About the Foundation

William A. Hazel, Jr., M.D.



Bill Hazel exemplifies the gold standard ideals set forth by Dr. Claude Moore as few other professionals associated with the Foundation can. As our Senior Deputy Executive Director, Dr. Hazel brings educational, professional and philanthropic credentials to the organization that are beyond compare. He holds an M.D. degree from Duke University School of Medicine and served his Orthopedic Surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Most recently he worked in the Office of the Provost at George Mason University.

For eight years, Dr. Hazel was the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Secretary of Health and Human Resources and oversaw eleven state agencies. His past leadership roles also include service as the President of Medical Staff of INOVA Fairfax Hospital and as a past member of Inova’s Board of Trustees and Trustee of the American Medical Association. He has even served as Team Physician for the Washington Redskins and DC United. Dr. Hazel’s commitment to charitable works includes volunteerism near and far, from serving communities in rural Virginia to Bolivia. He is also the author of multiple professional publications. Dr. Hazel’s experience in the medical field, and his lifelong commitment to public health and health education, personify the mission of the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation.