Matthew K Hawks


Major, Air Force

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Family Medicine
Faculty Adviser, Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG), Co-Clerkship Director
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Sports Medicine
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Faculty Development Fellowship
University California San Francisco, 2018

Family Medicine Residency
Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, 2015

Doctor of Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, 2012

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 2008


Dr. Hawks received his undergraduate education at Brigham Young University (BYU) and graduated in 2008. He was commissioned in June 2008 and graduated from Commissioned Officer Training as a distinguished graduate prior to attending medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in Bethesda, MD. After graduating medical school in May 2012, he attending Nellis AFB Family Medicine Residency where he graduated with a board certification in Family Medicine in 2015.

Following residency Dr. Hawks worked as a Core Faculty member in Nellis Family Medicine Residency program. He deployed to Al Jaber, Kuwait in 2016 were he served as the Chief of Staff for the the 332nd Air Force Medical Group. In addition to fulfilling his core faculty responsibilities he completed a fellowship in Faculty Development through the University of California San Francisco in 2018. In 2019 he was selected to fill a billeted faculty position in the USU Family Medicine Department where he is the Faculty Advisor for the USU Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) and assists with multiple pre-clerkship courses as a small group facilitator.

Dr. Hawks professional serves as the 2020 annual meeting Co-Chair for the Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians. He also serves on the Education and the Resident/Student Committees. He is a member of the American Academy of Physicians and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the Family Physicians Inquires Network (FPIN). He serves as a Deputy Editor for the FPIN medical journal Evidence Based Medicine.


Hawks M, Maloy, W. Do the most effective treatments for Achilles' tendinosis differ if the tendinosis is mid-substance or insertional? Evidence-Based Practice. 2019 May; online

Hawks M, Maloy, W. What are the most effective treatments for jumper's knee (patellar tendinopathy)? Evidence-Based Practice. 2019 May; online ahead of print.

Hawks M, Collenborne, C. What is the most effective intervention for smoking cessation? Evidence-Based Practice. 2019 July; online ahead of print.

Hawks MK, Rupert J, Svarverud J. Terbinafine for Onychomycosis. American Family Physician. 2018 Aug; 98(3):online.

Hawks MK, Collenborne C. Asymptomatic hyperpigmented iris lesion. American Family Physician. 2018 Jul; 98(1):47-48.

Hawks M, Mounsey A. Treating migraines: It’s different for kids. Journal of Family Practice. 2018 Apr; 67(4):238-241.

Hawks MK, Bryce C. Rivaroxaban vs Warfarin and other Vitamin K (VKA) for anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation. American Family Physician. 2016 Oct 1; 94(7): online.

Hawks M, Dixon MA. Prolonged dual antiplatelet therapy after myocardial infarction reduces major adverse cardiac events. American Family Physician. 2017 Oct 1; 96(7):online.

Hawks MK. Successful Treatment of Achilles Tendinopathy with Electroacupuncture; Two Cases. Medical Acupuncture. 2017 Jun; 29(3):163-165.

Covey CJ, Hawks MK. Nontraumatic knee pain: A diagnostic & treatment guide. Journal of Family Practice. 2014 Dec; 63(12):720-728.