Lymphedema Certification and Online Education

Michael Bernas, MS

Michael Bernas
Michael Bernas is an Associate Scientific Investigator in the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine. After getting his degrees at the U of A and then holding a position at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, the Arizona native returned in 1989 to join with Drs. Charles and Marlys Witte in the lymphology laboratories where he continues today as Laboratory Director.

“Mike” has numerous publications, book chapters, and presentations to his credit in both basic and clinical lymphology. Mike also has multiple research grants studying the lymphatic system and lymphedema, and has extensive involvement in the training of medical and earlier-pipeline student researchers. He has received multiple National and International awards, honors, and memberships. In addition, Mike is the Executive Editor of the journal Lymphology and maintains the Consensus Document on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Peripheral Lymphedema for the International Society of Lymphology.

Mike’s current work encompasses research in both basic and clinical lymphology, focusing on a variety of animal lymphedema models, transgenic mice, lymphatic and blood vascular growth factors, in vitro cultures, and imaging techniques of the lymphatic system. He is also active in the instruction of students of all levels of medical ignorance.

Mike loves to teach, explore new things, and live in a world of questions.

Contact Info

Klose Training & Consulting, LLC
307 S. Public Road,
Lafayette, CO 80026

Phone: 303-245-0333
Fax: 303-245-0334


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