Yolanda T. Becker, MD

Transplant, Surgery | More

Professor of Surgery

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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Yolanda T. 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 president of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing (OPTN/UNOS) board of directors.

Dr. Becker was one of the physicians leaders of the transplant care team that made history in December 2018 after performing two triple-organ transplants within 27 hours, replacing the failing hearts, livers and kidneys of 29-year-olds Sarah McPharlin and Daru Smith.

UChicago Faculty Physicians who provide services at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial are not employees or agents of UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial.

Specialties

Areas of Expertise

  • Dialysis
  • Kidney & Pancreas Transplant
  • Living-Donor Procedures

Medical Education

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Internship

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Residency

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Fellowship

  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • H. William Scott, Jr. Society
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • Women Executives in Science and Healthcare
  • Southeastern Surgical Congress
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • American Society of Transplantation
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English

World's First Back-to-Back Heart-Liver-Kidney Transplants

UChicago Medicine physicians made history in December 2018 after performing two triple-organ transplants within 27 hours, replacing the failing hearts, livers and kidneys of 29-year-olds Sarah McPharlin and Daru Smith.