About The Friedman Center

The Friedman Center for Lymphedema Research & Treatment at The Center for Advanced Medicine at Northwell Health was founded in 2013. Its focus has been in 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.

The Lipedema Project LogoAbout The Lipedema Project

The Lipedeme Project is a collaborative partnership between the Friedman Center for Lymphedema Research & Treatment and Lipedema Simplified, LLC. The Lipedema Project is a comprehensive transmedia program to increase awareness and provide education, research and treatment for lipedema.

Lipedema is a disease involving abnormal fat deposition that can result in pain, immobility and lymphatic disturbances. With obesity reaching epidemic proportions and anti-fat bias prevalent in healthcare, it becomes critical that patients are correctly diagnosed and that resources are invested in understanding this disease and how it can be treated. The Friedman Center is committed to raising awareness, providing education, and funding research to identify treatment and a cure for lipedema.