Mary Hawn, MD, FACS

Mary Hawn, MD, FACS

Gastrointestinal surgeon, General surgeon

Bio:   Dr. Mary T. Hawn is the Stanford Medicine Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Department of Surgery at Stanford University. Dr. Hawn, a native of Michigan, received her education and surgical training at the University of Michigan. Her clinical area of specialty is minimally invasive foregut surgery. Dr. Hawn is a funded health services researcher and her projects focus on quality measurement and policy in surgical populations. She is a Director for the American Board of Surgery and serves on the editorial board of Annals of Surgery, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery and the American Journal of Surgery. Dr. Hawn has several additional leadership roles in American Surgery including Chair of the American College of Surgeons Scientific Forum Committee and as a Trustee and Treasurer for the Surgical Society of the Alimentary Tract. She is the co-Editor of a new surgical textbook Operative Techniques in Surgery.
4.8 out of 5
136 Patient Ratings
49 Patient Comments

Esophagus Center

Esophagus Center
  • 420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor
  • Redwood City , CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-736-5555
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Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, General Surgery (1999)
  • Residency: University of Michigan MI
  • Internship: University of Michigan MI
  • Fellowship: Oregon Health and Science University (2001) OR United States of America
  • Medical Education: University Of Michigan (1991) MI
  • M.P.H., University of Michigan School of Public Health, MPH Epidemiology (1996)
  • M.D., University of Michigan Medical School (1991)
  • B.S., University of Michigan, Biomedical Sciences (1987)

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Alumni of the Year, Department of Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University (2016)
  • Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha

Administrative Appointments

  • Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery (2015 - Present)
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Friendliness

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Explanations

4.8

Listens

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Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

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Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

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Recommended to others

4.5

Wait times

SHC Patient, Apr 2020

At the start of consultation, Dr. Hawn mentioned that my case was 'unique and complex'. She explained recommended options and possible surgeries as well as answering any questions. Her easy-to-understand explanations put me at ease. Appreciated her professionalism, patience & thoroughness.

SHC Patient, Apr 2020

No complaints. Awesome!!

SHC Patient, Feb 2020

Dr. Hawn was very concerned about my health. Her care & concern...

SHC Patient, Feb 2020

The team was great. Dr. provided explanation of surgery w/x-rays.

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

A side comment at end of visit informed me of info I needed to make decision to have surgery.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

Her whole experience with me, was like a breath of fresh air. Thank you Dr. Hawn and staff.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

I appreciated the time Dr. Hawn took to discuss my health issue and next steps.

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

Wonderful explanations of procedure and necessity for surgery -

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

I am extremely happy with Dr Hawn and all her staff!

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

Without A Doubt.... If I Had A Medical Emergency Anywere In The World I Would Insist That They Get Me To Stanford Immediately

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

Dr. Mary Hawn and her staff were outstanding!

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

great job

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4.8 out of 5
136 Patient Ratings
49 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Apr 2020

At the start of consultation, Dr. Hawn mentioned that my case was 'unique and complex'. She explained recommended options and possible surgeries as well as answering any questions. Her easy-to-understand explanations put me at ease. Appreciated her professionalism, patience & thoroughness.

SHC Patient, Apr 2020

No complaints. Awesome!!

SHC Patient, Feb 2020

Dr. Hawn was very concerned about my health. Her care & concern...

SHC Patient, Feb 2020

The team was great. Dr. provided explanation of surgery w/x-rays.

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

A side comment at end of visit informed me of info I needed to make decision to have surgery.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

Her whole experience with me, was like a breath of fresh air. Thank you Dr. Hawn and staff.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

I appreciated the time Dr. Hawn took to discuss my health issue and next steps.

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

Wonderful explanations of procedure and necessity for surgery -

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

I am extremely happy with Dr Hawn and all her staff!

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

Without A Doubt.... If I Had A Medical Emergency Anywere In The World I Would Insist That They Get Me To Stanford Immediately

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

Dr. Mary Hawn and her staff were outstanding!

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

great job

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

Good experience. Agreed to wait for symptoms to reappear before taking action/surgery.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

The people I saw actually cared about how I was feeling and made sure that I understood about what was happening with me.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Dr Hawn and Dr dorsey were great

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Very grateful for the speed of scheduling to see me and willingness to help me directly and clearly.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Excellent -

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

I found Dr. Hahn extremely wonderful as well as the assistant and the gentleman recording/typing. Was very good as well as it left the surgeon - free to be with me!

SHC Patient, May 2019

Great.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. Hawn was a good listener and took the time needed to answer my questions. She was not hurried.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

my experience was good they made me feel very comfortable

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

I did not feel at all rushed. All my questions were addressed to my satisfaction.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Excellence in care! Appreciated Dr. Hawn expertise in completing my repairs was perfect even though more repairs were needed than was planned. I was given excellent care by hospital staff as well.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Hawn showed genuine concern for me as patient. Dr. Hawn is an OUTSTANDING communicator and has wonderful bedside manner, I trust her honestly and her ability to provide superior care.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

I was very happy with the way that the doctor explained everything to me I feel very confident about my upcoming surgery with her I feel comfortable and I'm not as scared.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

I loved the service Stanford gave me.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Would've been nice for the physician to explain more without me having to ask. For example, what's the cause, what happens if I do nothing, etc.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Hawn & her staff were wonderful!!!

SHC Patient, May 2018

Very good.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Truly liked Dr. Hawn -- explained medical problem with terms - very good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

I think everyone at Stanford is great. I drive 4 hrs. to get there and don't mind because of the service I receive.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Could have explained comments made to intern.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

I felt very good with Dr. Hawn she is very confident makes you feel you can trust her.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Felt very confident with Dr. Hawn. she asked, listen and explained the type of care, that she will be providing.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. Hawn changed my life! I have already referred her.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. put me at ease to have my surgery. I have total confidence in her and I'm not scared anymore

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Very good experience. I feel confident she will be able to help me with my medical condition.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Hawn is a lovely & caring physician - I feel very lucky to have had her care for me.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Hawn is terrific.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

I was so nervous to have my surgery, but everyone gave me the confidence to go on with the surgery. Thank you.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Such a caring staff.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Very good experience.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

This is the first doctor to physically exam me in this 2 1/2 year struggle. So grateful to be listened to.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

They were on time very nice & professional.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Very good.

SHC Patient, May 2016

I have high confidence in the treatment and advice I received from Mary Hawn.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Hawn provided an excellent second opinion for me.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

I was given very little information about what to expect with the surgery, how it was going to be done, i.e. Why I had 10 incisions, what to expect post surgery, that it would be the most painful surgery I have ever had! The hernia pain was worse after surgery, still hard and swollen, and still is! The stab wounds are still painful and red, although I have had them checked for infection by my PCP. Dr. Hawn answered my concerns on the last visit., but I should have been told during the first visit to alleviate my worries post surgery.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

I would like to have seen my CT scan & examined it with doctor answering my questions.