William A. Hazel, Jr., M.D.
Chairman, Northern Virginia Medical Affairs Council
Dr. William Hazel practices general orthopedics with a special interest in sports medicine and joint replacement. He is a native of Northern Virginia and attended Princeton University where he received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. After a pre-med year at Georgetown University, he attended Duke University School of Medicine and earned his M.D. degree. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, in 1988 before returning to Northern Virginia to begin his practice. Dr. Hazel is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Sports medicine has always been an interest. Dr. Hazel was the assistant orthopedic surgeon for the Washington Redskins from 1988 to 1995. He has enjoyed a relationship with Chantilly High School for many years and has served as their team physician. Perhaps his most valuable sports medicine knowledge is the result of his experience with his own football and lacrosse injuries in high school and college.
Dr. Hazel is active in community affairs, particularly with respect to health care, at the national, state and local levels. He has served as chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Fair Oaks Hospital and is a past President of the Fairfax County Medical Society, past President of the Medical Society of Virginia and past President of the Medical Staff of INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital. He is a graduate of Leadership Fairfax.
Dr. Hazel is very active in the American Medical Association (AMA) and has served in numerous leadership positions over the years including: Delegate to the AMA, Chairman of the Virginia Delegation to the AMA, and Chairman of the AMA’s Council on Legislation. Most recently, Dr. Hazel was elected to the AMA Board of Trustees.
Dr. Hazel and his family reside in Oakton, Virginia.