Dr. Jesse Roman was awarded the Doctor of the Year Award at the 24th Annual Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Network Conference, held March 10 – 12 at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, N.Y.
Dr. Roman is a Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University Of Louisville School Of Medicine. He is also Chairman of the Department of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders Medicine and a Distinguished University Scholar. Dr. Roman has taken on helping patients with Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome as a personal cause. He lead the way by reaching out to contacts and partners in Puerto Rico to establish a clinic for patients with HPS in Puerto Rico. He is originally from Puerto Rico, where he attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico and did his residency at San Juan Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He also completed a fellowship at Washington University.