Medical Resources

Most in our community understand that locating a practitioner who is knowledgeable about lipedema is nearly an impossibility. This listing has been compiled over the years from input from lipedema patients in numerous support groups and is constantly being updated. This resource is meant to provide a first step in locating a practitioner – for diagnosis, treatment, or surgery, and is not a recommendation for any particular practitioner.

It is recommended to contact any practitioner you are considering to ensure that they are still in practice and can help you with lipedema.

A Prayer for Our Practitioners

How to Search for a Specialist

There are several methods to use to look for a practitioner who is knowledgeable about lipedema. Those specialties which usually are good places to look are: cardiologists, vascular/vein doctors, dermatologists and lymphedema clinics.

The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine offers a physician search locator for Certified Vein Specialists.

The Ehlers-Danlos Society offers the Ehlers Danlos Healthcare Professionals Directory for physicians and therapists.

The Lipedema Foundation also offers tips on finding a lipedema specialist.

How to Find a Good Doctor

Practitioner Listing
by Country, State & City

Please review this listing to ensure that your practitioners are represented, and if not, please contact me so I can add them. Thank you so much for your contribution of information to the site. Sharing our collective knowledge greatly benefits our community.

*Surgeons

Argentina

Andres Freschi* – Buenos Aires

Australia

Chris Lekich* – Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melborne, Sydney
Naveen Somia* – Bella Vista, Bondi Junction

Austria

Andrea Osserger* – Linz
Matthias Sandhofer* – Linz
Klaus Schrogendorfer* – Vienna

Brazil

Alexandre Amato – Sao Paulo
Fabio Kamamoto* – Sao Paulo

Canada

Erin Brown* – Vancouver, British Columbia NO LONGER ACCEPTING PATIENTS
Marc Dupere* – Toronto, Ontario
Amjad Junaid – Hamilton, Ontario

Czech Republic

Jiri Solc* – Plzen

Egypt

Ahmed Ali Taha* – Zayed City

Germany

Axel Baumgartner* – Lubeck
Franz Bien* – Cologne
Christian Belay – Munich, Munster
Mario Brandenstein – Dusseldorf
Kurt Braunbeck* – Mainz
Michael Bromba* – Heidbergweg
Kay-Hendrik Busch* – Bonn
Cenk Cetegen* – Kassel
Agnieszka Czarnecka – Halle (Saale)
Erhan Demir* – Cologne
Oliver Doebler* – Berlin
Cecilia Duma* – Darmstadt
Yvonne Frambach* – Lubeck
Ana Domingos-Hadamitzki – Hildesheim
Bernhard Fichtl – Regensburg
Mojtaba Ghods* – Potsdam
Brigitte Habermalz* – Ruhr
Falk-Christian Heck* – Ruhr
Bernard Hofman – Bremen
Manuel Hrabowski* – Mannheim
Jafar Jorjani* – Bonn
Birgit Jungehulsing – Berlin
Kai Klasmeyer* – Cologne
Karl Klein* – Burbach
Tobias Kurz* – Hamburg
Frank Labschies* – Berlin
Peter Leuthner – Munich, Munster
Katrin Lossagk – Munich, Munster
Thorsten Matthes* – Hamburg
Ilka Meier-Vollrath* – Lubeck
Sebastian Michel – Munich, Munster
Boris Mueller* – Darmstadt
Daniel Mueller* – Grunwald
Klaus Mueller* – Hamburg
Michael Offermann* – Bochum, Essen, Mulheim
Hans-Ulrich Puschel* – Ingolstadt
Ingo Roder – Munich, Munster
Christian Roessing* – Berlin
Barbara Rotter-Auell – Darmstadt RETIRING
Henning Ryssel* – Mannheim
Gerhard Sattler* – Darmstadt
Michael Sau­ter – Munich, Munster
Anette Schafer-Gornisch – Kaiserslautern
Franz Schingale* – Pommelsbrunn
Johannes Schmitt – Stuttgart
Dietmar Scholz – Wiesbaden
Apostolos Siafliakis – Munich, Munster
Boris Sommer* – Frankfurt
Johanna Steiner* – Berlin
Alexander Stoff* – Cologne
Christian Stanger* – Darmstadt
Albert Streminski – Koln
Josef Stutz* – Wald
Andrea Tolle – Monheim am Rhein
Domi­nik von Luko­wicz* – Munich, Munster
Beate Withoft – Neutraubling
Bertram Wittrin – Kiel
Annette Zeller – Kaufbeuren
Andreas Ziegler – Henstedt-Ulzburg

Ireland

Max Mahendran – Cork

Italy

Agostino Bruno* – Rome
Frank Labschies* – Rome
Nicola Vaia* – Rome

Mexico

Claudio Lopez Giacoman* – Guadalupe, Zacatecas
Alfonso Vargas Martinez* – Tijuana

