Dr. Thomas Markello, one of the researchers working on Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome in Dr. William Gahl’s lab at the National Institutes of Health, was honored by the Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Network as this year’s Doctor of the Year.
Dr. Markello is the primary investigator for the multidrug trial to treat the advanced pulmonary fibrosis of Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome. He’s also been involved with various other aspects of HPS research.
Dr. Markello has always been willing to give freely of his time outside of the lab to help the HPS community. He’s made a number of outreach trips with the HPS Network to places such as Florida and Puerto Rico to help HPS patients and to help build awareness of the syndrome in the medical community.