MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Hannah W. Hazard, M.D., has been appointed chief of the West Virginia University Division of Surgical Oncology by Don K. Nakayama, M.D., M.B.A., chair of the WVU School of Medicine Department of Surgery. Dr. Hazard has been a member of the department for six years and is board certified in general surgery.
Hazard attended Dickinson College for her undergraduate education and earned her medical degree at WVU. After a surgical residency at WVU, she completed a fellowship in breast diseases at Northwestern University in Chicago. Hazard returned to WVU as a faculty member in the Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology.

Focusing on benign and malignant disease of the breast, Hazard is an integral part of the multidisciplinary team of physicians and healthcare providers at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. This approach allows for coordinated surgical planning with the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, when necessary.

In addition to her clinical practice, Hazard serves as a member of the WVU School of Medicine Admissions Committee and as the School’s assistant dean for admissions.

“During her tenure as interim chief of surgical oncology this past year, she successfully helped recruit three additional surgical oncologists,” Dr. Nakayama said. “Dr. Hazard brings enthusiasm, dedication and innovative professionalism to this position.”
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ah: 09-30-13