Arash Asher, MD

Director, Cancer Rehabilitation & Survivorship, Cancer Institute
Phone:(310) 423-2111
Fax:(310) 854-5930

Institute Affiliation

Cancer Institute

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Awards and Activities

1st Place Poster Presentation from American Oncology Social Work2012
Award of Excellence, Southern California Cancer Pain Initiative2010
Partnership Award, Dept of Rehabilitation2010
Partnership Award, Dept of Rehabilitation2009
Diplomate, American Board of PM&R2008
Cancer Exercise Specialist Certification2009
Clinical Scholars Program Certification2010
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Certification2010

Research Focus

Quality of life outcomes of cancer patients across the rehabilitation trajectory. Cancer-related fatigue and cognitive dysfunciton among cancer patients with an emphasis on understanding the role of exercise in ameliorating these problems.

Current investigations include:

Rehabilitation outcomes of cancer patients in the inpatient rehabilitation facility.

Selected Publications

  1. Asher A: Cognitive dysfunction among cancer survivors. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 90(5 Suppl 1): S16-26, 2011
  2. Asher A, Palmer JL, Yadav RR, Yusuf SW, Konzen B, Bruera E, Guo Y: The effects of a brief relaxation program on symptom distress and heart rate variability in cancer patients. PM R, 2(7): 636-41, 2010
  3. Figoni SF, Kunkel CF, Scremin AM, Asher A, Banks NL, Rivera A, Tin JK, Cohen B: Effects of exercise training on calf tissue oxygenation in men with intermittent claudication. PM R, 1(10): 932-40, 2009
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