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Prof. Colin Hawkes MBBCh MD PhD

Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, Cork University Hospital
Board Certified Paediatric Endocrinologist (American Board of Pediatrics)
Associate Professor of Paediatrics, University College Cork


Professor Hawkes trained in pediatric endocrinology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the top ranked Endocrinology Centre in the United States. He was appointed as a Consultant at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 2015. After 8 years, he returned to Ireland in 2020 when he was appointed as a consultant paediatric endocrinologist at Cork University Hospital.

Prof. Hawkes is an internationally recognised researcher in paediatric endocrinology and is regularly invited to speak at international conferences. His expertise includes the evaluation of children with short stature, early & late puberty, as well as on thyroid issues, adrenal problems and diabetes. Prof. Hawkes has published over 100 articles and book chapters, including leading the discoverty of new endocrine diseases, investigations and treatments.

In addition, Prof. Hawkes holds a number of international leadership positions in pediatric endocrinology. He is a member and chair of a subcommittee of the Pediatric Endocrine Society of North America, and also served as a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, one of the leading medical journals for the specialty.



Basic and Higher Specialist Training in Paediatrics
-- Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 2008 - 2015

Pediatric Residency
-- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2016 - 2018

Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship
-- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2013 - 2015


Accreditation / Board Certification

Paediatric Membership Examinations
-- Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 2011

Paediatric Membership Examinations
-- Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (U.K.), 2012

Board Certification in Paediatrics
-- American Academy of Pediatrics, 2018

Board Certification in Paediatric Endocrinology
-- American Board of Pediatrics, 2019

Higher Degrees

Medical Degree (MB BCh BAO)
-- University College Cork, 2007

Bachelor Degree in Medical Science (BSc)
-- University College Cork, 2007

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
-- Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, 2009

Masters Degree in Teaching and Learning (MA)
-- University College Cork, 2013

Masters Degree in Leadership in Healthcare (MSc)
-- Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, 2022

Medical Doctorate Degree (MD)
-- University College Cork, 2013

Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
-- University College Cork, 2018

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    Prof Hawkes is an expert in evaluating and treating children with short stature and growth issues. He has published many research papers and his PhD in this area. He is currently working with researchers in the United States researching growth disorders.

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    Early or late puberty can be a sign of disease and may affect childhood growth. Prof Hawkes' is an expert in childhood growth and sees many children where puberty has started too early, or has not yet begun.

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    As Clinical Director of the top-ranked Diabetes Centre in the United States, Prof Hawkes was responsible for >2400 children with type 1 diabetes. He has studied the use of continuous glucose monitors in children with diabetes and leads an active research programme that aims to improve care in children with this condition.

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    Abnormal thyroid function can affect energy, weight gain, growth and school performance. Prof Hawkes has published many studies related to thyroid dysfunction in infants and children, and treats a large number of children with over- and under-active thyroid function.


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You can find the clinic at the Consultant's Private Clinic Cork University Hospital in Cork, Ireland.

Prof Colin Hawkes,
Suite 2.7, Consultant's Private Clinic,
Bishopstown Road,

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Prof Colin Hawkes,
Department of Paediatrics and Child Health,
Cork University Hospital,

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