Biff Franklin Palmer, M.D., is Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the Division of Nephrology.  He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology.

Originally from Munich, Dr. Palmer holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He received his medical degree from UT Southwestern Medical Center. He completed internal medicine residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 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. 

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. 


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


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Honors & Awards

  • Parkland Memorial Hospital Housestaff Faculty Teaching Award