M. Blake Evans, DO

 M. Blake Evans, DO

 Alexander Quaas - OU Reproductive Medicine

Specialties-Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility:

  • Assisted Reproductive Technologies, including IVF
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss
  • Reproductive surgery
  • Premature Ovarian Failure
  • Uterine Anomalies
  • Donor egg and donor sperm
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Endometriosis
  • Fertility preservation

Licensure:

  • State of Oklahoma, 2013-present
  • State of Maryland, 2017-present

Board Certification -- American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2020
  • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Board Eligible 2020

Education:

  • B.S. in Physiology at Oklahoma State University. Stillwater, OK, 2009.
  • D.O. degree at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. Tulsa, OK, 2013.
  • Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oklahoma State University Medical Center; 2013-2017.
  • Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at National Institutes of Health; 2017-2020.

Research Interests:

  • Multiple gestation risk reduction with ovarian stimulation
  • Male infertility
  • IVF

Current Research:

Affiliations:

Awards:

  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology-Donald F. Richardson Memorial Prize Paper Award. “Does use of testicular sperm improve outcomes in nonazoospermic couples with previous IVF failure using ejaculated sperm?” Seattle, WA. April 2020.
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology-Armed Forces District Founder’s Award: Best scientific paper on a basic science subject. “Does use of testicular sperm improve outcomes in nonazoospermic couples with previous IVF failure using ejaculated sperm?” San Diego, CA. September 2019.
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine Corporate Member Council In-Training Travel Award. 74th ASRM Scientific Congress. “Low Dose Aspirin and Menstrual Cycle Characteristics.” Denver, CO. October 2018
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology-Armed Forces District Host Award: Best scientific paper on a clinical subject. “Mature follicle count and multiple gestation risk based on patient age in ovulation induction-intrauterine insemination (OI-IUI) cycles.” Honolulu, HI. September 2018
  • Departmental research award: Oklahoma State University Obstetrics & Gynecology (2015, 2016, 2017)

Publications:

  • Evans MB, Nobles CJ, Kim K, Hill MJ, DeCherney AH, Silver B, et al. “Low Dose Aspirin in Reproductive Health: Effects on Menstrual Cycle Characteristics.” Fertility and Sterility. 2020. In press. 
  • Evans MB, Stentz NC, Richter K, Connell M, Devine K, Widra E, et al. “Mature Follicle Count and Multiple Gestation Risk Based on Patient Age in Intrauterine Insemination Cycles With Ovarian Stimulation.” Obstetrics and Gynecology, May 2020 - Volume 135 - Issue 5 - p 1005-1014 doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003795.
  • Tam LM, Trung NV, Tung NT, Evans MB, Thanh NT, Tam An NT, Duong L, Huy NV, Thanh CN, Hill MJ. Prolonged post-thaw culture of embryos does not improve outcomes of frozen human embryo transfer cycles: A prospective randomized study. Asian Pacific Journal of Reproduction. 2019; 8(6): 290-296. 
  • Evans MB, Hill MJ, Levens E. Should we transfer monopronuclear embryos? More data and even more questions. Fertil Steril. 2019. PMID:
  • Evans MB, Parikh T, DeCherney AH, Csokmay JM, Healy MW, Hill MJ. Evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of ovulation suppression with progestins compared with GnRH analogs in assisted reproduction cycles. Reprod Biomed Online. 2019;38(5):691-8. PMID: 30926176.
  • Evans MB, Levens ED, DeCherney, AH. “Female Reproductive Endocrinology in Adults.” Manual of Endocrinology and Metabolism, 5th ed., Wolters Kluwer, 2018, pp. 287–300.
  • Evans MB, Healy MW, DeCherney AH, Hill MJ. Adverse effect of prematurely elevated progesterone in in vitro fertilization cycles: a literature review. Biol Reprod. 2018;99(1):45-51. PMID: 29741591.
  • Evans MB, Decherney AH. Fertility and Endometriosis. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Sep;60(3):497-502. doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000295. PubMed PMID: 28742581.
  • Evans MB, Hill M. "Hyperandrogenism: Hirsutism and Acne." Chapter 38. Handbook of Gynecology. S.l.: Springer, 2016. DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-17002-2_40-1. 
  • Evans MB, Tsai-Morris CH. "Current Women's Health Reviews." New Technologies: Non-Hormonal Female Contraception. Bentham Medical Sciences, 27 Jan. 2015. Web. 24 June 2015. DOI #: 10.2174/1573404811666150214004553.
  • McCluskey T, Evans MB. "Current Women's Health Reviews." Multipurpose Technology (MPT): Targeting Contraception and HIV Transmission Concurrently. Bentham Medical Sciences, 18 Feb. 2015. Web. 24 June 2015. DOI #: 10.2174/157340481002150303152931.

