Gastroenterologist

Robert H. Hawes, MD

Medical School:
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency:
  • Internal Medicine – (Indiana University)
Fellowship:
  • Gastroenterology – (Indiana University)
Biographical Sketch

A trailblazer in the field of therapeutic endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery, Robert Hawes, MD believes communication is the foundation to building good patient relationships. In fact, he often refers to these relationships as sacred, and an integral part of building his practice in Orlando.

Dr. Hawes is a nationally recognized gastroenterologist, researcher, professor, author, and pioneer of procedures such as ERCP, endoscopic laser therapy and therapeutic endoscopy. He has lectured in over 30 countries and helped to form a committee to develop a new standard in minimally invasive surgery.

Recently relocated from South Carolina where he spearheaded an internationally recognized digestive disease center, Dr. Hawes joins the Florida Hospital team to forge a cutting-edge national and international referral center for advanced therapeutic endoscopy. The Center for Interventional Endoscopy (CIE), this state-of-the-art, purpose-built endoscopy unit, is the only facility of its kind in the Southeast US. At the same time, Dr. Hawes will partner with Dr. Steve Eubanks, an internationally recognized minimally invasive surgeon, to establish the Florida Hospital Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapy.

By integrating his expertise in both therapeutic endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery techniques, Dr. Hawes introduces better care for our patients through research, education, technology, and procedure improvement.

Physician CV

Physician Activity

Ampullectomy Model

Development of an Educational Training Device

As part of a larger Florida Hospital Endoscopic Resection Conference, there was a need for an Ampullectomy Training Model. Endoscopic ampullectomy is a technically challenging, high-risk procedure with limited training opportunities. A model did not exist, so we set out to develop our own. ISA worked with the Center for Interventional Endoscopy (CIE) to design and develop a training device used to improve technical skills, knowledge and confidence in performing endoscopic ampullectomy.

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In vivo diagnosis of clonorchiasis during cholangioscopy for workup of suspected cholangiocarcinoma (with video)

Tang RS, Reddy DN, Teoh AY, Lam KL, Hawes RH. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Apr 12. pii: S0016-5107(14)01197-3. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2014.02.1027. 
Link to Publication

International multicenter experience with an over-the-scope clipping device for endoscopic management of GI defects (with video)

Shyam S. Varadarajulu, MD

Haito-Chavez Y, Law JK, Kratt T, Arezzo A, Verra M, Morino M, Sharaiha RZ, Poley JW, Kahaleh M, Thompson CC, Ryan MB, Choksi N, Elmunzer BJ, Gosain S, Goldberg EM, Modayil RJ, Stavropoulos SN, Schembre DB, DiMaio CJ, Chandrasekhara V, Hasan MK, Varadarajulu S, Hawes R, Gomez V, Woodward TA, Rubel-Cohen S, Fluxa F, Vleggaar FP, Akshintala VS, Raju GS, Khashab MA. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Jun 4. 
Link to Publication

The 25-gauge EUS-FNA needle: Good for on-site but poor for off-site evaluation? Results of a randomized trial

Shyam S. Varadarajulu, MD

Varadarajulu S, Bang JY, Holt BA, Hasan MK, Logue A, Hawes RH, Hebert-Magee S. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Jun 25. 
Link to Publication 

Relationship between stent characteristics and treatment outcomes in endoscopic transmural drainage of uncomplicated pancreatic pseudocysts.

Shyam S. Varadarajulu, MD

Bang JY, Mel Wilcox C, Trevino JM, Ramesh J, Hasan M, Hawes RH, Varadarajulu S. Surg Endosc. 2014 May 2. 
Link to Publication
 

Outcomes after implementing a tailored endoscopic step-up approach to wall-off necrosis in acute pancreatitis

J. Pablo Arnoletti, MD - Shyam S. Varadarajulu, MD

Bang JY, Holt BA, Hawes RH, Hasan MK, Arnoletti JP, Christein JD, Wilcox CM, Varadarajulu S Br J Surg. 2014 Dec;101(13):1729-38. doi: 10.1002/bjs.9664. 
Link to Publication

Videos

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Speaking Engagements

Sep 10 2015

1st Annual East Meets West: A Gastrointestinal Medical and Surgical Symposium

Florida Hospital Orlando
Creation Conference Center
601 East Rollins Street
Orlando, FL 32803
01:00pm
Sep 02 2015

3rd Annual Orlando Live EUS

Florida Hospital Nicholson Center
400 Celebration Place
Celebration, FL 34747
09:15pm
Feb 25 2016

3rd Annual North Meets South: A Gastrointestinal Medical and Surgical Symposium

Florida Hospital Orlando
Creation Conference Center
601 East Rollins Street
Orlando, FL 32803
08:15pm
Feb 09 2017

4th Annual North Meets South: A Gastrointestinal Medical and Surgical Symposium

4th Annual North Meets South
Florida Hospital Orlando
601 E. Rollins Street
Orlando, FL 32803
01:00pm
Aug 29 2018

5th Annual Orlando Live EUS

Renaissance Hotel Seaworld
6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, Florida
12:00pm
Oct 19 2017

3rd Annual East Meets West: A Gastrointestinal Medical and Surgical Symposium

Florida Hospital Orlando
601 East Rollins Street
Orlando, FL 32803
02:00pm
Sep 10 2015

1st Annual East Meets West: A Gastrointestinal Medical and Surgical Symposium

Florida Hospital Orlando
Creation Conference Center
601 East Rollins Street
Orlando, FL 32803
01:00pm
Sep 02 2015

3rd Annual Orlando Live EUS

Florida Hospital Nicholson Center
400 Celebration Place
Celebration, FL 34747
09:15pm
Feb 25 2016

3rd Annual North Meets South: A Gastrointestinal Medical and Surgical Symposium

Florida Hospital Orlando
Creation Conference Center
601 East Rollins Street
Orlando, FL 32803
08:15pm
Feb 09 2017

4th Annual North Meets South: A Gastrointestinal Medical and Surgical Symposium

4th Annual North Meets South
Florida Hospital Orlando
601 E. Rollins Street
Orlando, FL 32803
01:00pm
Aug 29 2018

5th Annual Orlando Live EUS

Renaissance Hotel Seaworld
6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, Florida
12:00pm
Oct 19 2017

3rd Annual East Meets West: A Gastrointestinal Medical and Surgical Symposium

Florida Hospital Orlando
601 East Rollins Street
Orlando, FL 32803
02:00pm
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Gastroenterologist

Robert H. Hawes, MD

Education

Medical School:
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency:
  • Internal Medicine – (Indiana University)
Fellowship:
  • Gastroenterology – (Indiana University)
Specialty:
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pancreatobiliary Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Specialty Certified:
  • Gastroenterology – (American Board of Internal Medicine)
  • Internal Medicine – (American Board of Internal Medicine)

Achievements

Awards and Honors:
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Indiana University
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Distinguished Educator Award
  • Otis R. Bowen, MD Distinguished Leadership Award, Indiana University
  • Peter Cotton, MD Endowed Chair for Endoscopic Innovation
Professional Societies:
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, President, (May 2005 – May 2006)
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Federation for Clinical Research
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Surgeons
  • European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Professional Appointments:
  • Attending Physician: Indiana University Hospital, (1985 – 1994)
  • Attending Physician: Wishard Memorial Hospital, (1985 – 1994)
  • Attending Physician: Richard Roudebush VA Hospital, (1985 – 1994)
  • Attending Physician: Medical University of South Carolina, (1994 – 2011)
  • Attending Physician: Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, (1994 – 2011)
  • Attending Physician: Florida Hospitals – Orlando, (2012 – Present)
Academic Appointments:
  • Associate Professor, Internal Medicine – Indiana University School of Medicine, (1989 – 1994)
  • Professor, Internal Medicine – Indiana University School of Medicine, (1994)
  • Professor, Internal Medicine – Medical University of South Carolina, (1994 – Present)
  • Adjunct Professor, Bioengineering – Clemson University, (1995 – Present)
  • Adjunct Professor, Bioengineering – Clemson University, (1995 – Present)
  • Committee Member – Medical University of S.C. Institutional Review Board, (1997 – 2011)
  • Vice-Chair – Medical University of S.C. Institutional Review Board, (2000 – 2011)

Research

Research Projects:
  • Principal Investigator: Boston Scientific Corporation SPY II Registry, 10/24/2006-10/23/2009 (1%)
  • Principal Investigator: Midwest Biomedical Research Foundation Detection of Intestinal Metaplasia and High Grade Dysplasia in Barrett’s Esophagus, 01/10/2006-12/31/2007 (0%)
  • Principal Investigator: Olympus, Ltd Detection of Intestinal Metaplasia and High Grade Dysplasia in Barrett’s Esophagus, 01/10/2006-12/31/2007 91%)
Publication(s) (Journal):
  • Amann ST, Yadav D, Barmada MM, O’Connell M, Kennard ED, Anderson M, Baillie J, Shermann S, Romagnuolo J, Hawes RH. Physical and mental quality of life in chronic pancreatitis: a case-control study from the North American Pancreatitis Study 2 cohort. Pancreas. 2013 Mar;42(2):293-300
  • Schwaitzberg SD, Hawes RH, Rattner DW, Kochman ML. Novel challenges of multi-society investigator-initiated studies: a paradigm shift for technique and technology evaluation. Surg Endosc. 2013 Aug:27(8):2673-7. Epub 2013 Jun 11.

Biographical Sketch

A trailblazer in the field of therapeutic endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery, Robert Hawes, MD believes communication is the foundation to building good patient relationships. In fact, he often refers to these relationships as sacred, and an integral part of building his practice in Orlando.

Dr. Hawes is a nationally recognized gastroenterologist, researcher, professor, author, and pioneer of procedures such as ERCP, endoscopic laser therapy and therapeutic endoscopy. He has lectured in over 30 countries and helped to form a committee to develop a new standard in minimally invasive surgery.

Recently relocated from South Carolina where he spearheaded an internationally recognized digestive disease center, Dr. Hawes joins the Florida Hospital team to forge a cutting-edge national and international referral center for advanced therapeutic endoscopy. The Center for Interventional Endoscopy (CIE), this state-of-the-art, purpose-built endoscopy unit, is the only facility of its kind in the Southeast US. At the same time, Dr. Hawes will partner with Dr. Steve Eubanks, an internationally recognized minimally invasive surgeon, to establish the Florida Hospital Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapy.

By integrating his expertise in both therapeutic endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery techniques, Dr. Hawes introduces better care for our patients through research, education, technology, and procedure improvement.