Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado - Colorado Fetal Care Center
13123 E 16th Ave, B735 Aurora, CO 80045


Joy Hawkins, MD


Board Certified


Practice Locations

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045


Children's Hospital Colorado - Colorado Fetal Care Center
13123 E 16th Ave, B735 Aurora, CO 80045


UCHealth Ambulatory Surgery Center - Cherry Creek Medical Center
100 Cook Street Suite 500, Denver, CO 80206


Provider Expertise

Clinical Interest for Patients

My clinical interests include anesthesia for the pregnant patient, and most of my clinical practice occurs in the labor & delivery suite. This includes medical evaluation during pregnancy, anesthetic care of the patient who needs surgery during her pregnancy, pain control during labor, anesthesia for cesarean delivery, and care of the medically complex pregnant woman around the time of her delivery. As an educator, I have focused my teaching career on the education of medical students and residents.

Care Philosophy

I strive to provide the safest evidence-based care for patients requiring or requesting anesthesia.


  • Anesthesiology ( 1985 )

Interests & Activities

Personal Interests

In my spare time I enjoy reading fiction and spending time with my husband and daughters.

Volunteer Activities

I am a volunteer with the 9 Health Fair. I am involved in activities at Augustana Lutheran Church.

Education & Training

Medical Schools

MD, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine (1981)

Undergraduate Schools

BS, Texas A&M University (TX) (1977)


St Joseph Hospital Program (1982)

Residency Program

University of Texas at Houston Program (1984)


Baylor College of Medicine Program (1985)

University of Texas at Houston Program (1985)

Professional Memberships

American Board of Anesthesiology, Senior Examiner

American Society of Anesthesiologists, Delegate from Colorado, member of several committees, and Section Chair for Clinical Care

Association of University Anesthetists, Member

Colorado Society of Anesthesiologists, Delegate and Past President

Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, Past-Chairman, Board of Directors

International Anesthesia Research Society, Emeritus member of the Board of Trustees

Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology, Past President and former member of the Board of Directors

Research & Grants

Research Interests for Patients

My research interests are focused on providing the safest and most efficient, evidence-based anesthesia care of the obstetric patient before, during and after delivery.

information for referring providers

Referral Contact Phone


Clinical Interests for Referring Providers

My clinical interests include Obstetrical Anesthesia, General Anesthesia Care, and Graduate Medical Education.

Research Interest for Referring Providers

My research interests are in epidemiology of anesthesia-related maternal mortality and practice styles of obstetric anesthesia. I have been involved in publishing workforce surveys and practice guidelines for obstetric anesthesia.