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
- Regulation of Potassium Homeostasis.
- Palmer BF Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2014 Apr
- Ascent to altitude as a weight loss method: The good and bad of hypoxia inducible factor activation.
- Palmer BF, Clegg DJ Obesity (Silver Spring) 2013 Apr
- Evaluation and Treatment of Respiratory Alkalosis.
- Palmer BF Am. J. Kidney Dis. 2012 Aug
- Metabolic complications associated with use of diuretics.
- Palmer BF Semin. Nephrol. 2011 Nov 31 6 542-52
- A physiologic-based approach to the evaluation of a patient with hypokalemia.
- Palmer BF Am. J. Kidney Dis. 2010 Dec 56 6 1184-90
- A physiologic-based approach to the evaluation of a patient with hyperkalemia.
- Palmer BF Am. J. Kidney Dis. 2010 Aug 56 2 387-93
- Physiology and pathophysiology with ascent to altitude.
- Palmer BF Am. J. Med. Sci. 2010 Jul 340 1 69-77
- Recent advances in the prevention and management of intradialytic hypotension.
- Palmer BF, Henrich WL J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 2008 Jan 19 1 8-11
- Proteinuria as a therapeutic target in patients with chronic kidney disease.
- Palmer BF Am. J. Nephrol. 2007 27 3 287-93
- Disturbances in renal autoregulation and the susceptibility to hypertension-induced chronic kidney disease.
- Palmer BF Am. J. Med. Sci. 2004 Dec 328 6 330-43
Honors & Awards
- Parkland Memorial Hospital Housestaff Faculty Teaching Award