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To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hawks, please call 844-407-4070. 

Dr. Michael Hawks is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Orthopaedic Trauma and Fracture Care and currently serves as the Orthopaedic Trauma Medical Director of the AdventHealth Central Florida Division and Rothman Orthopaedics multi-specialty team.  Raised in Tampa, Florida, Dr. Hawks attended Kennesaw State University before returning to his hometown to obtain his medical degree from the University of South Florida. He then completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Creighton University/University of Nebraska Medical Center, and followed with a fellowship in Orthopedic Traumatology at the world-renowned Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Hawks began his career at AdventHealth in 2009, caring for the orthopaedic injured patients of the Central Florida region, specializing in complex periarticular fractures of the upper and lower extremity, nonunions, malunions, and acute pediatric trauma. He has particular interest in research involving surgical innovation and efficiencies. During the last twelve years, he has had the opportunity to train and mentor medical residents and physician assistants, to work closely with hospital administration on improving care delivery, and to deliver presentations to academic audiences across the country. He is an active member of several national and international medical organizations.

In his free time, Dr. Hawks enjoys fishing, watersports, and spending time with his wife and three young children.

El Dr. Michael Hawks, certificado por el Consejo de la Especialidad (Board Certified), con postgrado (fellowship) en la especialidad de Traumatología y Tratamiento de Fracturas, es actualmente el Director Médico de Traumatología y Ortopedia de la División AdventHealth del Centro de Florida y del equipo multidisciplinario de Rothman Orthopaedics.

Paso sus primero años de infancia en Tampa, Florida, para posteriormente graduarse de la Universidad Estatal de Kennesaw y regresar a su Ciudad Natal para obtener su Doctorado en Medicina de la Universidad de South Florida y posteriormente realizar su residencia en Cirugía Ortopédica en el Centro Médico  de la Universidad de Nebraska/Universidad Creighton, continuando con su postgrado (fellowship) en Traumatología en el mundialmente conocido Centro de Traumatología Shock Trauma en Baltimore, Maryland

Inició su carrera en AdventHealth en 2009, teniendo a su cuidado los pacientes con Traumatismos de la región Central de Florida, especializándose en el manejo de fracturas complejas periarticulares de brazos y piernas, fracturas mal consolidadas y no consolidadas y de traumatismos en la población pediátrica.

Tiene especial interés en la investigación de terapias innovadoras.

Durante los últimos doce años ha sido mentor de numerosos médicos en formación y residentes de la Especialidad de Ortopedia así como de Asistentes médicos (Physician Assistants), trabajando en estrecha colaboración con la Administración de los hospitales para mejorar la atención de los pacientes.

Ha presentado múltiples trabajos ante la comunidad académica a lo largo y ancho de todo el país y es miembro de múltiples organizaciones médicas a nivel Nacional e Internacional.

Su tiempo libre lo dedica a la pesca y deportes acuáticos en compañía de su esposa y sus tres hijos.

Professional Profile

Education
Titles & Certifications
Professional Associations

Education

  • MD, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center/Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • Fellowship, Orthopaedic Traumatology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Titles & Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

  • Florida Orthopaedic Society
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Education

  • MD, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center/Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • Fellowship, Orthopaedic Traumatology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Titles & Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

  • Florida Orthopaedic Society
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Publications

PUBLICATIONS

2013 Hawks MA, Kim H, Strauss JE, Oliphant BW, Golden RD, Hsieh AH, Nascone JW, O’Toole RV: Does a trochanteric lag screw improve fixation of vertically oriented femoral neck fractures? A biomechanical analysis in cadaveric bone. Clin Biomech 2013;28:886-891.

2013 Oliphant BW, Kim H, Osgood GM, Golden RD, Hawks MA, Hsieh AH, O’Toole RV: Predrilling does not improve pullout strength of external fixator pins: a biomechanical study. J Ortho Trauma 2013;27(2):e25-30.

2011 Fitzgibbons TC, Hawks MA, McMullen ST, Inda DJ:Bone grafting in surgery about the foot and ankle: indications and techniques. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2011:19(2):112-120.

Publications

PUBLICATIONS

2013 Hawks MA, Kim H, Strauss JE, Oliphant BW, Golden RD, Hsieh AH, Nascone JW, O’Toole RV: Does a trochanteric lag screw improve fixation of vertically oriented femoral neck fractures? A biomechanical analysis in cadaveric bone. Clin Biomech 2013;28:886-891.

2013 Oliphant BW, Kim H, Osgood GM, Golden RD, Hawks MA, Hsieh AH, O’Toole RV: Predrilling does not improve pullout strength of external fixator pins: a biomechanical study. J Ortho Trauma 2013;27(2):e25-30.

2011 Fitzgibbons TC, Hawks MA, McMullen ST, Inda DJ:Bone grafting in surgery about the foot and ankle: indications and techniques. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2011:19(2):112-120.

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