Yumi Turmelle, MD, receives honor from the American Liver AssociationOn October 15, Yumi Turmelle, Washington University pediatric gastroenterologist and medical director of the Liver Transplant Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, was recognized as the Medical Honoree at the American Liver Foundation (ALF) Flavor’s of St. Louis event. 

“We are thrilled to honor Dr. Turmelle for her dedication to the liver community,” said Jackie Dominguez, ALF Mid America Division Field Director. “She is an advocate for patients with liver disease, serves on the American Liver Foundation (ALF) Mid America Board of Directors, and was instrumental in launching the ALF Medical Advisory Committee this past year.”   

Dr. Turmelle's interests include liver transplant and cholestatic liver disease. She is also the medical director of the Liver Care Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. In addition to running a busy clinical practice focused on liver transplant, Dr. Turmelle serves as the principal investigator to multiple clinical trials involved in pediatric liver disease.

Dr. Turmelle understands that trainees from underrepresented groups face unique challenges and currently serves as the chair of the Faculty Diversity Committee. She also serves as an Advisory Dean of Student affairs for the medical students where she provides academic and career development mentorship. Within the Pediatric Department, she serves as a co-director for the Office of Faculty Development.