Akshata Hopkins, MD

Enneagram Magic

Self awareness is key to personal growth and change. The magic lies in how the enneagram offers a framework to better understand the “why” behind your actions AND those around you. During this session, we will do a deep dive into how to use the enneagram to promote self-discovery, provide feedback and improve teaming at work and at home.


Artistic Expression

In this interactive group session, led by Dr. Akshata Hopkins and artist Melanie Grein, you’ll learn how art can be used to tap into unexplored creative spaces of your brain. Through different media, this hands-on class will make art approachable and fun. No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided.

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Dr. Akshata Hopkins is an academic pediatric hospitalist and residency program director at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (JHACH) in St. Petersburg, Florida. After 14 years as a proud member of the University of Florida medical community (Gainesville and Jacksonville), she was excited to return back home! 

As an “elder millennial” residency program director and medical educator, Dr. Hopkins trains the next generation of pediatric clinicians and leaders to lead with intent, purpose, curiosity and compassion. Utilizing modern teaching principles, innovative methodologies and creative design thinking, she has built numerous personal and professional development workshops to guide trainees in self-discovery and professional identity formation. She incorporates storytelling, expressive art and positive psychology to help foster provider self-compassion and humanism in medicine. 

Dr. Hopkins is an active member of the Florida Chapter of the AAP and the ex-officio chair of the Society of Hospital Medicine Pediatrics Executive Council. She recently completed her term as Chair of Consortium of Pediatric Hospital Medicine and helped usher the transition of Pediatric Hospital Medicine becoming an official board eligible subspecialty.

Dr. Hopkins loves spending time outdoors with her husband and two hockey loving boys. She can also be found exploring different mixed media/painting techniques and sharing them with those around her, including the incredible Women in Pediatrics group!