Quick Facts

Undergraduate Degree: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School: St. Louis University
Residency: University of Tennessee
Graduate Degree: Liberty University
Professional Organizations: BSTARS, Church Health Center, Life Choices Pregnancy Help Clinic, Christian Medical and Dental Associations, March of Dimes, Postpartum Support International, & the Midsouth Perinatal Bereavement Council

Yvonne Moore, MD, MA, FACOG


Dr. Yvonne Frank Moore is a native Memphian and a board-certified OB/GYN who has been in private practice in Memphis since 1984. She holds a BA in biology and psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. Her medical degree was earned at St. Louis University while her residency was performed here at the University of Tennessee. In 2007 she earned a Master’s degree in Human Relations (counseling) from Liberty University.

Over the years she has served on several medical boards including Postpartum Support International, Life Choices Pregnancy Help Center, and BSTARS, a support group for breastfeeding moms of color.

Service & Awards

Dr. Moore has held numerous board of director positions over the years including:

  • The Christian Medical and Dental Associations
  • Life Choices Pregnancy Help Clinic
  • March of Dimes
  • MidSouth Perinatal Bereavement Council
  • Postpartum Support International

She currently serves on the board of BSTARS Breastfeeding Support group. Dr. Moore has served and is serving on several committees at both Methodist and Baptist Hospitals and is a volunteer physician for the Church Health Center.

Dr. Moore is a previous recipient of the Physician Champion Award given by the staff and administration at Baptist Women's Hospital for “Excellence and Cooperation in Patient Care.”

She was also recognized in 2017 by the local chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women for “Outstanding Service in the Field of Healthcare In the Memphis Community.”

Personal Interests

She is the widow of the late Rev. James Lee Moore, Jr. and the mother to two adult children, Kyra and Justin Sims. She is an active member of True Light Baptist Church where she is a part of the social media team and the book club. She writes a healthy living blog for her patients and community that can be found at ymoore4health.com. She is also the volunteer wellness coach for Dreamgirls Healthier You, a support group of ladies from all over the country who simply want to become their healthiest selves. In addition, Dr. Moore is an administrator of the Facebook page for Adapt Your Life Academy where participants are supported in living a low-carb lifestyle.

Dr. Moore is an avid sports fan and an enthusiastic interval runner. She is a perennial St. Jude Hero, running to raise funds for St. Jude Children's research hospital. She participates in Black Girls Run and Black Girls Rock the 50 States. In late 2021 she completed the challenge of finishing at least one half marathon in each of the 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico.

Since retiring from delivering babies, Dr. Moore’s practice now focuses on gynecology and helping her patients to live healthier lives as they age through positive lifestyle and behavioral changes.