• Carl T. Hayden Veterans' Administration Medical Center
    650 East Indian School Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85012
    Office: 602-277-5551
  • OrthoArizona-Avondale
    10450 W. McDowell Road
    Suite 102
    Avondale, AZ 85392
    Office: 623-846-7614

Dr. James Hawkins is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and fellowship trained spinal surgery specialist. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the founder and president of Arizona Spine Care.

Dr. Hawkins early work was in mechanical engineering with degrees from California Polytechnic and Northwestern. He also holds a professional license in mechanical engineering. This led him to Texas where he began medical pursuits with a degree for Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Hawkins performed his residency at the Phoenix Orthopedic Residency Program and his fellowship at Spine Care and the San Francisco Spine Institute.

Dr. Hawkins has been caring for patients in the Valley since 1999. He continues to welcome new patients into the practice to care for both their spinal and orthopedic needs.


Doctor of medicine and orthopedic surgeon. Fellowship trained spinal surgeon with emphasis on minimally invasive techniques, non-operative modalities, and adult deformity. Also a professional engineer with experience in research, design, and development experience in medical, aerospace, and computer industries.


  • SpineCare, San Francisco Spine Institute, Spine Fellowship 2004 to 2005
  • Phoenix Orthopedic Residency Program, Orthopedic Residency 1999 to 2004
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Doctorate in Medicine 1995 to 1999
  • Northwestern University, Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering 1991 to 1992
  • California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering 1986 to 1989