The Lymphatic Education & Research Network’s (LE&RN) newly-recognized Centers of Excellence, including a facility at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), have been recognized as leaders paving the way for the diagnosis and treatment of lymphatic disease.

The virtual Centers of Excellence 2020 Summit, State-of-the-Art Lymphatic Medicine, will be held on October 2-3, 2020. The Summit will be hosted by Stanford University School of Medicine and LE&RN, and be led by Stanley Rockson, M.D., of Stanford University. Presentations will be made by each of LE&RN’s newly designated Comprehensive and Network Centers of Excellence.

According to LE&RN:

LE&RN Centers of Excellence (COE) in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lymphatic Diseases (LD) have been designed to increase access to the best possible multi-disciplinary clinical care and services for individuals affected by LD and their families through a geographically diverse network of local and/or regional clinical centers.

In addition to clinical and social services, the Centers will provide professional and lay education in the geographic areas they serve, are involved in LD clinical research, and work with LE&RN locally and internationally in its efforts to continually improve the lives of those affected by LD and their families. Applications to become a LE&RN Center of Excellence are open to institutions globally on an annual basis.

These Centers share LE&RN’s commitment to quality care and are committed to a team approach of working with LE&RN and Patient Affiliate Boards to continually monitor and improve care. Those institutions awarded a LE&RN Center of Excellence designation are subject to an extensive review process described in the Centers of Excellence Program Application.

Medical practitioners, investigators, therapists, healthcare professionals, and patients living with LD are invited to attend. CME credits for qualifying personnel are also being offered. For registration information, please visit

AIROS Medical is a past and present sponsor of LE&RN, and members of our team will attend the summit.

For reference, below is a list of recognized Centers of Excellence and their specific designations. You can also learn more about LE&RN’s Centers of Excellence standards, including a video presentation by the organization’s President & CEO, William Repicci.


This designation indicates that an institution can provide the LD services on-site, all within the same institution, and can coordinate provision of the services.

*Center for Lymphatic and Venous Disorders, Stanford University School of Medicine (Palo Alto, CA, USA)
*The Jill and Mark Fishman Center for Lymphatic Disorders at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
*CHU Montpellier (Montpellier, France)
*Derby Lymphoedema Service – Royal Derby Hospital (Derby, United Kingdom)
*Keck Medical Center of USC (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
*The Lymphatic Center at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Children’s Hospital Boston – A Teaching Affiliate of Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA, USA)
*The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (Columbus, OH, USA)
*Oregon Health & Science University Healthcare (Portland, OR, USA)
*St. George’s, University of London (London, United Kingdom)
*Texas Children’s Hospital Vascular Anomalies Center* (Houston, TX, USA)
*The University of Chicago Medicine (Chicago, IL, USA)


This designation indicates that an institution and its affiliate institutions (within walking distance) can provide the LD services.

*The ALERT Program at Macquarie University (New South Wales, Australia)
*Greater Baltimore Medical Center (Baltimore, MD, USA)
*Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York, NY, USA)
*University of Washington, Division of Plastic Surgery (Seattle, WA, USA)


This designation indicates that the institution and/or nearby collaborating institutions can provide the LD services, and that these institutions can coordinate provision of the services.

*Lymphedema Center Santa Monica (Santa Monica, CA)


This designation indicates that an institution can provide the listed surgical services.

*Integrative Lymphedema Institute (Dallas, TX, USA)
*Kameda Medical Center (Chiba Prefecture, Japan)
*The Center for Lymphatic Restoration at Swedish Medical Center (Englewood, CO, USA)
*The Center for Lymphedema Surgery at The Institute for Advanced Reconstruction (Shrewsbury, NJ, USA)
*The Genoa Center for Lymphatic Diseases (Genoa, Italy)


This designation indicates that an institution can provide particular conservative care services.

*Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network (Newington, CT, USA)
*Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, FL, USA)
*Mt. Wilga Private Hospital (Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia)
*Therapy Achievements (Huntsville, AL, USA)

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