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UNC School of Medicine Recruits Todd Hazelton, MD, Chief of the Department of Radiology's Division of Thoracic Imaging

Todd Hazelton, MD, has been named chief of the Department of Radiology’s Division of Thoracic Imaging. His first day in the role will be May 31, and he joins the department from the University of South Florida where he most recently served as chair of the Department of Radiology.

Hazelton received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of South Florida in 1985 before earning his Medical Degree from there in 1993. He completed his diagnostic radiology residency at the University of South Florida College of Medicine & Affiliated Hospitals. He then continued his studies at the University of Colorado in Denver, completing his Fellowship in thoracic imaging in 1998. 

After completing fellowship training, Hazelton accepted a position as an attending thoracic radiologist and assistant professor at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute at the University of South Florida. He remained at USF for more than two decades. During that time, he held multiple positions, including joint appointment as assistant professor of interdisciplinary oncology, associate professor, and then professor of radiology. In 2008, he Hazelton was appointed chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of South Florida.

Hazelton has written multiple articles for peer-reviewed journals and has been a corporate author as a National Lung Screen Trial research team member. He has received numerous honors and awards throughout his professional and academic career. He has over 20 years of experience training medical students and residents.

 

About UNC School of Medicine: 

“The Department of Medicine is the flagship practice of UNC Health, situated on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We are committed to diversity and inclusion and take great pride in developing outstanding physician leaders. Championing transformative research that advances medical practice, we strive to provide expert, compassionate care to each person we see in our clinics, procedure units, inpatient facilities, and, increasingly, online.

Here, teaching is a real priority. More than 70 faculty and trainees are elected members of the UNC Academy of Educators. If you are a prospective applicant to our residency program or one of our many fellowships, you will find a collegial, collaborative, and supportive community to learn and work within. 

The Department conducts innovative basic, translational, and clinical research across 11 affiliated research centers. It ranks 14th in NIH funding with investigators receiving $109 million annually for research in areas as varied as cancer immunogenetics, the microbiome, HIV, diabetes therapies, and clotting disorders. The UNC Eastowne Medical Office Building, which opened in March 2021, features an integrated multi-disciplinary Clinical Investigation Unit that supports research on many levels.

We also offer 11 NIH-sponsored T32 research fellowship training programs, as well as formalized programs that enable trainees and junior faculty members to grow and succeed.

Our clinicians are compassionate and caring experts in their subspecialties. They are particularly skilled at serving individuals with complex, chronic diseases, such as cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and vasculitis. Every year, we perform more than 350,000 clinical encounters at various locations in Chapel Hill, and across the Triangle and state. Our Value-Care Action Group takes a systems approach to enhancing the value of patient care, while ongoing initiatives aim to enhance multi-specialty collaboration.”

  

About Todd Hazelton, MD: 

Dr. Todd Hazelton is a radiologist in Tampa, Florida and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Tampa General Hospital and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital-Tampa. He received his medical degree from University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

 

Sources:

News: https://news.unchealthcare.org/2022/06/hazelton-named-chief-of-radiology-division-of-thoracic-imaging/

UNC School of Medicine: https://www.med.unc.edu/about/

Todd Hazelton, MD: https://health.usnews.com/doctors/todd-hazelton-485068

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