Colin Hawkes, MD

Colin Hawkes, MD, is an attending physician in the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Endocrine late effects of cancer and its treatment, Growth hormone deficiency, Disorders of growth and puberty, Type 1 Diabetes
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background

    Dr. Hawkes trained in pediatrics in Ireland prior to completing fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He was appointed as an attending in 2015.

    His primary clinical interests are disorders of growth and puberty, type 1 diabetes and the endocrine late effects of cancer treatment. His current primary research studies are related to the evaluation and management of children with short stature or growth hormone deficiency.

    Dr. Hawkes has published more than 40 manuscripts, chapters and reviews. He has also developed a number of educational smartphone applications for parents, children and healthcare providers.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MB BCh BAO, MD – University College Cork, Ireland

    Residency

    Pediatrics - Royal College of Physicians, Dublin, Ireland

    Fellowship

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

    Board Certification

    CCST Pediatrics (Ireland)
    MRCPCH Pediatrics (United Kingdom)
    MRCPI Pediatrics (Ireland)

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

  • Departments and Services
  • Research Interests

    Evaluation of children with short stature
    Type 1 diabetes

  • Publications

    Papers

    2014

    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.

    2013

    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

    2014

    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.

    2013

    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

    2015, Pediatric Endocrine Society: Fellows’ Ethics Award
    2014, Patient-Oriented Research Award, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Poster Day
    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
    2009, Irish Perinatal Society Annual Research Award

  • Leaderships

    Memberships in professional organizations

    International

    European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology

    National

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