Emily Iker, MD

A cancer survivor, Dr. Iker was treated for her second bout of lymphoma during her pre-med studies at UCLA. As a result, she unfortunately developed lymphedema in her right leg during her second year of surgical residency. Her daily battles with pain and fatigue inspired her to change her medical specialty from surgery to physical medicine and rehabilitation which she studied at New York Medical College. Her personal experience motivated her to focus on treating patients suffering from lymphatic disorders including lymphedema, Dercum’s disease and lipedema. Today, as Founder & Director of The Lymphedema Center in Santa Monica, Dr. Iker leads the field in diagnosis, management, & treatment of lymphatic disorders.