Dr. Jason Solomon Hawksworth, MD

Dr. Jason Solomon Hawksworth, MD

Dr. Jason Solomon Hawksworth, MD

Languages: English
Phone: 202-444-7287

Contact this Provider:

  • Gastrointestinal Transplant Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
  • Liver Transplant Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive General Surgery
  • Pediatric Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
  • Pediatric Liver Transplant Surgery
  • Small Bowel Transplant Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery
Conditions I Treat
  • abdominal abscess
  • abdominal wall defect
  • arteriovenous fistula
  • bile duct occlusion
  • biliary colic
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Procedures I Perform
  • abdominal surgery
  • anastomosis of bile duct
  • anastomosis of pancreatic duct
  • bile duct biopsy
  • bile duct repair
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About the Provider

Dr. Hawksworth, Chief of Robotic Surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, is an experienced, board-certified transplant and minimally invasive hepatobiliary (liver, gallbladder, bile duct, and pancreas) surgeon with additional expertise in liver, kidney, and intestinal transplant surgery. He ensures each patient receives high-quality, individualized care delivered by a dedicated, compassionate multidisciplinary team of experts. Dr. Hawksworth treats both adult and pediatric patients and sees patients at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

He is the only surgeon in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and one of the few in the country who performs robotic surgery to treat benign and malignant liver, pancreas, and bile duct tumors. The benefits of this approach to surgery include a smaller incision, less pain after surgery, shorter hospital stay, and faster recovery and return to work.

A graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, Dr. Hawksworth has served in three combat tours in Afghanistan on a Forward Surgical Team. He earned his medical degree from Wake Forest Bowman Gray School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in hepatobiliary and multi-organ transplant surgery at MedStar Georgetown Hospital.

Dr. Hawksworth is an active researcher focused on hepatobiliary surgery outcomes and intestinal transplantation. He has published more than 40 scientific papers in journals including Annals of Surgery, American Journal of Transplantation, and Transplantation, as well as numerous book chapters.

When he’s not working, Dr. Hawksworth enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, running, and photography.

Patients and practitioners can connect with Dr. Hawksworth on Twitter (@JHawksworthMD), Facebook (facebook.com/JHawksworthMD/), LinkedIn (linkedin.com/in/jason-hawksworth-a0b234ba), and YouTube (youtube.com/channel/UCnfPCsrChZ_Buk9Xd87EAUA).

  • Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2012)
  • Residency Program: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (2010)
  • Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2010)
  • Medical School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine (2004)
  • Medical School: Bowman Gray School of Medicine (2004)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery
  1. Elsabbagh AM, Hawksworth J, Khan KM, Kaufman SS, Yazigi NA, Kroemer A, Smith C, Fishbein TM, Matsumoto CS.Long-term survival in visceral transplant recipients in the new era: A single-center experience. Am J Transplant. 2019 Jul;19(7):2077-2091.
  2. Hawksworth JS, Matsumoto CS. Donor-specific antibody management in intestine transplantation: hope for improving the long-term durability of the intestine allograft? Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2019 Apr;24(2):212-218.
  3. Hawksworth JS, Desai CS, Khan KM, Kaufman SS, Yazigi N, Girlanda R, Kroemer A, Fishbein TM, Matsumoto CS. Visceral transplantation in patients with intestinal-failure associated liver disease: Evolving indications, graft selection, and outcomes. Am J Transplant. 2018 Jun;18(6):1312-1320.
  4. Black CK, Termanini KM, Aguirre O, Hawksworth JS, Sosin M. Solid organ transplantation in the 21st century.Ann Transl Med. 2018 Oct;6(20):409.
  5. Elsabbagh AM, Girlanda R, Hawksworth J, Pichert MD, Williams C, Pozzi A, Kroemer A, Nookala A, Smith C, Matsumoto CS, Fishbein TM. Impact of early reoperation on graft survival after liver transplantation: Univariate and multivariate analysis. Clin Transplant. 2018 Jun;32(6):e13228.
  6. McFadden JD, Hawksworth JS. Page Kidney: An Unusual Complication of a Renal Transplant Biopsy. Case Rep Urol. 2018 Apr 24;2018:8768549.
  7. Elsabbagh AM, Hawksworth J, Khan KM, Yazigi N, Matsumoto CS, Fishbein TM. World’s smallest combined en bloc liver-pancreas transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2018 Feb;22(1)
  8. Elsabbagh AM, Williams C, Girlanda R, Hawksworth J, Kroemer A, Mastumoto CS, Fishbein TM. The impact of intercenter sharing on the outcomes of pediatric split liver transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2017. Dec;31(12).
  9. Khan KM, Desai CS, Mete M, Desale S, Girlanda R, Hawksworth J, Matsumoto C, Kaufman S, Fishbein T. Developing trends in the intestinal transplant waitlist. Am J Transplant. 2014 Dec;14(12):2830-7
  10. Desai CS, Girlanda R, Hawksworth J, Fishbein TM. Modified technique for aortic cross-clamping during liver donor procurement. Clin Transplant. 2014 May;28(5):611-5.
  11. Guerra JF, Zasloff M, Lough D, Abdo J, Hawksworth J, Mastumoto C, Girlanda R, Island E, Shetty K, Kaufman S, Fishbein T. Nucleotide oligomerization domain 2 polymorphisms in patients with intestinal failure. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 Feb;28(2):309-13.
  12. Hawksworth JS, Rosen-Bronson S, Island ER, Girlanda R, Guerra JF, Valdiconza C, Kishiyama K, Christensen KD, Kozlowski S, Kaufman SS, Little C, Shetty K, Laurin J, Satoskar R, Kallakury B, Fishbein TS, Matsumoto CS. Successful Isolated Intestinal Transplantation In Sensitized Recipients With The Use Of Virtual Crossmatching. Am J Transplant. 2012 Dec;12 Suppl 4:S33-42.
  13. Hawksworth JS, Graybill JC, Brown TS, Gillern SM, Wallace SM, Davis TA, Elster EA, Tadaki DK. Lymphocyte Depletion in Experimental Hemorrhagic Shock in Swine. J Inflammation. 2012 Sep 25;9(1):34.
  14. Evans KN, Forsberg JA, Potter BK, Hawksworth JS, Brown TS, Andersen R, Dunne JR, Tadaki D, Elster EA Inflammatory Cytokine and Chemokine Expression is Associated with Heterotopic Ossification in High-Energy Penetrating War Injuries. J Orthop Trauma. 2012 May 14. [2012 Nov;26(11):e204-13.
  15. Hawksworth JS, Graybill JC, Brown TS, Wallace SM, Davis TA, Tadaki DK, Elster EA. Lymphocyte modulation with FTY720 improves hemorrhagic shock survival in Swine. PLoS One. 2012;7(4):e34224.
  16. Brown TS, Hawksworth JS, Sheppard FR, Tadaki DK, Elster E. Inflammatory response is associated with critical colonization in combat wounds. Surgical Infections (Larchmont). 2011 Oct;12(5):351-7.
  17. Cummings LS, Hawksworth JS, Guerra JF, Desai CS, Girlanda R, Matsumoto CS, Fishbein TM, Johnson LB, Melancon JK. Successful ABO incompatible kidney transplant after an isolated intestinal transplant. Transplantation. 2011 May 27;91(10):e73-4.
  18. Stojadinovic A, Eberhardt J, Brown TS, Hawksworth JS, Gage F, Tadaki DK, Forsberg JA, Davis TA, Potter BK, Dunne JR, Elster EA. Development of a Bayesian model to estimate health care outcomes in the severely wounded. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare. 2010 Aug 16;3:125-35.
  19. Potter BK, Forsberg JA, Davis TA, Evans KN, Hawksworth JS, Tadaki D, Brown TS, Crane NJ, Burns TC, O'Brien FP, Elster EA. Heterotopic ossification following combat-related trauma.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery of America. 2010 Dec;92 Suppl 2:74-89.
  20. Hawksworth JS, Fitzgerald D, Speir A, Mukherjee D. Percutaneous in situ oxygenated pump perfusion of a transplanted kidney during abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Vascular. 2010 Nov-Dec;18(6):367-70.
  21. Sheppard FR, Keiser P, Craft DW, Gage F, Robson M, Brown TS, Petersen K, Sincock S, Kasper M, Hawksworth J, Tadaki D, Davis TA, Stojadinovic A, Elster E. The majority of US combat casualty soft-tissue wounds are not infected or colonized upon arrival or during treatment at a continental US military medical facility. American Journal of Surgery. 2010 Oct;200(4):489-95.
