Biff Franklin Palmer, MD, is a tenured Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas 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 240 articles and chapters. In addition to his work as an author, Dr. Palmer has served as the Program Director for the Renal Fellowship Program and as an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at UT Southwestern. He is an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Nephrology and is on the editorial board of Clinical Nephrology, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, and the American Journal of Kidney Disease. He served six years on the nephrology subspecialty board for the American Board of Internal Medicine.
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 The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine Academy of Health Science Education. He is designated as a Distinguished Teaching Professor by the University.