Keynote Speaker

 William Hazel

 William Hazel

Secretary of Health and Human Resources
Commonwealth of Virginia

William A. Hazel Jr., MD, an orthopaedic surgeon from northern Virginia, was elected to the American Medical Association (AMA) Board of Trustees (BOT) in June 2004.

Dr. Hazel's election to the AMA-BOT marked the culmination of 11 years of service as a delegate from Virginia. He served the Virginia delegation as chair (1999–2003), vice chairman (1996–1998) and as an alternate delegate (1993–1996). By 2001, Dr. Hazel had also served a total of 11 years on the AMA Council on Legislation-first as resident member (1986–1989), and then as chair and vice chair during the last three years of his tenure.

Dr. Hazel's service extends to state and local levels. He led his home state as speaker and president of the Medical Society of Virginia. He served as president of the Fairfax County Medical Society (1997), president-elect (1996) and treasurer (1995). A past president of the Inova Fair Oaks Hospital medical staff, Dr. Hazel also served as chairman of the Inova Health System Medical Affairs Council, which is essentially the elected chief of staff of the five Inova hospitals and the Inova Health System. In addition, he is a founding member of Commonwealth Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, the group with which he practiced until March 2010.

Dr. Hazel received his BS in civil engineering at Princeton University in 1978. He earned his medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine in 1983 and completed his orthopaedic residency at the Mayo Clinic in 1988.

In 2001, as part of his daughter's high school senior project, Dr. Hazel initiated a mission trip to Bolivia. During this trip, the medical team spent one week performing joint-replacement surgeries for patients with severe joint problems. On a subsequent trip in 2002, volunteers worked 11 days performing operations. In all, Dr. Hazel conducted 25 joint-replacement procedures during the two mission trips at San Juan de Dios, a remote public hospital serving the area's poorest population.

Dr. Hazel participates in many professional organizations, including the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American Medical Society, Duke University Davison Club, Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, Fairfax County Medical Society, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Medical Society of Virginia, Virginia Medical PAC and the Virginia Orthopaedic Surgery Society.

A dedicated member of the medical community, Dr. Hazel volunteers as the physician for Chantilly High School in Chantilly, Va. He worked as assistant orthopaedic surgeon for the Washington Redskins (1988–1995) and as the D.C. United soccer team physician (1995–2005).

Dr. Hazel lives with his wife, Cindy, in Oakton, Va. They have two grown children.

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Event Information

Thursday, April 12, 2012

7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Willard InterContinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC

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Northrop Grumman