A Note from Our Program Director

Kirsten Hawkins, MD, MPH, FAAP

Welcome to the pediatric residency program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Here you’ll find the academic rigor of one of the oldest universities in the country, the mentoring of a faculty with national and international reputation, the global flair of the nation’s capitol, and the camaraderie and atmosphere of a smaller program, where each individual resident matters. Our program prepares residents for careers across the spectrum of pediatric practice, from public health and community advocacy, to private practice, subspecialty fellowship, and international health ventures across the globe. We have selected training sites that provide residents with learning experiences ranging from academic tertiary care centers to community hospitals, from the National Institute of Health to our outreach programs in the underserved communities of Washington, D.C. Our patient population includes children from all walks of life, from the inner city to the leafy suburbs of the Metropolitan area, from immigrant populations to the families of international embassies and global organizations residing in the nation’s capital. At Georgetown each resident finds personal mentoring, friendship and support on the way to their future career. Thank you for your interest in our program and we look forward to meeting with you during the interview process.

Kirsten B. Hawkins, MD, MPH, FAAP, FSAHM
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Director, Residency Program

Dr. Hawkins’ background:

-Undergrad: Tulane University

-Medical school: University of Connecticut

-Residency: Mount Sinai, NY- Pediatrics

-Fellowship: Children’s National Medical Center  – Adolescent Medicine

-Fun Fact(s): I’m happiest when outdoors- whether it’s biking, skiing, hiking, gardening, or kayaking on the Potomac River.