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Markle1[1].jpg William H. Markle, MD
Sr Associate Program Director and Family Medicine Faculty






 
Education
Pennsylvania State University
Hershey Medical Center
Hershey PA
 
Residency
Medical College of Virginia in Blackstone VA
 
Certification
Board-certified in Family Medicine
 
Joined Faculty
1997
 
Biography
William Markle, MD is a native of western Pennsylvania and a 1973 graduate of Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine in Hershey, PA. He completed a family medicine residency at the Medical College of Virginia in Blackstone, VA in 1976 and helped start the Mannboro Medical Center in an underserved rural area of central Virginia. Dr. Markle was in solo family medicine practice in Mannboro until 1987, when he joined the Wycliffe Bible Translators. He served as the medical coordinator for the Indonesia branch of Wycliffe until 1994 doing primary care, teaching, and community health work in Irian Jaya, Indonesia. He received a diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene from Mahidol University, Bangkok in 1993 and a certificate of knowledge in clinical tropical medicine and travelersí health in 1997.
In 1994 he became assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and served as the Pre-Doc Director and Clerkship Director of Family Medicine. He helped establish the Area of Concentration in Global Health at Pitt and helped many students with global health electives. He joined with 2 other Pittsburgh physicians to form Shoulder to Shoulder Pittsburgh/San Jose to bring health care to an isolated area of Honduras and served as treasurer of this organization. In 2006 he completed a faculty development program on Addressing the Health Needs of the Underserved and was able to establish the 9th Street Free clinic for the uninsured in McKeesport, where he serves as medical director. He has had many international experiences and is currently involved in a community development project in Haiti. He served with the American Refugee Committee in disaster relief activities in Indonesia and Haiti. He received the call to Service Volunteer Service Award for over 4000 hours of volunteer service from President Obama in 2012.
He joined the UPMC McKeesport Family Medicine Residency as a preceptor in January 1997 and became the program director in 2002 and the Senior Associate Director in 2012. He became a Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the medical school in 2006.

Dr. Markle's interests include health care of underserved populations, rural health, global health, tropical medicine and Parasitology.
 
Faculty Appointment
* Clinical Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (Pitt)
* Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor
 
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