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Professor of Surgery Director, Kidney and Pancreas Program

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Yolanda T. Becker, MD
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.

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; Fellowship: Association for Surgical Education

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • H. William Scott Society
  • Association of Academic Surgeons
  • 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 POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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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.