  22. Elster EA, Hawksworth JS, Chang O, Leeser DB, Ring M, Tadaki DK, Kleiner DE, Brown TS, Mannon RB. Probabilistic (Bayesian) Modeling of Gene Expression In Transplant Glomerulopathy. Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. 2010 Sep;12(5):653-63.
  23. Crane NJ, Brown TS, Evans KN, Hawksworth JS, Hussey S, Tadaki DK, Elster, EA. Monitoring the Healing of Combat Wounds Using Raman Spectroscopic Mapping. Wound Repair and Regeneration. 2010 Jul-Aug;18(4):409-16.
  24. Hawksworth JS, Stojadinovic A, Gage F, Tadaki DK, Perdue PW, Forsberg J, Davis TS, Dunne JR, Denobile JW, Brown TS, Elster EA. Inflammatory Biomarkers in Combat Wound Healing. Annals of Surgery. December, 2009. 250(6):1002-7.
  25. Utz ER, Elster EA, Tadaki DK, Gage F, Perdue PW, Forsberg JA, Stojadinovic A, Hawksworth JS, Brown TS. Metalloproteinase Expression is Associated with Traumatic Wound Failure. Journal of Surgical Research. April, 2010. 159(2):633-9.
  26. Gage F, Leeser DB, Porterfield NK, Graybill JC, Gillern S, Hawksworth JS, Jindal RM, Thai N, Falta EM, Tadaki DK, Brown TS, Elster EA. Room temperature pulsatile perfusion of renal allografts with Lifor compared with hypothermic machine pump solution. Transplant Proceedings. November, 2009. 41(9):3571-4.
  27. Hawksworth JS, Elster EA, Fryer D, Sheppard F, Morthole V, Krishnamurthy G, Tomori T, Brown TS, Tadaki DK. Evaluation of lyophilized platelets as an infusible hemostatic agent in experimental non-compressible hemorrhage in swine. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. October, 2009. 7(10):1663-71.
  28. Dunne JR, Hawksworth JS, Stojadinovic A, Gage F, Tadaki DK, Perdue PW, Forsberg J, Davis T, Denobile JW, Brown TS, Elster EA. Perioperative blood transfusion in combat casualties: a pilot study. The Journal of Trauma. April, 2009. 66(4 Supplement):S150-6.
  29. Hawksworth JS, Leeser D, Jindal R, Falta E, Tadaki D, Elster EA. “New Directions for Induction Immunosuppression Strategy in Solid Organ Transplantation.” American Journal of Surgery. April, 2009. 197(4):515-24.
  30. Crane NJ, McHone B, Hawksworth J, Denobile J, Pearl J, Tadaki D, Pinto PA, Levine IW, Elster EA. “Enhanced Surgical Imaging: Laparoscopic Vessel Identification and Assessment of Tissue Oxygenation.” Journal of the American College of Surgeons. June, 2008. 206(6):1159-66.
  31. Fox CJ, Gillespie DL, O’Donnell SD, Weber MA, Rasmussen TE, Cox MW, Goff JM, Hawksworth JS, Johnson CA, Cryer CM, Galgon RE, Sarac TP, Rich NM. “Delayed Evaluation of Combat-Related Penetrating Neck Trauma." Journal of Vascular Surgery. July, 2006. 44(1):86-93.
  32. Basnyat B, Gertsch JH, Holck PS, Johnson EW, Luks AM, Donham BP, Fleischman RJ, Gowder DW, Hawksworth JS, et al. “Acetazolamide 125 mg BD is Not Significantly Different from 375 mg BD in the Prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness: The Prophylactic Acetazolamide Dosage Comparison for Efficacy (PACE) Trial.” High Altitude Medicine & Biology. Spring, 2006. 7(1):17-27.
  33. Hawksworth J, Geisinger K, Zagoria R, Kavanagh P, Howerton R, Levine EA, Shen P. “Surgical and Ablative Treatment for Metastatic Adenocarcinoma to the Liver from Unknown Primary Tumor.” American Surgeon. June, 2004. 70(6):512-7.
  34. Shen P, Hawksworth J, Lovato J, Loggie BW, Geisinger KR, Fleming RA, Levine EA. Cytoreductive Surgery and Intraperitoneal Hyperthermic Chemotherapy with Mitomycin C for Peritoneal Carcinomatosis from Nonappendiceal Colorectal Carcinoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology. February, 2004. 11(2):178-86.
  1. Hawksworth J, Matsumoto C. Intestinal Transplant Techniques: From Isolated Intestine to Intestine in Continuity with Other Organs. Organ and Tissue Transplantation. Solid Organ Transplantation in Infants and Children, ed. Stephen P. Dunn and Simon Horslen, 2017.
  2. Hawksworth J, Fishbein TM. Management of Intestinal Failure. Current Surgical Therapy, 13th edition, ed. John L. Cameron and Andrew M. Cameron, in press.
  3. Radkani P, Hawksworth J, Fishbein T. Biliary System. Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, 21st edition, in press.
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Practice Locations
  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Washington, DC 20007
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  • 106 Irving Street Northwest
    Pob South Ste 201
    Washington, DC 20010
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    Phone: 202-444-3700
    Fax: 877-680-8196

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Affiliate Faculty Teaching Award, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, General Surgery Residency Training Program, 2018
  • Combat Medical Badge, for providing surgical care in combat, 2015
  • Young Investigator Travel Grant, International Society of Bowel Transplant, Oxford UK, 2013
  • Fellow of the Year, Georgetown University Hospital, 2011
  • General Lewis A. Mologne Award, for graduating military resident with overall excellence and professional medical expertise, 2010
  • Bailey K. Ashford Basic Science and Clinical Research Awards, finalist, 2010
  • Diane S. Malcolm Research Award, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 2008
  • Young Investigator’s Award, American Transplant Congress 2008 and 2011
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, for winning the National Naval Research Competition, 2007
  • Army Achievement Medal, for superior score (99th %) on the American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination, 2006
  • M. Robert Cooper Scholarship for Oncology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 2004
  • Distinguished Cadet Award, United States Military Academy, 1999
  • Phi Kappa Phi, Honor Society, United States Military Academy, 1999