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 is the vice president/president-elect of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing (OPTN/UNOS), and will become president of the organization in 2017.
The University of Chicago Medicine
Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Internship and Residency
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
American College of Surgeons
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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.
View a partial list of Dr. Becker's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.