Dr. Gerald Evans is the chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases and a professor in the Departments of Medicine, Biomedical & Molecular Sciences, 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 is the past president of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (AMMI) Canada. He is a member of the Ontario Anti-infective Review Panel, and former chair of the Guidelines Committee of AMMI Canada. He is past chair of the Committee to Evaluate Drugs of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Ministry’s expert advisory committee on optimal drug utilization for the province of Ontario. He is a co-investigator with the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network. He also serves as a member of the CED-Cancer Care Ontario Subcommittee and is Chair of the Working Group on Drugs for Rare Diseases for the MOHLTC. Dr. Evans key research interests inlcude: clinical guideline development, antimicrobial pharmacology and health technology assessment for optimal drug utilization.