Colin Hawkes, MD

Colin Hawkes, MD, is a pediatric endocrinology fellow in the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background

    Dr. Hawkes completed his undergraduate medical training and postgraduate pediatric training in Ireland prior to commencing fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2013. His primary clinical and research interest is childhood growth and growth hormone deficiency. He is currently completing a PhD in this field.

    Dr. Hawkes has also published widely on pediatric diabetes. He developed smartphone educational projects including Pumps4Kids. This is an educational smartphone application for children with Type 1 Diabetes. This has been downloaded in over 80 countries over 12,000 times.

    He is a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK) and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MB BCh BAO, MD – University College Cork, Ireland


    Pediatrics - Royal College of Physicians, Dublin, Ireland


    Pediatric Endocrinology - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Pediatric Endocrinology Fellow

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications



    Hawkes CP, McDarby V, Cody D. Fear of hypoglycaemia amongst parents of children with type 1 diabetes. J Paediatr Child Health. 2014 Aug;50(8):639-42.

    Hawkes CP, Murphy NP. Paediatric Type 1 Diabetes in Ireland. Results of the first national audit. Irish Medical Journal. 2014 Apr;107(4):102-104.

    Hawkes CP, Levine MA. Ketotic Hypercalcemia: A case series and description of a novel entity. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 May;99(5):1531-6.


    Hawkes CP, Grimberg A. Measuring Growth Hormone and Insulin-like Growth Factor-I in infants – What is normal? Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews Dec 2013;11(2):126-46.

    Posters and Presentations


    Hawkes CP, Hindmarsh PC, Murphy NP, McCarthy M, O’Riordan SMP. Parent and child feedback on the first educational smartphone application (Pumps4Kids) for pediatric insulin pump starts. American Pediatric Society / Society for Pediatric Research. Vancouver, May 2014

    Hawkes CP, Dzata VE, Grimberg A, DeLeon DD. Integrating growth hormone testing with hypoglycaemia investigation. American Pediatric Society / Society for Pediatric Research. Vancouver, May 2014

    McDarby V, O’Brien F, Hawkes CP, Cody D. The relationship between paediatric parenting stress and HbA1c, insulin regimen and recency of diagnosis in parents of children with T1DM. International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes, Toronto 2014.


    Hawkes CP, Hindmarsh PC, Murphy NP, McCarthy M, O’Riordan SM. The development of a smartphone application to supplement insulin pump education in children. European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Joint Meeting, Milan, Nov 2013

  • Awards and Honors

    2013, Patient-Oriented Research Award, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Poster Day
    2013, Biomnis Innovation in Healthcare Award, Ireland
    2011, Irish Paediatric Society Annual Research Award
    2011, Irish Perinatal Society Annual Research Award

  • Leaderships

    Memberships in professional organizations


    European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology


    Eastern Pediatric Endocrinology Society
    Endocrine Society
    Pediatric Academic Society
    Pediatric Endocrine Society