CME Presentations

Kidney Transplantation


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Speakers

  • Yolanda Becker, MD, FACS, FAST,

    Yolanda Becker, MD, FACS, FAST,

    Yolanda Becker, MD, FACS, FAST,

    Director of Professional and Career Development

    Yolanda Becker, MD, FACS, FAST, is the Director of Professional and Career Development at Texas Christian University Medical School. She is a retired professor of surgery and former Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation at University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Becker is a past Board President of the OPTN/UNOS (Organ Procurement and Transplant Network/United Network for Organ Sharing). She participated in the development of the recent NASEM report, “Realizing the Promise of Equity in the Transplant System” nd the KDIGO conference on the Challenges in the Management of the Kidney Allograft. In recognition of her work, Dr. Becker was named a Fellow of the American Society of Transplant and has been awarded the Friend of Nursing Award by the International Transplant Nurses Society.
  • John Friedewald, MD

    John Friedewald, MD

    John Friedewald, MD

    Professor of Medicine and Surgery

    John Friedewald, MD, works as a transplant nephrologist in Chicago. He is the Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and the Comprehensive Transplant Center. In addition, Dr. Friedewald is the Medical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His clinical interests include organ allocation policy and improving options for highly sensitized patients through desensitization and kidney paired donation (KPD). One of his main research interests is developing non-invasive genomic biomarkers for use in transplantation. Furthermore, Dr. Friedewald is a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology, American Society of Transplantation, and the American College of Physicians.
  • Michelle Josephson, MD

    Michelle Josephson, MD

    Michelle Josephson, MD

    Professor of Medicine and Surgery

    Michelle Josephson, MD, is the Professor of Medicine and Surgery at University of Chicago, the Medical Director of the University of Chicago Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program, and the Program Director of the Transplant Nephrology Fellowship. She currently serves as the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) President-Elect. Dr. Josephson was a member of the KDIGO international workgroup that wrote “Care of the Transplant Recipient Guidelines,” and she co-chaired the KDIGO Controversies Conference on “Challenges in Management of the Kidney Allograft: From Decline to Failure.” Her research interests are live kidney donor, post-transplant bone disease, BK virus, and pregnancy in transplant recipients. Dr. Josephson is deeply committed to education of kidney transplantation.

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