Catherine M. Tuppo is the Director of Physical and Occupational Therapy and the Director of Lymphedema Therapy at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York. Catherine completed her professional training as physical therapist at Ithaca College in 1976. She received her Masters of Science Degree in Allied Health Resources, Research in 1992 from Stony Brook University. Catherine has focused her clinical treatment in lymphedema therapy since 1998 after completing her lymphedema certification training from the Academy of Lymphatic Studies. She received her LANA certification in 2001. Catherine is actively involved in clinical research, patient education and community awareness related to lymphedema. Catherine has participated as a speaker at multiple NLN conferences. She is a member of the NLN Medical Advisory Committee, the research committee, and the editorial committee of NLN Lymphlink.