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Yolanda Becker, MD, FACS

Board Member

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Dr. Yolanda T. Becker served as a professor of surgery and director of kidney and pancreas transplantation at University of Chicago Medicine.

She attended Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed her residency at Vanderbilt University. She then completed her transplant fellowship at the University of Wisconsin where she joined the faculty prior to coming to the University of Chicago. Dr. Becker is a past Board President of the OPTN/UNOS (Organ Procurement and Transplant Network/United Network for Organ Sharing). In recognition of her work, Dr. Becker was named a Fellow of the American Society of Transplantation and has also been awarded the “Friend of Nursing" Award by the International Transplant Nurses Society.

After retiring from the University of Chicago in 2021, she got involved with SODA as an advisor dedicated to helping SODA form national partnerships and ensure consistent funding support.

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