Jason Hawksworth, MD

Liver & Abdominal Transplant Surgery
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Liver & Abdominal Transplant Surgery, more

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CUIMC/NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

3959 Broadway
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New York, NY 10032
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CUIMC/Herbert Irving Pavilion

161 Fort Washington Avenue
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New York, NY 10032
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622 West 168th Street
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55 Palmer Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708
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300 Frank W Burr Blvd
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Teaneck, NJ 07666
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51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
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About Jason Hawksworth, MD


Jason Hawksworth, MD is a noted pioneer in minimally invasive robotic hepatobiliary and transplant surgery. Dr. Hawksworth is the Surgical Director of Adult Liver Transplantation, Chief of Hepatobiliary Surgery, and the Director of Robotic Liver Surgery Program in the Division of Abdominal Organ Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and is an Associate Professor at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.


Dr. Hawksworth is known for unique and innovative minimally invasive robotic surgeries to remove tumors of the liver, bile duct and pancreas, including robotic major hepatectomy, robotic pancreatectomy, and robotic Whipple. He also specializes in robotic transplantation including robotic kidney transplantation, robotic living donor nephrectomy and robotic living donor hepatectomy.


Dr. Hawksworth received his undergraduate degree from The United States Military Academy at West point and his medical degree from Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School of Medicine. Dr. Hawksworth completed general surgery residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center followed by an abdominal transplant and hepatobiliary surgery fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital.


Previously the Chief of Robotic Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Hawksworth established one of the nation's premier robotic hepatobiliary and transplant programs in 2018 at Georgetown. He was recruited to Columbia University Irving Medical Center in 2023 to lead the liver transplant and hepatobiliary programs and continue to develop innovative techniques in robotic surgery.


Dr. Hawksworth is a member of several key organizations including a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Transplant Surgeons, International Laparoscopic Liver Society, and Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association. His research interests include clinical transplant and hepatobiliary trials, and he has published over 60 scientific manuscripts and book chapters in leading journals such as Annals of Surgery, Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, American Journal of Transplantation and Transplantation.


Dr. Hawksworth is a Colonel in the Army reserves and has deployed four times to support combat operations in Afghanistan and the Middle East.


Visit The Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation at columbiasurgery.org/liver.


Specialties & Expertise

  • Abdominal Organ Transplantation
  • Da Vinci Robotic Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Intestinal Transplant
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Liver Transplant
  • Liver Transplant, Pediatric
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Living Donor Transplantation
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Multivisceral Transplantation
  • Organ Transplant, Pediatric
  • Sarcoma
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Small Bowel Transplant, Pediatric
  • Surgical Oncology

Education

  • Medical School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Georgetown University Hospital
  • Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • Internship: Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester

Awards & Honors

  • 2008 Diane S. Malcolm Research Award, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • 2008 Young Investigator's Award, American Transplant Congress
  • 2010 Bailey K. Ashford Basic Science and Clinical Research Awards, finalist
  • 2010 General Lewis A. Mologne Award, for graduating National Consortium Region military resident with "highest overall excellence and professional medical expertise"
  • 2011 Fellow of the Year, Georgetown University Hospital
  • 2011 Young Investigator's Award, American Transplant Congress
  • 2013 Young Investigator Travel Grant, International Society of Bowel Transplant, Oxford UK
  • 2015 Combat Medical Badge, for providing surgical care in combat, Afghanistan
  • 2017 Dean's Impact Award, Uniformed Services University of the Health Services, for academic and clinical excellence
  • 2018 Affiliate Faculty Teaching Award, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, General Surgery Residency Training Program

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