Biography

Biff Franklin Palmer, MD, is Professor of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.  He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology.

Dr. Palmer received his medical degree from UT Southwestern Medical School and completed his residency in internal medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.  He then went on to complete a research fellowship in the Department of Nephrology at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and a clinical fellowship in the Division of Nephrology at UT Southwestern Medical Center-Parkland Memorial Hospital. 

Dr. Palmer has authored more than 190 articles and chapters.  In addition to his work as an author, Dr. Palmer serves as editor for the Southwestern Internal Medicine Conference in the American Journal of Medical Sciences.  He is an Associate editor for the American Journal of Nephrology and is on the editorial board of Clinical Nephrology and the American Journal of Kidney Disease. He is a member of the Nephrology subspecialty board for the American Board of Internal Medicine. 

A Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Nephrology, Dr. Palmer is also a member of the Texas Medical Association, the International Society of Nephrology, the American Society of Nephrology, and the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation. He has received numerous teaching awards to include the Regents Outstanding Teaching award from the University of Texas and the Parkland Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine Housestaff Outstanding Teacher Award.  He is a member of the Southwestern Academy of Teachers and has been designated as a Distinguished Teaching Professor by the University. 

Education

Medical School UT Southwestern Medical Center (1982)
Internship Walter Reed Army Medical Center (1982), Internal Medicine
Residency Walter Reed Army Medical Center (1984), Internal Medicine
Fellowship Walter Reed Army Medical Center (1988), Nephrology
Research Fellowship UT Southwestern Medical Center - Nephrology (1989), Nephrology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Acute Renal Failure
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Electrolyte Abnormalities & Disorders
  • General Nephrology
  • Hemodialysis
  • Kidney Disease
  • Renovascular (Secondary) Hypertension Management

Publications

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Honors & Awards

  • Parkland Memorial Hospital Housestaff Faculty Teaching Award
    (1994)