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Mitzi Hawkins


Obstetrician and gynecologist

Dr. Mitzi Hawkins is an obstetrician and gynecologist who specializes in caring for transgender and gender-nonbinary people. She offers the full spectrum of obstetric and gynecologic care, including pelvic and genital disease therapies, hormone management, family planning, prenatal and birth care, and gynecologic surgery. Hawkins is herself transgender and pleased to care for and work with her own community.

Hawkins' research explores decision making by patients and health care providers with regard to gender-affirming medical and surgical treatments. She also studies the effects of gender-affirming hormone therapy on sexual and reproductive health. She is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health and an editorial reviewer for the International Journal of Transgender Health.

Hawkins earned her medical degree at UCSF and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Oregon Health and Science University. She completed a fellowship in clinical research at the San Francisco Veteran Affairs Medical Center. She serves as chief of gynecology at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

  • Education

    UCSF, MD, 2014

  • Residencies

    Oregon Health & Science University, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2018

  • Fellowships

    San Francisco Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Clinical Research, 2020

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    81 Ratings
    About our process
    Jan 29, 2023
    Excellent! I felt listened to and understood. Options were explained to me and my input was sought. I was given the chance (repeatedly) to ask questions. The plan developed for next steps took my situation into account. I felt comfortable and would recommend Mitzi to others!
    Dec 04, 2022
    The information on follow up care was given via MyChart.
    Jul 22, 2022
    The doctor spent all the time necessary to listen to my concerns & questions provide thoughtful & knowledgeable responses and conduct my examination.
    May 06, 2022
    Dr. Hawkins is the best. She was caring listened and made sure I understood what she was doing at each step of the way. The mirena placement was painful but Dr. Hawkins was thorough and worked to keep me comfortable with little pain as possible. I love her professional and calm demeanor.
    May 06, 2022
    Apr 12, 2022
    I'm quite please with Dr Mitzi gynecologist... And her courtesy and kindness with my concerns as well as feeling quite comfortable expressing to her openly as a transgender female my gender dysphoria intensity etc... And I felt heard and validated. Will definitely have Dr Mitzi as my gynocologist... For future sessions etc. Thank you!
    Mar 26, 2022
    This was a new patient appointment but doctor was unwilling and said was out of time to discuss some of the health concerns I had. She brushed those aside and I walked out of the clinic very agitated.
    Mar 06, 2022
    Dr. Hawkins made me feel safe and comfortable to discuss my care.
    Feb 14, 2022
    Dr. Hawkins was very thorough and spent the time to explain what she was seeing and doing and sometimes would repeat them for my benefit if it appeared that I didn't quite comprehend the issue at first.
    Jan 07, 2022
    Dr. Hawkins explains things well shows genuine caring seamlessly fusing clinical excellence with compassion.
    Sep 17, 2021
    Dr. Hawkins was one of the best doctors I have had superb experience.
    Aug 25, 2021
    Showed nothing as she didn't even saw and talked to me
    Aug 20, 2021
    One of the best providers I have ever seen. Thoughtful kind empathetic and thorough.
    Jul 22, 2021
    When I came into the office my blood pressure was high but I was not offered a retestI was surprised that breast exams are not a part of annual appointments now. I was concerned about the insomnia I have the doctor mentioned that she doesn't like to schedule labs unless she absolutely has to.I am not the type to have to advocate for my health as in the past doctors always have. Now I feel like I need to get the strength to advocate for myself. Makes me wonder what I am paying.
    May 18, 2021
    Apr 16, 2021
    Dr. Hawkins explained everything to where I understood and listened to what I had to say about what I wanted for the upcoming surgery. She is an awesome doc!
    Apr 10, 2021
    I felt very comfortable with Dr. Hawkins and she seemed very competent and sensitive to my concerns.