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Evan Carlos, MD

House Staff
Start Year: 
University of Washington
Medical School: 
Loyola University Chicago

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Endourology
  • Andrology

What were you looking for in a residency program?

I wanted be challenged in both clinical and research endeavors by enthusiastic mentors. Additionally, I looked to do so alongside supportive and fun co-residents. Excellent exposure to both open and minimally invasive surgical techniques were also important to me.

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

Our program well-trains residents to enter any area of Urology as we have rotations in a multitude of practice settings. We spend a great deal of time at Duke University Hospital where we have the privilege of caring for some of the most complex urologic patients. There, we are exposed to every corner of Urology. Our rotations at two VA hospitals (Durham and Asheville) and another at Duke Raleigh have robust general urology, oncology, endourology, and reconstruction experiences in smaller settings. All of these rotations well-prepare us for practice within or outside of a large academic center. I was also drawn to our program's nightfloat system that allows for greater schedule flexibility, especially on the weekends.

Duke also stood out for its complete surgical education. We have an excellent minimally invasive experience while maintaining a strong open surgical education. Our research year was also a big draw for me as it provides time to work closely with accomplished faculty and dedicated time to address important questions to advance our field.

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

It is a big step from medical school to residency. Incoming residents will be well-supported by approachable and knowledgeable people all year. From my experience, the following are an intern's best friends: organization; a willingness to learn; and excellent communication skills with patients, co-residents, and staff. 

What do you like best about living in Durham and the Triangle?

The Triangle is a vibrant area where it is easy to enjoy the perks of urban living (great restaurants, nightlife, and culture). At the same time, there is easy access to outdoor activities like fishing or hiking just 20 minutes away. Also, the ocean and mountains are close enough for a quick weekend get-a-way. Lastly, the cost of living is very reasonable leaving room for activities outside the hospital or, for some, the chance to purchase a home. 

What do you like to do outside of Duke?

  •  Fishing
  •  College sports
  •  Spending time with family
  •  Trying new restaurants
  •  Golf
  •  Going to the beach

Honors and Awards

Most Outstanding Case Presentation Spring 2018 PUOWG Meeting at AUA 2018


Winship, Brenton, Russell Terry, Kohldon Boydston, Evan Carlos, Daniel Wollin, Chloe Peters, Jingqiu Li, Glenn Preminger, and Michael Lipkin. “Holmium:Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet Laser Pulse Type Affects Irrigation Temperatures in a Benchtop Ureteral Model.” J Endourol 33, no. 11 (November 2019): 896–901.

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Winship, Brenton, Daniel Wollin, Evan Carlos, Chloe Peters, Jingqiu Li, Russell Terry, Kohldon Boydston, Glenn M. Preminger, and Michael E. Lipkin. “The Rise and Fall of High Temperatures During Ureteroscopic Holmium Laser Lithotripsy.” J Endourol 33, no. 10 (October 2019): 794–99.

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Carlos, Evan C., Chloe E. Peters, Daniel A. Wollin, Brenton B. Winship, Leah G. Davis, Jingqiu Li, Charles D. Scales, Samuel H. Eaton, Glenn M. Preminger, and Michael E. Lipkin. “Psychiatric Diagnoses and Other Factors Associated with Emergency Department Return within 30 Days of Ureteroscopy.” J Urol 201, no. 3 (March 2019): 556–62.

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Winship, Brenton, Daniel Wollin, Evan Carlos, Jingqiu Li, Glenn M. Preminger, and Michael E. Lipkin. “Avoiding a Lemon: Performance Consistency of Single-Use Ureteroscopes.” J Endourol 33, no. 2 (February 2019): 127–31.

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Carlos, Evan C., Jingqiu Li, Brian J. Young, Daniela Radvak, Daniel A. Wollin, Brenton B. Winship, Walter Neal Simmons, Glenn M. Preminger, and Michael E. Lipkin. “Let's Get to the Point: Comparing Insertion Characteristics and Scope Damage of Flat-Tip and Ball-Tip Holmium Laser Fibers.” J Endourol 33, no. 1 (January 2019): 22–26.

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Winship, Brenton, Daniel Wollin, Evan Carlos, Jingqiu Li, Chloe Peters, W Neal Simmons, Glenn M. Preminger, and Michael Lipkin. “Dusting Efficiency of the Moses Holmium Laser: An Automated In Vitro Assessment.” J Endourol 32, no. 12 (December 2018): 1131–35.

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Peters, Chloe E., Evan C. Carlos, and Aaron C. Lentz. “Purulent Inflatable Penile Prostheses Can Be Safely Immediately Salvaged in Insulin-Dependent Diabetics.” J Sex Med 15, no. 12 (December 2018): 1673–77.

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Carlos, Evan C., Divya Ajay, Saisha Muniz-Alers, Daniel S. Wechsler, Deepak Vikraman Sushama, Henry E. Rice, John Madden, and Jonathan C. Routh. “Wilms Tumor After Orthotopic Liver Transplant in a Patient With Alagille Syndrome.” Urology 121 (November 2018): 171–74.

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