Elmi Muller is a South African health care leader and transplant surgeon. She has extensive experience as a leader and advisor in several national and international professional societies and organizations. She has worked and trained clinicians in Africa through the ISN Educational Ambassador’s programme and had been involved in several workshops of the World Health Organisation. She is currently a member of the WHO Taskforce for Organ Donation and Transplantation. Her research on HIV positive-to-positive transplantation had a transformative impact on policy, service delivery and society in general, as it redefined practices and beliefs in the field of transplantation. For this work she was awarded the College of Fellows Research Award of the University of Cape Town in October 2010, the Checkers-Shoprite Women of the Year award in 2011, the Women in Transplant Hero award of The Transplantation Society in 2016 and the Alan Pifer Research Award at the University of Cape Town in 2019. She is the current Chair and Head of the Division of General Surgery at the University of Cape Town and holds an A1 NRF Research rating in South Africa.