Dr. Hopkins is a native of Northampton, Massachusetts. He attended University of Nebraska Lincoln and University of Nebraska Medical School. Dr. Hopkins served as a General Medical Office for the United States Navy in San Diego, then returned to Nebraska to complete his residency and to University of Iowa to complete his Fellowship in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine.

Before coming to Lincoln in 2016, Dr. Hopkins was an established Pulmonologist & Sleep Medicine physician in Omaha, working with both Pulmonary Medicine specialists and Alegent Health.  He is Board Certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine and sleep medicine.  Dr. Hopkins continues to hold a clinic on various Fridays at Lakeside Plaza in Omaha.