Oral Presentations:

  • Evans MB, Ralls S, Mohamed M, Hill MJ, DeCherney AH, Macfarlan T. “Identification of novel PRDM9 DNA binding alleles in an azoospermia cohort. Society for Reproductive Investigators. March 13th, 2020. Vancouver, Canada.
  • Evans MB, Ralls S, Mohamed M, Hill MJ, DeCherney AH, Macfarlan T. “Identification of novel PRDM9 DNA binding alleles in an azoospermia cohort. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Long Read Symposium. November 5, 2019.
  • Evans MB, Ralls S, Mohamed M, Hill MJ, DeCherney AH, Macfarlan T. Polymorphisms in the human PRDM9 gene may lead to meiotic arrest and azoospermia. American Society of Reproductive Medicine. Philadelphia, PA. Oral presentation, 2019.
  • Evans MB, Richter K, Connell M, Devine K, Widra E, Brian Schexnayder, et al. “Mature follicle count and multiple gestation risk based on patient age in ovulation induction-intrauterine insemination (OI-IUI) cycles.” American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Oral Presentation. Denver, CO. 2018. 
  • Evans MB, Nobles CJ, Kim K, Hill MJ, DeCherney AH, Silver B, et al. “Low Dose Aspirin and Menstrual Cycle Characteristics.” American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Oral Presentation. Denver, CO. 2018. 

Abstracts:

  • Evans MB, Hill MJ, Devine K, DeCherney AH, Stentz NC. “Choosing the optimum medication and dose in ovulation induction-intrauterine insemination cycles (OI-IUI) to avoid multiple gestation pregnancies.” American Society of Reproductive Medicine. Philadelphia, PA. Poster presentation. 2019. 
  • Evans MB, Marinaro JA, Eubanks A, MD, Devine K, Hill MJ, DeCherney AH , Hayden RP, Shin P, Tanrikut C. “Does use of testicular sperm improve outcomes in nonazoospermic couples with previous IVF failure using ejaculated sperm?” American Society of Reproductive Medicine. Philadelphia, PA. Poster presentation. 2019. Fertility and Sterility, Volume 112, Issue 3, e204 - e205.
  • Evans MB, Richter K, Rallya W, Hill MJ, DeCherney AH, Tucker M. “Live birth weight and gestational age in fresh vs. frozen embryo transfers.” Society for Reproductive Investigation. Paris, France. Poster Presentation, 2019.
  • Evans MB, Parikh TP, Perlman B, DeCherney AH, Hill MJ. “Are Progesterone Downregulated IVF Cycles Cost Effective?” Society for Reproductive Investigation. San Diego, CA. Poster Presentation, 2018.
  • Evans MB, Le Minh Tam, Nguyen Thi Tam  An,  Nguyen Thi Thai Thanh, Nguyen Van Trung, Cao  Ngoc  Thanh, DeCherney AH, Hill MJ. "Thawed Embryo Transfer after Overnight Culture versus 2 Hour Culture-A Prospective Trial." Society for Reproductive Investigation. San Diego, CA. Poster Presentation, 2018.
  • Green KA, Evans MB, Sasson IE, Vale, A, DeCherney AH, Devine K, Hill MJ. “Factors Impacting Endometrial Thickness (EMT) and Outcomes In Letrozole Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) Cycles.” American Society of Reproductive Medicine. Salt Lake City, Utah. Poster presentation, 2016.