William Hawkins

William G. Hawkins, MD

  • Chief, Section of Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic and GI Surgery
  • Neidorff Family and Robert C. Packman Professor

Medical School

State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1995

Post Doctoral Education

Surgical Research Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, N.Y., 2000

Residency: Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2002

Surgical Oncology Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y., 2004

Board Certifications

Surgery -- Certified

Honors and Awards

Best Doctors In America, 2017

Clinical Interests

Complex cancer surgery for primary and metastatic lesions of the liver, pancreas and stomach. Surgical management of soft-tissue sarcomas of the abdomen and extremities.

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Patients Seen At

Center for Advanced Medicine
GI Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite C, Floor 8
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-7046
Fax (314) 222-6255

Selected Publications

Pub Med Directory for William G. Hawkins, M.D.

Simon PO Jr, Plambeck-Suess S, Eberlein TJ, Hellstrom KE, Hellstrom I, Hawkins WG, Goedegebuure P. Circulating mesothelin protein and cellular antimesothelin immunity in patients with pancreatic cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2009 Nov;15(21):6511-8.

Simon PO Jr, McDunn JE, Kashiwagi H, Chang K, Goedegebuure PS, Hotchkiss RS, Hawkins WG. Targeting AKT with the proapoptotic peptide, TAT-CTMP: a novel strategy for the treatment of human pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Int J Cancer. 2009 Aug 15;125(4):942-51.

Porembka MR, Doyle MB, Hamilton NA, Simon PO, Strasberg SM, Linehan DC, Hawkins WG. Utility of the Gyrus open forceps in hepatic parenchymal transection. HPB (Oxford). 2009 May;11(3):258-63.

Winslow ER, Fialkowski EA, Linehan DC, Hawkins WG, Picus DD, Strasberg SM. “Sideways”: results of repair of biliary injuries using a policy of side-to-side hepatico-jejunostomy. Ann Surg. 2009 Mar;249(3):426-34.

Kashiwagi H, McDunn JE, Simon PO Jr, Goedegebuure PS, Vangveravong S, Chang K, Hotchkiss RS, Mach RH, Hawkins WG. Sigma-2 receptor ligands potentiate conventional chemotherapies and improve survival in models of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. J Transl Med. 2009 Mar 26;7:24.

Finkelstein SE, Fernandez FG, Dehdashti F, Siegel BA, Hawkins WG, Linehan DC, Strasberg SM. Unique site- and time-specific patterns of recurrence following resection of colorectal carcinoma hepatic metastases in patients staged by FDG-PET. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg. 2008;15(5):483-7.

Kooby DA, Gillespie T, Bentrem D, Nakeeb A, Schmidt MC, Merchant NB, Parikh AA, Martin RC 2nd, Scoggins CR, Ahmad S, Kim HJ, Park J, Johnston F, Strouch MJ, Menze A, Rymer J, McClaine R, Strasberg SM, Talamonti MS, Staley CA, McMasters KM, Lowy AM, Byrd-Sellers J, Wood WC, Hawkins WG. Left-sided pancreatectomy: a multicenter comparison of laparoscopic and open approaches. Ann Surg. 2008 Sep;248(3):438-46.

Linehan DC, Tan M, Strasberg SM, Drebin JA, Hawkins WG, Picus J, Myerson RJ, Malyopa RS, Hull M, Trinkaus K, Tan BR. Adjuvant interferon-based chemoradiation followed by gemcitabine for resected pancreatic adenocarcinoma: A single-Institution Phase II study Annals of Surgery. 2008 Aug;248(2):145-51.

Strasberg SM, Linehan DC, Hawkins WG. Isolation of right main and right sectional portal pedicles for liver resection without hepatotomy or inflow occlusion. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Feb;206(2):390-6.

Kashiwagi H, McDunn J, Simon PO, Goedegebuure PS, Xu J, Jones l, Chang K, Johnston FJ, Trinkaus K, Piwnica-Worms D, Hotchkiss RS, Mach RH, Hawkins WG, Selective sigma-2 ligands preferentially bind to pancreatic adenocarcinomas: Applications in diagnostic imaging and therapy. Mol Cancer. 2007 Jul 15;6(1):48.

Strasberg SM, Linehan DC, Hawkins WG, Radical antegrade modular pancreatosplenectomy procedure for adenocarcinoma of the body and tail of the pancreas: ability to obtain negative tangential margins. J Am Coll Surg. 2007 Feb;204(2):244-9.

Thaker RI, Matthews BD, Linehan DC, Strasberg SM, Eagon JD, Hawkins WG. Absorbable mesh reinforcement of a stapled pancreatic transection line reduces the leak rate with distal pancreatectomy. J Gastrintest Surg. 2007 Jan;11(1)0:59-65.

Fernandez FG, Ritter J, Goodwin JW, Linehand DL, Hawkins WG, Strasberg SM. Effect of steatohepatitis associated with irinotecan or oxaliplatin pretreatment on resectability of hepatic colorectal metastases. JACS. 2005;200:845-853.


Strasberg SM and Hawkins W. Reconstruction of the Bile Duct: Anatomic Principles and Surgical Techniques. In: Mastery of Surgery. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. (in press)

Bowne WB, Hawkins WG, Lewis JJ. Immunotherapeutic approach to cancer with cutaneous DNA vaccination. In: Mydlo JH (ed.). Molecular Methods in Medicine #53.
Renal Cancer.
Humana Press; 2001.