Becker Elected President of OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors

Yolanda Becker MD
Yolanda Becker, MD, has been elected president of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing (OPTN/UNOS) board of directors.
Becker, who is a professor of surgery and director of kidney and pancreas transplantation at the University of Chicago Medicine, will serve a one-year term beginning in July 2017. As president, she will direct the efforts of the governing body of the organization that serves as the nation’s organ transplant network under federal contract.
“I am passionate about working to achieve the best outcomes for patients and transplanted organs, while working with our member organizations to support innovation,” Becker said.  “I will continue to build on the strong foundations set by our community to continue to discuss in a balanced, transparent and inclusive way the challenges we face in organ donation and transplantation.”  Continue reading
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