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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
    60 Ratings
    About our process
    May 22, 2023
    I think Dr. Hawkins is one of the finest doctors I have ever worked with. She is smart extraordinarily kind caring and thoughtful. I felt as though I were in the best hands. I feel fortunate to be in her care.
    Apr 01, 2023
    Dr. Hawkins is very good listener with an exceptional surgical skills.
    Mar 03, 2023
    This provider was the best Ob/GynI have ever encountered. I felt that the discussion involved my wishes in decision-making and her visit notes truly captured the encounter.
    Mar 03, 2023
    Received excellent care!
    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.