Dr. Teckman attended Miami University in Ohio and received his MD from Washington University. He completed pediatric residency and a fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University. In 10 years on the faculty of Washington University he became a leading clinician in pediatric hepatology, was Interim Medical Director of Pediatric Liver Transplant, and established an extramurally funded research laboratory.
In 2005 he joined Saint Louis University as Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology at a time when the medical school identified liver diseases as one of five core research programs. Under Dr. Teckman’s leadership, faculty and staff have more than doubled, research funding within the division has tripled, and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon now is the site of regionally and nationally respected programs for the treatment of pediatric liver diseases, nutrition and motility disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, Hepatitis B and C, and Alpha-1.
Dr. Teckman has also served as Associate Chair of Pediatrics for Research, Co-Chair of Strategic Planning for Pediatrics, and as an elected faculty representative to the SLUCare Board. He is still active in clinical care and research focusing on how liver damage happens and how to stop with 25 years of continuous extramural grant funding.
Dr. Teckman was recently named as Interim Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, and received the inaugural James & Patricia Monteleone Endowed Professor in Gastroenterology and Hepatology this year from SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation.
Jeff is blessed by his wife, Jennifer and their two children.