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Luke Hawes, MD

Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency General Surgery
I'm here to partner with patients and their families to help them get better and get back to living the life they enjoy.

Approach To Care

Dr. Hawes became a doctor because he was interested in learning how the body worked and enjoyed working with and helping others. Today, he hopes that is reflected in his approach to care.

He likes to take the time to discuss with patients and their families, as appropriate, what’s happening to their body and what can be done to help it heal or recover from a trauma or illness. Together, Dr. Hawes and his patient make the decision on how to proceed, and he does everything possible to assure procedures are technically well performed and as safe as possible.



  • Medical School – Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX


  • General Surgery Residency – University of Minnesota


  • Critical Care Fellowship – University of Minnesota


  • American Board of Surgery (Surgery)
  • American Board of Surgery (Surgical Critical Care)


Dr. Hawes grew up just a few miles from North Memorial Health Hospital, and he and all five of his siblings were born there. He also had surgery on a middle school knee injury performed by Dr. Kraft and still remembers being treated with kindness and respect by everyone.

Dr. Hawes spent two years in Chile where he met hundreds of incredible, happy people. These interactions taught him how much he enjoys working with others, and how much he can learn from others’ perspectives, including an appreciation for his educational opportunities and desire to help others.

He enjoys many different sports, though he spends more time watching then playing these days. Dr. Hawes met his wife in Houston, Texas while he was in medical school. Together, they love spending time outdoors, hiking and getting to know different parts of the Midwest and the rest of the country.

Accepted Insurance

All North Memorial Health providers accept the following insurance carriers. Because health insurance plan payments vary and benefit levels are unique to each plan, you may confirm out of pocket cost with your insurance carrier by calling the number on the back of your insurance card.

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medical Assistance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Preferred One
  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthcare