Kinji L. Hawthorne, MD, MPH

Infectious Disease

Dr. Hawthorne

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47-647 Caleo Bay Drive,
Suite 210
La Quinta CA 92253


Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

Medical Education:

Fellowship: University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
Residency: University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Internship: University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

About Dr. Hawthorne:

The Desert Care Network continues to enhance specialty healthcare access to the Coachella Valley by growing our network of the best doctors, such as Dr. Kinji Hawthorne. Dr. Hawthorne joins our network, so that we may ensure patient needs are met with the highest level of care. He has spent much of his medical career as a public health practitioner at different levels of government. His passion for most of his career is striving to maintain the health of the public against communicable diseases. His primary clinical interests include the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases such as HIV and Tuberculosis, and emerging infectious diseases that pose a risk on a population scale.

Dr. Hawthorne’s philosophy of care is knowing that every patient is a unique human being, therefore they have different needs and preferences. He approaches each and every patient with an abundance of respect, transparency, consideration and empathy. Dr. Hawthorne strives to provide compassionate, individualized care to all those in need. He firmly believes in the power that knowledge has over fear believing that fear leads to denial, and denial results in more patient suffering and worse outcomes. One of his long standing principles of his practice is to empower his patients by educating them about how the body works and provide state-of-the-art information about their medical condition or diagnosis. His philosophy is that the more knowledge the patient has about their particular circumstances, the better positioned he or she is to make the best-informed decision.

Dr. Hawthorne is originally from southeastern United States. He was born in Florida and raised in Alabama being the youngest of six children. He is a beginner amateur stargazer, and is excited to be able to put his new telescope to use in the desert night sky.

Dr. Hawthorne is now accepting new patients and most major insurance plans.

Special Interests:

  • Inpatient & Outpatient Adult General Infectious Disease Medicine
  • HIV
  • Public Health
  • Acute Communicable Diseases
  • Tuberculosis
  • Clinical Informatics

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