Dr. Shane Hawksworth, MD, FAANS, is a board-certified neurological surgeon and a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Medical Corps. He has extensive experienced in general and minimally invasive neurosurgery, with a passion for treating tumors of the brain, spine and pituitary

He graduated with honors from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then earned his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Hawksworth completed his residency in neurological surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

During his residency, he received the Neurosurgery Resident Award after earning one of highest scores in the nation on the written American Board of Neurosurgery exam. He has received numerous additional accolades. Dr. Hawksworth received the Edward L. Spatz, MD, Award for Excellence in Neurosurgery in medical school. He placed first in the Congress of Neurological Surgeons SANS Resident Competition. He also received the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies Julius Goodman Resident Award for the top socioeconomic abstract at the 2014 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting.

Dr. Hawksworth has written several peer-reviewed publications and has given multiple national and international research presentations. He is active in many professional organizations, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons.


Medical School
Boston University School of Medicine

Neurological surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Certifications & Memberships

Board-certified in neurological surgery


American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons



Languages Spoken


Procedures & Conditions

Conditions treated:

  • Brain tumors
  • Chronic back pain
  • Subdural hematoma
  • Epidural hematoma
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Chiari malformations
  • Cervical spine disorders
  • Lumbar spine disorders
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Hydrocephalus 
  • Myelopathy
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal instability
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spine tumors
  • Trigeminal neuralgia 
  • Compressing vertebral fractures

Procedures performed:

  • Brain biopsy
  • Brain tumor resection
  • Spinal tumor resection
  • Vagal nerve stimulator placement
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Lumbar interbody fusion
  • Lumbar spinal instrumentation and fusion
  • Revision spine surgery 
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal cord stimulator placement
  • Ventriculoperitoneal and ventriculoatrial shunt 
  • Gamma knife radiosurgery


Neurological Surgery

Office Locations

Neurosurgical Specialists of El Paso - West
1700 North Oregon
Ste 710
El Paso, TX 79902
Phone: (915) 351-1444
Fax: (915) 533-3285