Netherlands

Hajo Bruining* – Amsterdam
Alwam Damen – Tilburg
Loek Habbema* – Bussum
Don Ottens* – Amsterdam, Hengelo
Leon Plusje* – Beverwijk

Poland

Magdalena Nowicka* – Bialystok

Spain

Belen Alanso* – Madrid
Burgos de la Obra* – Madrid
Jorge Balaguer Cambra* – Valencia, Xativa
Miguel Chamosa* – Madrid
Christian Heck* – Madrid
Nicolas Mosquera* – Madrid
Ana Ortigos – Gijon, Principado de Asturias
Gemma Pons* – Barcelona
Jose Luis Simarro – Madrid
Ana Torres* – Barcelona
Stefan Welss* – Madrid
Christian Weigand* – Madrid

Sweden

Hakan Brorson* – Uppsala
Mattias Elmer* – Stockholm
Angelica Hagelberg* – Stockholm
Magnus Kjelsberg* – Stockholm
Anders Liss* – Uppsala
Aili Low* – Uppsala

Switzerland

Andrea Braun – Baar

Turkey

Ali Riza Oreroglu – Istanbul

United Kingdom

Anne Dancey* – Birmingham
Amar Ghattaura* – Cardiff
Kristiana Gordon* – London
Puneet Gupta – London
Vasu Karri – Willerby NOT IN PRACTICE
The London Clinic – London
Peter Mortimer – London
Alex Munnoch* – Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Dennis Wolf* – London

*Surgeons

United States

Alabama

George Hipp (205) 342-2552 – Tuscaloosa
Duane Randleman – Auburn, Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery

Alaska

Armen Roupenian – Anchorage

Arizona

Fanny Bangoura – Tucson
Eric Berens – Tucson
Joshua Berkowitz – Mesa
Nicole Cascella – Mesa
Swarna Chaliki – Phoenix
Jennifer Clark – Tucson
Kyle Cronin – Scottsdale
Kelli Favata – Chandler RELOCATING TO INDIVIDUAL PRACTICE IN AUGUST 2022
Clay Forsberg* – Scottsdale UNVERIFIED
David Galbreath – Chandler
Karen Garby – Tempe, Scottsdale
Clifford Gazda – Phoenix
Karen Herbst – Tucson
Kathleen Iveson – Tucson
David Kelly* – Scottsdale UNVERIFIED
Ethan Larson* – Tucson
Koushik Nag – Avondale, Buckeye, Quartzsite
Adam Nally – Surprise
Kenneth Osorio – Mesa
Remus Repta* – Scottsdale
Peter Wu* – Phoenix

Arkansas

Nosheen Mian – Sherwood

California

David Amron* – Beverly Hills
Philip Brazio* – Los Angeles
Jennifer Curtin – Mountain View
Laila Elkeeb* – Newport Beach
Jason Emer* – Hollywood
Jack Friedlander* – Roseville
Jay Granzow* – Torrance NO BMI LIMIT FOR SURGERY
Karen Herbst – Beverly Hills
Emily Iker – Santa Monica
David Kahn* – Palo Alto
Timothy Katzen* – Beverly Hills
Gerald Khachi* – Sacramento
Gregory Lukaszewicz – South San Francisco
Minh-Bao Mundschenk* – Sacramento
Dung Nguyen* – Palo Alto
Ketan Patel* – Los Angeles
David Rosenberg* – Beverly Hills
Stanley Rockson – Palo Alto
Jaime Schwartz* – Beverly Hills
Michael Schwartz* – Pasadena

Colorado

Julie Jones – Denver
Adam Palazzari – Lafayette
Pankaj Timsina – Denver, Lafayette

Connecticut

Aylah Clark – Avon

Delaware

Nadiv Shapira* – Wilmington

Florida

Omar Beidas* – Orlando BMI MUST BE <50 FOR SURGERY
Carmel Celestin – Weston
Margarita Correa – Clermont, Kissimmee, Orlando
Sam Gershenbaum* – Miami
Meegan Gruber* – Sarasota UNVERIFIED
Samuel Martin – Vascular Vein Centers – Orlando
Mireda Martínez – Orlando
Adam Perlman – Jacksonville
Scott Tapper – Stuart
Thomas Su* – Tampa STAGES 1 AND 2 ONLY

Georgia

Marcia Byrd* – Roswell
Angela Cheng* – Atlanta
James Combs – Fayetteville, Newnan
Thomas Hagopian* – Atlanta
Arnold Smalls – LaGrange
Vein Specialists of the South – Locust Grove, Macon, Warner Robins

Hawaii

Do you know of a practitioner? Please contact me so I can add them to this list.

