Dr. Hawkins earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences in 1994 and her Medical Degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1999. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Rochester in New York and her Cardiology Fellowship at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC).
Prior to joining Louisiana Cardiology Associates in July 2013, Dr. Hawkins was an Academic Cardiologist and Associate Professor of Medicine for the United States Air Force and served as a Critical Care Air Transport Physician in Iraq. She continues to serve in the Air Force Reserves. She has been in private practice since 2010 both in San Antonio, TX and Miami, FL before settling permanently here in Denham Springs, LA .
Dr. Hawkins is board certified in Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, and Internal Medicine. She is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Medical Association, and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.