2021 Santa Monica Blvd Suite 620E
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-7472

Lymphedema Center is made up of a team of professionals dedicated to providing the best quality healthcare in a responsive and caring environment. We are treating all types of Lymphatic disorders.


Emily Iker, M.D.

“I understand Lymphedema on a personal level as a cancer survivor, lymphedema patient as well as  a committed and dedicated doctor.”

Dr. Iker is the Director of Lymphedema Center in Santa Monica.  She is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist focusing on diagnosis, management and treatment of lymphatic disorders.  She received her Medical Degree at St. Georgia’s University School of Medicine in Grenada.  After two years of surgical residency at Cabrini Medical Center in New York and developing Lymphedema, she branched to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at the New York Medical College (NYMC).  Upon completion of her chief resident position at NYMC, Dr. Iker was an associate to Dr. Robert Watanabe M.D., a prominent Orthopedic Surgeon in Los Angeles.

In 1992 Dr. Iker established the Lymphedema Center in Santa Monica. She is certified by Professor A. Leduc, Ph.D., a world renowned leader in the research and treatment of Lymphedema. She is a member of many Lymphological Societies including ISL, GEL, both Slovak and Czech Lymphological Societies where she was awarded the Honorary Membership of the Lymphological Association of J.E. Purkyne, in 1999. Thirteen years ago she was the key speaker at the first Japanese Lymphological Society in Tokyo, after which many Lymphedema Centers blossom. She teaches annually in her homeland of Slovakia.  

Dr. Iker is past President of American Society of Lymphology.  She is also board certified by the American Boards of Holistic Medicine.  Dr. Iker teaches and lectures nationally and internationally and understands Lymphedema on a personal level.

In addition to Dr.Iker she has well trained Lymphedema therapist assisting the patient’s needs.