Arash Asher, MD

Director, Cancer Survivorship and Rehabilitation


Arash Asher, MD, is the Director of Cancer Survivorship & Rehabilitation at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai. His clinical and research interests focus on the rehabilitation of cancer patients to help restore their maximal functional capacity and quality of life. He has a special interest in the physical and rehabilitative needs of cancer survivors who continue to experience the effects of their cancer or its treatment. Dr. Asher's expertise is in the non-pharmacologic management of pain, cancer-related fatigue, insomnia, neuropathy, exercise prescription for cancer patients and the management of weakness and other musculoskeletal problems.

Dr. Asher completed a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the UCLA/Greater Los Angeles VA and a cancer rehabilitation fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and also in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Dr. Asher has written the lymphedema summary for health care professionals for the National Cancer Institute and also published and written about cognitive dysfunction (“chemobrain”) among cancer survivors, cancer pain management and exercise for patients with cancer.

Dr. Asher graduated summa cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with a bachelor's of arts degree in Neuroscience. He earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He has received several honors and awards, including an Award of Excellence from the Southern California Cancer Pain Initiative and Phi Beta Kappa.

Dr. Asher practices at the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Center. His telephone number is (310) 423-2111.