Idaho

Do you know of a practitioner? Please contact me so I can add them to this list.

Illinois

Joseph Feldman – Evanston
Rebecca Garza* – Chicago
Rachel Gustafson – Kewanee, Sheffield
Karol Gutowski* – Glenview
Summer Hanson* – Chicago
Daniel Krochmal* – Chicago, Hillsdale NO BMI LIMIT FOR SURGERY

Andrea Martin* – Glenview
Helen Xenos – Chicago

Indiana

Roy Arnold – Evansville
Bernard Salameh* – Newburgh BMI MUST BE <35 FOR SURGERY

Iowa

Afzal Erik Abdullah – Bettendorf
Kathy Devine – Coralville
John Stoddard Cancer Center – Des Moines

Kansas

Dale Denning – Lawrence RETIRED

Kentucky

David Lipski* – Louisville
Carl Paige – Louisville
Lauren Podkowirow – Lexington
Bernard Salameh* – Bowling Green BMI MUST BE <35 FOR SURGERY

Louisiana

London Guidry – Baton Rouge
Brandie Henry – Baton Rouge
Raoul Manalac – Baton Rouge

Maine

Do you know of a practitioner? Please contact me so I can add them to this list.

Maryland

Oluseyi Aliu* – Baltimore
Center for Vascular Medicine – Annapolis, Columbia, Easton, Glen Burnie, Greenbelt, Prince Frederick, Silver Spring, Waldorf
Damon Cooney* – Baltimore
Alan Kimmel – Towson
Sanjiv Lakhanpal – Greenbelt
Paul Lucas – Baltimore

Massachusetts

Boston Lymphatic Center – Boston
Brett Carroll – Boston
Antonia Chen – Boston, Chestnut Hill, Westwood
Arin Greene – Boston
Elliot Lach* – Boston
Gregory Piazza – Boston
Sumner Slavin* – Chestnut Hill
Takara Stanley – Boston

Michigan

Syed Alam – Battle Creek
David Amalfitano – Traverse City
Michael Bischoff – Novi
Center for Vascular Medicine – Allen Park, Caledonia, Dearborn
Celia Egan – Grand Rapids
Manuel Garcia – East Lansing, Grand Ledge
Amy Goebel – Grand Rapids
Glen Hastings* (269) 983-3368 – St. Joseph
Brian Heeringa – Cadillac, Traverse City
Suzanne Jones – Ann Arbor
Nicole Kennedy – Auburn Hills
Jordan Knepper – Jackson
Erika Koerner – Jackson
Jennifer Kolenko – Grand Rapids
Theodore Kung* – Ann Arbor LIMITED AREAS
Sarah Pope – Frankenmuth
Justin Riutta – Royal Oak, Taylor, Troy
Thomas Wakefield – Ann Arbor

Minnesota

Haraldur Bjarnason – Rochester
Laxmana Godishala – Edina
Thom Rooke – Rochester
Erin Swift – Minneapolis
Helen Thomas – Minneapolis
Andrea Westby – Minneapolis

Mississippi

Duane Randleman – Ridgeland
Rishi Roy – Jackson

Missouri

Tapas Ghose – Liberty
Mahrukh Khan – St. Louis
Justin Sacks* – Creve Coeur, St. Louis
Robin West – Blue Springs
Thomas Wright* – O’Fallon WEIGHT LIMIT 350# FOR SURGERY

Montana

Do you know of a practitioner? Please contact me so I can add them to this list.

Nebraska

Coleen Stice* – Omaha

Nevada

Timothy Katzen* – Las Vegas
Eddy Luh – Las Vegas
Erez Dayan* – Reno

New Hampshire

Do you know of a practitioner? Please contact me so I can add them to this list.

New Jersey

The Center for Lymphedema Surgery LE&RN Center of Excellence – Brick, Bridgewater, East Brunswick, Edison, Egg Harbor Township, Flemington, Florham Park, Freehold, Hackensack, Jackson, Jersey City, Linwood, Manahawkin, Montclair, Paramus, Pennington, Shrewsbury, Union, Voorhees, Washington Township
Center for Vascular Medicine – Bayonne, Jersey City, New Brunswick
Victoria Falcone* – Lambertville, Maple Shade
Kathleen Francis – Livingston
Lipedema Centers – West Caldwell
New York Surgical Associates* – Roseland
Lisa Schneider* – Montclair, Red Bank
Boris Volshteyn* – Edison, West Long Branch

