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Yolanda T. Becker, MD

Professor of Surgery

Director, Kidney and Pancreas Program

Yolanda Becker, MD, is an expert surgeon. She specializes in kidney and pancreas transplantation, dialysis access surgery, and living-donor procedures.

Also a respected physician scientist, Dr. Becker is widely known for her clinical research on reducing transplant rejection rates and her basic research in immunology. She has authored more than 100 scientific articles and abstracts in publications, such as the American Journal of Transplantation, Transplantation, and Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation.

Dr. Becker is a featured speaker at medical conferences across the globe, and a recognized leader in the field of transplantation. She serves on the board of directors for the American Society of Transplantation and was recently elected president of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing (OPTN/UNOS) board of directors.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Medicine Center for
Advanced Care at Orland Park
14290 S. La Grange Rd
Orland Park, IL 60462

Board Certification


Medical School

Johns Hopkins University

Internship and Residency

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN


University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Association for Surgical Education, Springfield, IL


American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
American Society of Transplantation
Association of Academic Surgeons
Association of Women Surgeons
H. William Scott Society
Southeastern Surgical Congress
Women Executives in Science and Healthcare

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6319

Office Fax

(773) 702-2126

Office Postal Address

Yolanda Becker, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 5027
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Read More About Dr. Becker

Learn more about our leading edge, personalized kidney and pancreas transplant care in this story about two thriving transplant recipients.

One family created a book about their brother-to-brother living-donor kidney transplant journey to help educate children and families about organ donation. Dr. Becker is featured in this inspiring story.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Becker's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.