As an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Dr. Hawkins has committed his professional career to providing an individualized care experience for his patients. This includes streamlining the office experience for young and old athletes alike, integrating specialized nonoperative treatments into his patients’ care, and adopting cutting edge, outcome driven surgical technologies in the operating room. He understands that these actions provide the foundation for patient CHOICE in selecting their BEST orthopaedic care.
A particular focus for Dr. Hawkins has been his commitment to giving back to the sports community, and he has constantly and consistently donated his time and expertise outside of the office for sideline coverage and training room management.
Over his 19 years in Pennsylvania, he volunteered as the team physician for DeSales University, Emmaus High School, Saucon Valley High School, Southern Lehigh High School, and Lehighton High School to name a few. Additionally he provided coverage for the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, the AAA team of the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the minor league team for the Philadelphia Flyers.
Dr. Hawkins was a four-year letter winner and a senior captain of the Georgetown University swim team and uses this experience as a Division I athlete to help his patients overcome their musculoskeletal problems. He understands that their recovery, like success in athletics, requires commitment and dedication both from the coach (surgeon) and the player (patient).
He also has a unique perspective on patients from a diverse background, having been raised as the son of a Naval officer with time spent living in Boston, Virginia Beach, southern California, and Washington DC. His interest in medicine brought him to Georgetown University where he obtained an undergraduate degree in biology and then was fulfilled after putting himself through medical school at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. His success as the salutatorian of his medical school class led to an acceptance into one of the largest and most prestigious orthopaedic residency programs at the Hospital for Joint Diseases and Orthopaedic Institute in New York City. Dr. Hawkins was named as one of the two Chief residents during his final year, and was in charge of scheduling and organizing the educational activities for the 48 physicians in the residency program.