LE&RN Centers of Excellence (COE) provide a geographically diverse network of multidisciplinary clinical care and service centers for individuals and families affected by Lymphatic Diseases (LD). In addition to clinical and social services, the Centers 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.

Our thanks to the esteemed world leaders in lymphatic medicine who volunteered their time and talent to this venture.

The LE&RN Centers of Excellence are made possible by a generous grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and LE&RN Supporting Members like you. Join the fight against LE and LD.

Please click here to read more about LE&RN's Center of Excellence Program
Please click here to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI)

If you've been to a LE&RN Center of Excellence, take our patient survey at COEsurvey.org
Contact us at: COE@lymphaticnetwork.org
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COMPREHENSIVE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
COMPREHENSIVE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE designation indicates that an institution can provide the listed services on-site, all within the same institution, and can coordinate provision of the services. This includes meeting the minimum requirements of at least three (3) Certified Lymphedema Therapists (CLTs) on-site, and demonstrating proficiency in the following areas: diagnosis, imaging, conservative management, assessment tools, interventional therapies, surgery (with a minimum of 3 surgeons performing lymphatic surgeries), genetics, consultation, research, accountability, collegiality, administration and community involvement. ... (more) (less)
COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER OF EXCELLENCE designation indicates that an institution can provide the listed services on-site, all within the same institution, and can coordinate provision of the services for patients who have developed lymphedema as a result of cancer treatment. This includes meeting the minimum requirements of at least three (3) Certified Lymphedema Therapists (CLTs) on-site, and demonstrating proficiency in the following areas: diagnosis, imaging, conservative management, assessment tools, interventional therapies, surgery (with a minimum of 3 surgeons performing lymphatic surgeries), genetics, consultation, research, accountability, collegiality, administration and community involvement. ... (more) (less)
COMPREHENSIVE PEDIATRIC CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
COMPREHENSIVE PEDIATRIC CENTER OF EXCELLENCE designation indicates that an institution can provide the listed services on-site, all within the same institution, for children and young adults, and can coordinate provision of the services. This includes meeting the minimum requirements of at least three (3) Certified Lymphedema Therapists (CLTs) on-site, and demonstrating proficiency in the following areas: diagnosis, imaging, conservative management, assessment tools, interventional therapies, surgery (with a minimum of 3 surgeons performing lymphatic surgeries), genetics, consultation, research, accountability, collegiality, administration and community involvement, as well as referrals for patients no longer treated due to age restrictions. ... (more) (less)
NETWORK OF EXCELLENCE
NETWORK OF EXCELLENCE designation indicates that an institution and its affiliate institutions (within close geographical proximity) can provide the listed services. For example, University “A” School of Medicine, University “A” Teaching Hospital, University “A” Cancer Center, and University “A” Rehabilitation Facility can provide the listed services, and can coordinate provision of the services. This includes meeting the minimum requirements of at least three (3) Certified Lymphedema Therapists (CLTs) within the network, and demonstrating proficiency in the following areas: diagnosis, imaging, conservative management, assessment tools, interventional therapies, surgery (with a minimum of 3 surgeons performing lymphatic surgeries within the network), genetics, consultation, research, accountability, collegiality, administration and community involvement. ... (more) (less)
REFERRAL NETWORK OF EXCELLENCE
REFERRAL NETWORK OF EXCELLENCE designation indicates that the institution and/or nearby collaborating institutions can provide the listed services, and that these institutions can coordinate provision of the services. For example, University “A” School of Medicine, University “B” Teaching Hospital, “C” Cancer Center, and Private Practice “D” Rehabilitation Facility can provide the listed services, and can coordinate provision of the services. This includes meeting the minimum requirements of at least three (3) Certified Lymphedema Therapists (CLTs) within the referral network, and demonstrating proficiency in the following areas: diagnosis, imaging, conservative management, assessment tools, interventional therapies, surgery (with a minimum of 3 surgeons performing lymphatic surgeries within the referral network), genetics, consultation, research, accountability, collegiality, administration and community involvement. ... (more) (less)
  • Lymphedema Center Santa Monica (Santa Monica, CA, USA)
  • Vail Health/Shaw Cancer Center (Edwards, CO, USA)
LYMPHATIC DISEASE (LD) SURGERY CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
LYMPHATIC DISEASE (LD) SURGERY CENTER OF EXCELLENCE designation indicates that an institution (i.e., a cancer care center or large teaching hospital/network) can provide the listed surgical services. This includes meeting the minimum requirements of at least three (3) Certified Lymphedema Therapists (CLTs) on-site or within the network, and demonstrating proficiency in the following areas: diagnosis, imaging, conservative management, surgery (with a minimum of 3 surgeons performing lymphatic surgeries within the network), research, accountability, collegiality, administration and community involvement. ... (more) (less)
LYMPHATIC DISEASE (LD) CONSERVATIVE CARE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
LYMPHATIC DISEASE (LD) CONSERVATIVE CARE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE designation indicates that an institution can provide the listed conservative care services on-site or within their own network. This includes meeting the minimum requirements of at least three (3) Certified Lymphedema Therapists (CLTs) on-site or within the network, and demonstrating proficiency in the following areas: diagnosis, conservative management, assessment tools, research, accountability, collegiality, administration and community involvement. ... (more) (less)
  • 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)