person to have served as AOA President twice.

Find out more about the Campaign for Tomorrow, the 1887 Circle, and other giving opportunities.