Dr.-Hawkins-thumbI was born and raised in Gladwin, Michigan. I attended Alma College where I studied human physiology and Spanish language. I attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic medicine and graduated in 2013. I then did my physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. In July 2017, I began my fellowship at Michigan State. In my first year, I will be focusing on interventional spine procedures and electromyography. Starting in July 2018 I will be doing a year of sports medicine with Michigan State. Outside of medicine, I enjoy being active and outdoors. I particularly enjoy basketball, cycling, concerts, and camping.

image of dr hakopianI was born in Germany but primarily raised in southern California. I attended the University of California San Diego where I studied philosophy and biology. I have always been interested in physiology as well as the mechanics of the human body. Prior to attending Touro University in California to study Osteopathic Medicine I worked as a research assistant in a UCSD physiology lab as well as a lab manager at Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla. I began my residency at MSU PM&R as a PGY2 in 2013 following an internship at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in California. I have been very happy with my decision to come to MSU and enjoy the camaraderie of the residents as well as the support of the faculty and staff.

On my off time I enjoy spending time with family and friends as well as tinkering with electronics when I get the chance.