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.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Residency: University of Michigan (1998) MI
  • Internship: University of Michigan (1992) MI
  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, General Surgery (1999)
  • 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)


Specializing In

  • Cholecystectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia

Practice Locations

Esophagus Center Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 736-5555

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Grateful to have met Dr. Hawn!
Doctor and assistant just communicate to me my issues and what I should do it my condition persist.
The doctor explained everything in detail & I trusted her.
This doctor is great. Mary Hawn.
Dr. Mary Hawn was very professional & knowledgeable. She answered all my questions and was very nice & patient with my concerns.
Dr. Hawn exudes competence & professionalism while maintaining a warm & relaxed countenance.
Very thorough.
The physician Dr. Hawn Is amazing... she was knowledgeable, addressed all of my questions and concerns, she was very patient and kind... A consummate professional!,
The doctor (Mary Hawn & medical students were amazing. She explained the procedure in detail. Listened to my concern and addressed all of my questions and issues. Very caring physician as well as skilled and professional.
Very compassionate and professional.
Dr. Hawn listened attentively to my concerns and answered thoughtfully and transparently. I was completely satisfied with the care I received.
Always receive excellent care and advice at Stanford Health Care. That's why I drive up from Monterey. Dr. Hawn and her intern were excellent.
The doctor that attended me listened to me with attention and was very kind and explained what I could have.
I appreciated Dr. Hawn's candor re: my need for pre-surgery weightloss for long-term success.
Not chatty but explained things well. I did feel like the appointment was brief.
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.
No complaints. Awesome!!
Dr. Hawn was very concerned about my health. Her care & concern...
The team was great. Dr. provided explanation of surgery w/x-rays.
A side comment at end of visit informed me of info I needed to make decision to have surgery.
Her whole experience with me, was like a breath of fresh air. Thank you Dr. Hawn and staff.
I appreciated the time Dr. Hawn took to discuss my health issue and next steps.
Wonderful explanations of procedure and necessity for surgery -
I am extremely happy with Dr Hawn and all her staff!
Without A Doubt.... If I Had A Medical Emergency Anywere In The World I Would Insist That They Get Me To Stanford Immediately
Dr. Mary Hawn and her staff were outstanding!
great job
Good experience. Agreed to wait for symptoms to reappear before taking action/surgery.
The people I saw actually cared about how I was feeling and made sure that I understood about what was happening with me.
Dr Hawn and Dr dorsey were great
Very grateful for the speed of scheduling to see me and willingness to help me directly and clearly.
Excellent -
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!
Dr. Hawn was a good listener and took the time needed to answer my questions. She was not hurried.
my experience was good they made me feel very comfortable
I did not feel at all rushed. All my questions were addressed to my satisfaction.
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.
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.
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.
I loved the service Stanford gave me.
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.
Dr. Hawn & her staff were wonderful!!!
Very good.
Truly liked Dr. Hawn -- explained medical problem with terms - very good.
I think everyone at Stanford is great. I drive 4 hrs. to get there and don't mind because of the service I receive.
Could have explained comments made to intern.
I felt very good with Dr. Hawn she is very confident makes you feel you can trust her.
Felt very confident with Dr. Hawn. she asked, listen and explained the type of care, that she will be providing.
Dr. put me at ease to have my surgery. I have total confidence in her and I'm not scared anymore
Dr. Hawn changed my life! I have already referred her.
Very good experience. I feel confident she will be able to help me with my medical condition.
Dr. Hawn is a lovely & caring physician - I feel very lucky to have had her care for me.
Dr. Hawn is terrific.
I was so nervous to have my surgery, but everyone gave me the confidence to go on with the surgery. Thank you.
Such a caring staff.
Very good experience.
This is the first doctor to physically exam me in this 2 1/2 year struggle. So grateful to be listened to.
They were on time very nice & professional.
Very good.
I have high confidence in the treatment and advice I received from Mary Hawn.
Dr. Hawn provided an excellent second opinion for me.
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.
I would like to have seen my CT scan & examined it with doctor answering my questions.

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