William Hawkins, MD

William Hawkins, MD


Primary Academic Title

Neidorff Family and Robert C. Packman Professor of Surgery and Chief, Section of Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

As a member of our sarcoma, liver and pancreatic cancer specialist teams, Dr. Hawkins cares for patients diagnosed with these cancers through treatment and recovery.

Research Interest

Exploring antigen presentation within the liver with an emphasis on generating cell-mediated anti-tumor immune responses to metastatic colon and rectal cancer.


  • 1995: MD, State University of New York at Stony Brook


  • 1995 - 1996: Intern, New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston
  • 1996 - 1998: Resident, Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center, Boston
  • 1998 - 2000: Research fellow, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York
  • 2000 - 2002: Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  • 2002 - 2004: Fellow, surgical oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certification

  • 2003: American Board of Surgery, General Surgery

Selected Research Publications

Systemic Alterations in Type-2 Conventional Dendritic Cells Lead to Impaired Tumor Immunity in Pancreatic Cancer.
  • James CA, Baer JM, Zou C, [...] Hawkins WG, DeNardo DG
  • Cancer Immunol Res 2023
Hepatobiliary Cancers, Version 2.2021, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology.
  • Benson AB, D'Angelica MI, Abbott DE, [...] Hawkins WG, [...] Darlow SD
  • J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2021
Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma, Version 2.2021, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology.
  • Tempero MA, Malafa MP, Al-Hawary M, [...] Hawkins WG, [...] George GV
  • J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2021

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Contact Information

  • Washington University Medical Campus

    4921 Parkview Place
    Saint Louis, MO 63110

  • West St. Louis County

    Medical Office Building 2, 10 Barnes West Drive
    Creve Coeur, MO 63141

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