Children's Hospital Colorado
Joy Hawkins, MD

Joy Hawkins, MD

Vice-chair of Education for Anesthesiology
Director of Obstetric Anesthesia



Meet Joy Hawkins, MD

I strive to provide the safest evidence-based care for patients requiring or requesting anesthesia.

Get to know her background

My clinical interests include anesthesia for the pregnant patient, and most of my clinical practice occurs in the labor & delivery suite. This includes medical evaluation during pregnancy, anesthetic care of the patient who needs surgery during her pregnancy, pain control during labor, anesthesia for cesarean delivery, and care of the medically complex pregnant woman around the time of her delivery. As an educator, I have focused my teaching career on the education of medical students and residents.

Undergraduate 1977

Texas A&M University (TX)

Medical School 1981

Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

Internship 1982

St Joseph Hospital Program

Residency 1984

University of Texas at Houston Program, Anesthesiology

Fellowship 1985

Baylor College of Medicine Program, Anesthesiology

Fellowship 1985

University of Texas at Houston Program, Critical Care Medicine

Distinguished Service Award 2016

The recipient has been a long-standing society member. The recipient made numerous contributions to the Society and has provided exceptional service to the specialty of obstetric anesthesia. In addition the SOAP Board of Directors recognizes the recipient as one who is viewed by the community at large as an exemplary ambassador of obstetric anesthesia.
Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology

Top Doctor in Denver 2017

Voted a 5280 best doctor by my peers in response to the question, "Which physician would you trust to treat you and your family?"
5280 Magazine

For Patients:
My research interests are focused on providing the safest and most efficient, evidence-based anesthesia care of the obstetric patient before, during and after delivery.
For Referring Providers:
My research interests are in epidemiology of anesthesia-related maternal mortality and practice styles of obstetric anesthesia. I have been involved in publishing workforce surveys and practice guidelines for obstetric anesthesia.

Vice-chair of Education for Anesthesiology

Director of Obstetric Anesthesia