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Faculty Spotlight: Jeffrey Hazey, MD

 
As a general surgeon and an Associate Professor at The Ohio State Univeristy, Jeffrey Hazey, MD, shows passion for the care of his patients. "You want to wake up each morning wanting to make the best out of your life-in medicine you do that one patient at a time," reflects Dr. Hazey, speaking about his motivation as educator, physician and researcher. It was his interest in education and exploration that brought him to a University such as Ohio State, so that he would have the opportunity to guide young surgeons and contribute to his field through further research.
 
Since Dr. Hazey joined Ohio State in 2003, he has been named Interim Chief, Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery. He is also co-chair of the global affairs committee for Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), which works to teach minimally invasive surgical techniques to developing countries. He also received the Brandeis Healthcare Leadership Award in 2012.
 
Jeffrey Hazey, MD, grew up in a Cleveland suburb and later received his undergraduate degree at Miami University. It was his interest in science that eventually brought him to attend medical school at Case Western Reserve University.
 
In his free time, Dr. Hazey enjoys relaxing with his family as well as exercising and playing golf.