Dr. Pele Yu (he/him) is the Director of the UAMS Mindfulness Program, and he holds the positions of Professor of Pediatrics, Biomedical Informatics, and Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Chief Medical Information Officer at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. As a proud Filipino-American, he embraces his heritage and culture, recognizing the importance of respecting and valuing diverse cultures and perspectives. Dr. Yu is dedicated to creating a more inclusive and equitable environment in his personal and professional life.
Dr. Yu’s interest in mindfulness and meditation began with his own experience with stress management techniques. The transformative power of these practices inspired him to complete the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher Training and Certification through the University of California Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute in San Diego. He is now a certified instructor for the UAMS MBSR Program and Koru Mindfulness Classes at the UAMS academic medical center and Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Yu’s commitment to improving the lives of others is a testament to his compassionate spirit and unwavering dedication to helping others. He is devoted to creating a more equitable and compassionate healthcare system that values and respects all individuals. To get in touch with Dr. Yu, please email him at FBYu@uams.edu.