Lipedema University

Lipedema University provides videos, audio podcasts, transcriptions of interviews and presentations, and online classes of many of the top clinicians, surgeons, therapists, advocates, scientists and researchers worldwide. Additionally, you will find many stories from women who have lipedema, the Lipedema Ladies, sharing their own process of discovery and treatment.

Our purpose is to provide relevant information to educate and raise awareness for those who have or think they might have lipedema and for providers.

Special acknowledgment to Dan Loeffler and his mother Jenni for their generous donation to the Lipedema Project which makes it possible to offer this for free to the lipedema community. Dan created a 5K run – Laps for Lipedema – in April 2018 in honor of the struggle he saw in his mother Jenni, with her own lipedema process. Their donation, matched by Dr. Mark L. Smith, MD, FACS, and the Friedman Center makes this possible. (Please see “About” for Dan and Jenni’s story.)

ADVOCACY: WEIGHT BIAS AND SUPPORT FOR YOUR CARE

11 videos

CLINICIAN SERIES

13 videos

LIPEDEMA LADIES: OUR STORIES

22 videos

SCIENTISTS AND RESEARCHER: LINKING THE PIECES

videos

SURGEON SERIES

10 videos

THERAPISTS SERIES

videos

SUMMIT

12 Audio Files

About The Friedman Center

The Friedman Center for Lymphedema Research & Treatment at The Center for Advanced Medicine at Northwell Health in New York was founded in 2013. Its focus has been on offering solutions for patients with lymphedema, a debilitating condition that occurs in many patients after cancer treatment.

The Friedman Center’s scope of care now includes treatment for lipedema, a condition that can also result in lymphedema. To that end, the Friedman Center has created the Lipedema Project, a comprehensive program to increase awareness and provide education, research and treatment for lipedema. The Friedman Center is proud to sponsor the lipedema documentary, The Disease They Call FAT, the 1st International Symposium on Lipedema, the Lipedema Think Tank, the Lipedema Solutions Forum for women with lipedema in April 2015 and this online CME eduring materials course for physicians.

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