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William B. Evans, MD - 70

11/3/1949 - 4/29/2020

Chicago, Illinois

William B. Evans MD, age 70, passed away Wednesday April 29th.   Chicago’s Lakeview area resident, he received his bachelor’s degree from Swathmore College and his doctorate degree from University of Iowa College of Medicine.  Completed his residency at Northwestern Hospital and was a nephrology fellow at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology and licensed to practice in Illinois and Indiana. William had been in private practice since 1998 in Matteson, Blue Island, Hazel Crest and Tinley Park, and held the positions of CEO, Medical Director and Partner, DaVita Chicago Heights Dialysis Center (formerly Chicago Heights Dialysis Center) and CEO, Medical Director and Partner, Community Dialysis of Harvey.  In the past he was Medical Director-Midwest Renal Care, Burnham Terrace, St. Margaret Hospital Dialysis Unit, Orland Dialysis, Edgewater Hospital Dialysis; Partner-Olympia Fields Internal Medicine (Horizon Health Care), Hospitalist-Ingalls Hospital, PODS leader responsible for quality assurance, utilization review and precertification of inpatient and outpatient care for 6000 commercial, Medicare and Medicaid recipients; Member of Medical Management & Finance Committee Ingalls Provider Group and Quality Assurance-Accord/Catholic Hospital Association, Board of Directors-St. James PHO, Utilization review physician-St. James Hospital, Lecturer-Chicago Medical School, Medical Director-Imperial Nursing Home and Mercy Healthcare.  During his career, he helped patients at Ingalls Hospital, Harvey, MetroSouth Hospital, Blue Island, South Suburban Hospital, Hazel Crest, St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights and Olympia Fields, St. Margaret Hospital, Hammond and Dyer, IN, Trinity Hospital, Chicago and St. Bernard Hospital, Chicago.  Member in good standing of the American Medical Association, American Society of Nephrology, Chicago Medical Society, Diplomate American College of Physicians and American Society of Internal Medicine.   Son of the late Kathryne nee Beatty and William T. Evans.  Brother of Martha (Richard) Keifer.  Colleague and friend of many.  Due to current health circumstances, services and burial at Fairmont Cemetery, Willow Springs, were private.  For further information contact Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Chicago Heights at 708-481-9230 or


  • Charisma S. Pryor, LSW

    on 05/17/20

    Dr. Evans was an amazing highly qualified Nephrologist who provided exceptional care.  Thankful for the opportunity to be part of his team.

  • Maria Aguilar-Tobin

    on 05/18/20

    Dr. Evans was a very nice person, always warm and compassionate to everyone at his clinic when I worked there.

  • Robena Morgan

    on 05/26/20

    Dr. Evans has been my doctor since 1994.  He was very sensitive and compassionate.  Dr. Evans saved my life by using extraordinary skills to make an early diagnosis and support me throughout treatment.  He was always there to serve my needs.  I will be forever grateful.  I am so sorry to see him go.


    on 05/27/20

    I just learned of the good Doctor's passing. So shocked and saddened. I've been a patient for many years and never thought he'd be gone just like that. He was a wonderful doctor and person and I'm sure he'll be missed by all who knew him.
  • Richard Kort

    on 08/08/20

    Bill and I were close friends during the middle '70s. I met Bill in 1977 and developed a close relationship with him. He was a truly wonderful person to know as a close friend. His death comes as a complete shock to me.  I enjoyed his company and spent  a lot of time with Bill. So sad to read that he is gone. I will remember him  for all of the wonderful times that we spent together.  Richard 

  • Jeffrey A. Morden

    on 10/05/20

    Dr. William Evans was one of the last great physicians of our time he would listen to his patients & prescribe the very best healthcare that was available. He also had a a great sense of humor I would always come in and crack a joke or two and make him smile. During the years I noticed that he started hunching over but I always still crack jokes with him matter of fact last time I seen him, "Dr Evans you have to lead by example straighten up you look like an old man" he smiled at me and said you're right and he's straightened up as much as he could and I told him see you look like a new man he smiled and laughed. I was a patient of his for over 22 years of my life and I'm right now 47 years old so a little less than half of my life he was my physician and not just that he was my friend. What doctor would even give you his personal cell phone number if there was ever a problem he told me to call him direct. There was a handful of times that I had to call him because of myself for my wife he always took my call and took care of us as a family. You would not think you would be this upset having your doctor pass away but it feels that a part of me a close member of my family has passed away. I will never forget him my friend my doctor, Doctor William B.Evans.... RIP my friend Sincerely, Jeffrey A. Morden

    on 11/18/20

     I'm so sorry to hear about his passing. I knew him from my  practice at Ingalls  Hospital and found him to be a wonderful person and medical consultant. He will be missed.


     Mary Vanko MD

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  • Henry Andoh,MD

    on 12/24/20

    Bill ( Dr. Evans as he was affectionately called) was a friend, a colleague and true gentleman. We had been on staff together at one time in St James( Chicago Hgts & Olympia Fields) St. Margaret Mercy( Dyer & Hammond) , Trinity Hospital & MetroSouth Hospitals. There was so much to learn from him, as a person.  We will miss you, Bill. May you RIP! 

  • Jeappek

    on 05/10/21

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