Stephen Hawkins, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine (2009)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Georgia Institute of Technology (2005)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2010)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2012)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Sleep Medicine (2013)
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Pulmonology (2017)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor - Pediatrics
  • Associate Program Director - Sleep Medicine Fellowship

Recognition & Awards

  • 5 Star Patient Satisfaction Award, Children's Hospital Colorado (2017)

Research Interests

I would like to help provide more comfortable and effective ways to treat children and teenagers with sleep apnea.

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2017)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics
    Pediatric Sleep and Pulmonary Medicine

Publications

  • Krivchenia K, Hawkins SM, Iyer NP, Hayes D Jr, Deterding RR, Ruminjo J, Thomson CC. 2019 Clinical Practice Guideline Summary for Clinicians: Home Oxygen Therapy for Children. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2019 Jul;16(7):781-785. PubMed PMID: 30990761
  • Hayes D Jr, Wilson KC, Krivchenia K, Hawkins SMM, Balfour-Lynn IM, Gozal D, Panitch HB, Splaingard ML, Rhein LM, Kurland G, Abman SH, Hoffman TM, Carroll CL, Cataletto ME, Tumin D, Oren E, Martin RJ, Baker J, Porta GR, Kaley D, Gettys A, Deterding RR. Home Oxygen Therapy for Children. An Official American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Feb 1;199(3):e5-e23. PubMed PMID: 30707039
  • Simon SL, Behn CD, Cree-Green M, Kaar JL, Pyle L, Hawkins SMM, Rahat H, Garcia-Reyes Y, Wright KP Jr, Nadeau KJ. Too Late and Not Enough: School Year Sleep Duration, Timing, and Circadian Misalignment Are Associated with Reduced Insulin Sensitivity in Adolescents with Overweight/Obesity. J Pediatr. 2019 Feb;205:257-264.e1. PubMed PMID: 30497764
  • Krivchenia K, Hawkins SM, Iyer NP, Hayes D Jr, Deterding RR, Ruminjo J, Thomson CC. 2019 Clinical Practice Guideline Summary for Clinicians: Home Oxygen Therapy for Children. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2019 Jul;16(7):781-785. PubMed PMID: 30990761
  • Hayes D Jr, Wilson KC, Krivchenia K, Hawkins SMM, Balfour-Lynn IM, Gozal D, Panitch HB, Splaingard ML, Rhein LM, Kurland G, Abman SH, Hoffman TM, Carroll CL, Cataletto ME, Tumin D, Oren E, Martin RJ, Baker J, Porta GR, Kaley D, Gettys A, Deterding RR. Home Oxygen Therapy for Children. An Official American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Feb 1;199(3):e5-e23. PubMed PMID: 30707039
  • Simon SL, Behn CD, Cree-Green M, Kaar JL, Pyle L, Hawkins SMM, Rahat H, Garcia-Reyes Y, Wright KP Jr, Nadeau KJ. Too Late and Not Enough: School Year Sleep Duration, Timing, and Circadian Misalignment Are Associated with Reduced Insulin Sensitivity in Adolescents with Overweight/Obesity. J Pediatr. 2019 Feb;205:257-264.e1. PubMed PMID: 30497764
  • Simon SL, Behn CD, Cree-Green M, Kaar JL, Pyle L, Hawkins SMM, Rahat H, Garcia-Reyes Y, Wright KP Jr, Nadeau KJ. Too Late and Not Enough: School Year Sleep Duration, Timing, and Circadian Misalignment Are Associated with Reduced Insulin Sensitivity in Adolescents with Overweight/Obesity. J Pediatr. 2018 Nov 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30497764
  • Liptzin DR, Hawkins SMM, Wagner BD, Deterding RR. Sleeping chILD: Neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia of infancy and polysomnography. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2018 Jul;53(7):917-920. PubMed PMID: 29766677
  • Liptzin DR, Hawkins SMM, Wagner BD, Deterding RR. Sleeping chILD: Neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia of infancy and polysomnography. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2018 Jul;53(7):917-920. PubMed PMID: 29766677
  • Hawkins S, Huston S, Campbell K, Halbower A. High-Flow, Heated, Humidified Air Via Nasal Cannula Treats CPAP-Intolerant Children With Obstructive Sleep Apnea. J Clin Sleep Med. 2017 Aug 15;13(8):981-989. PubMed PMID: 28728621
  • Hawkins SM, Jensen EL, Simon SL, Friedman NR. Correlates of Pediatric CPAP Adherence. J Clin Sleep Med. 2016 Jun 15;12(6):879-84. PubMed PMID: 27092702
  • Messacar K, Hawkins SM, Baker J, Pearce K, Tong S, Dominguez SR, Parker S. Resource Burden During the 2014 Enterovirus D68 Respiratory Disease Outbreak at Children's Hospital Colorado: An Unexpected Strain. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Mar;170(3):294-7. PubMed PMID: 26783716
  • Hawkins SM, Taylor AL, Sillau SH, Mitchell MB, Rausch CM. Restrictive lung function in pediatric patients with structural congenital heart disease. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Sep 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24060364
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Member
  • American Thoracic Society (ATS), Member
  • Pediatric Long Term Oxygen Therapy, Committee Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Children's Hospital Colorado South Campus
1811 Plaza Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-478-1234

Children's Hospital Colorado North Campus
469 State Highway 7
Broomfield, CO 80023
720-478-5000

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2012)
  • Sleep Medicine, Board Certification (2013)
  • Pediatric Pulmonology (2017)
  • Sleep Medicine - Pediatric, Board Certification (2013)
  • General Pediatrics, Board Certification (2012)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Lungs and Breathing - Chronic Mechanical Ventilation
  • Lungs and Breathing
  • Lungs and Breathing - Neonatal Lung Diseases
  • Lungs and Breathing - Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Lungs and Breathing - Pulmonary Disorders
  • Lungs and Breathing - Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Lungs and Breathing - Respiratory Disease
  • Altitude Medicine
  • Child and Teen Health - Pediatric Diseases and Conditions
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Brain and Nervous System - Sleep Apnea
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Brain and Nervous System - Sleep Disorders
Clinical Interests
I am particularly interested in children and teenagers who could benefit from getting better (or more) sleep.

Care Philosophy
I believe it is my role to help patients and families to get the best information, to develop a sound plan, and to work through that plan together.

Personal Interests
Getting outside and enjoying nature. Reading any book with a map.

Public Speaking
Yes
Helping kids get more and better sleep

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine (2009)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Georgia Institute of Technology (2005)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2010)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2012)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Sleep Medicine (2013)
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Pulmonology (2017)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine
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