New Mexico

Kristina Sanchez – Albuquerque

New York

Kerem Bortecen* New York
The Center for Lymphedema Surgery LE&RN Center of Excellence – New York, Suffern
Joseph Dayan* – New York
David Gruener* – New York
Cluny Lefevre – New York
Lipedema Centers – Hampton Bays, New York, Pearl River, Roslyn
Ryan Neinstein* – New York
New York Surgical Associates* – New York
Ulysses Scarpidis* – New York
Lisa Schneider* – New York, Plainview, Water Mill
Mark Smith – Great Neck NO LONGER ACCEPTING PATIENTS
Jennifer Svahn – New York
Peter Taub* – New York

North Carolina

Daniel Geersen – Raleigh
Carmella Gismondi-Eagan – Mooresville
Michael Girouard – Charlotte, Clemmons, Huntersville, Raleigh, Statesville
Lindy McHutchison – Durham, Pinehurst
Nicholas Pennnings – Buies Creek
Cynthia Shortell – Durham, Raleigh
Suman Wasan – Raleigh
Eric Westman – Durham
Samuel Yancy Jr – Durham

North Dakota

Do you know of a practitioner? Please contact me so I can add them to this list.

Ohio

John Bartholomew – Cleveland RETIRING
Wei Chen* – Cleveland BMI MUST BE AT OR <32 FOR SURGERY
Steven Dean – Dublin
Roman Skoracki* – Columbus

Oklahoma

Utku Can Dolen* – Tulsa
Davin Haraway – Tulsa
Ryan Morgan – Oklahoma City
Totality – Oklahoma City

Oregon

Shiliang Chang* – Portland
Julie Gilbert – Salem
Reid Mueller* – Portland
Allison Nauta* – Portland
Alejandro Perez – Portland
Jonathan Purnell – Beaverton, Portland TELEMEDICINE APPOINTMENTS ALSO
Christy Sunny – Roseburg

Pennsylvania

The Center for Lymphedema Surgery LE&RN Center of Excellence – East Norriton, Philadelphia, Phoenixville, Whitehall
Victoria Falcone* – Bala Cynwyd
Peter Prociuk – West Chester
Atilla Soran – Cranberry Township, Pittsburgh
Jasmine Zheng – Philadelphia

Rhode Island

Jonathan Brower* – Providence

South Carolina

Lisa Darby – Greenville
Faheem Nusrat – North Augusta
Marcus Stanbro – Greenville
Mark White – Simpsonville

South Dakota

Leonard Gutnik – Sioux Falls
Sanjay Mukerji* – Aberdeen

Tennessee

Aaron Aday – Nashville
Don Griffin* – Nashville
Alexandra Moran – Nashville
Paula Stewart – Chattanooga

Texas

David Azouz* – Dallas
Matt Bindewald* – San Antonio
Peter Fisher – San Antonio RETIRED
Chadi Dib – Plano
Gale Hobson – Tyler
Ana Lorenzo – Frisco
Erik Maus – Houston RETIRING
Andrea McKnight – Garland
Mark McQuaid – Frisco, Southlake
Adbul Moosa – Houston, Webster
Alexander Nguyen* – Dallas
Maham Rahimi – Houston
Leopoldo Cobos Salinas – Laredo NO LONGER TAKING NEW LIPEDEMA PATIENTS?
John Share – Houston
Andrew Skiendzielewski – Frisco, Southlake
Chelsea Snider* – Frisco, Southlake
Lonnie Whiddon – Dallas

Utah

Tyson Schwab – Provo

Vermont

Claudia Welch – Calais

Virginia

Center for Vascular Medicine – Fairfax, Virginia Beach
David Dexter – Virginia Beach
Augustine Dolcich – Reston
Howard Heppe* – Fredericksburg
Natalie Klawonn – Roanoke

Washington

Teresa Andersen – Poulsbo
Apurva Badheka – Everett
Jennifer Benson – Mount Vernon
Matthew Davies – Seattle
Ellen Derrick – Seattle
Cara Ellis – Vancouver
Sarah Goldsberry-Long* – Seattle
Daniel Hagerty* – Spokane Valley
Suzanne Inchauste* – Seattle BMI MUST BE <30 FOR SURGERY
Kelsey Klausmeyer – Seattle
Nina Maisterra – Seattle
Peter Neligan* – Seattle RETIRING
Chelsea Newman – Cle Elum
Savitha Subramanian – Seattle
Sarah Whitehead – Seattle
Jason Wright* – Liberty Lake, Pasco

Washington DC

Andre Michalak

West Virginia

Do you know of a practitioner? Please contact me so I can add them to this list.

Wisconsin

Ahmed Afifi* – Madison
Glenn Huth – Appleton
Paul Stevens – Appleton
Alyssa Trawitzki – Green Bay

Wyoming

Do you know of a practitioner? Please contact me so I can add them to this list.

*Surgeons

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