Dr. Hawksworth, Chief of Robotic Surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, is an experienced, board-certified transplant and minimally invasive hepatobiliary (liver, gallbladder, bile duct, and pancreas) surgeon with additional expertise in liver, kidney, and intestinal transplant surgery. He ensures each patient receives high-quality, individualized care delivered by a dedicated, compassionate multidisciplinary team of experts. Dr. Hawksworth treats both adult and pediatric patients and sees patients at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
He is the only surgeon in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and one of the few in the country who performs robotic surgery to treat benign and malignant liver, pancreas, and bile duct tumors. The benefits of this approach to surgery include a smaller incision, less pain after surgery, shorter hospital stay, and faster recovery and return to work.
A graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, Dr. Hawksworth has served in three combat tours in Afghanistan on a Forward Surgical Team. He earned his medical degree from Wake Forest Bowman Gray School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in hepatobiliary and multi-organ transplant surgery at MedStar Georgetown Hospital.
Dr. Hawksworth is an active researcher focused on hepatobiliary surgery outcomes and intestinal transplantation. He has published more than 40 scientific papers in journals including Annals of Surgery, American Journal of Transplantation, and Transplantation, as well as numerous book chapters.
When he’s not working, Dr. Hawksworth enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, running, and photography.
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