Dr. Palmer was born and raised in New York City, where he attended Benjamin Cardozo High School and graduated at the age of 15. After graduating, he then moved to Florida, where he attended the University of Miami and received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1976.
Dr. Palmer then attended the University of Miami Medical School until 1980. He became the first graduate from the University of Miami to be accepted into a Harvard Surgical Residency program. He completed his internship and general surgery residency at Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School in 1985 where he was appointed and served as the surgical chief resident.
After completing his general surgical training at Beth Israel Hospital, a Harvard University teaching hospital, Dr. Palmer moved to California, where he completed his Plastic Surgery Residency at the UCLA Medical Center. Following his graduation from UCLA in 1987, Dr. Palmer completed a microsurgical and hand surgery fellowship and served as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at UCLA in 1988.
Once completing his time at UCLA in 1988, Dr. Palmer moved to Hollywood, Fla., where he started his private practice. When he arrived in the Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale area, Dr. Palmer brought to the medical community the newest techniques in the management of facial trauma and in immediate and delayed breast reconstruction. Along with starting his practice, Dr. Palmer also started the Department of Plastic Surgery at Memorial Regional Hospital where he served as chief of that department from 2001-2007. He has served as president of Broward County Society of Plastic Surgeons from 1997 to 1998, 2002 to 2004 and 2011 to 2013.
For the last 20 years, Dr. Palmer’s practice has been devoted almost exclusively to cosmetic surgery. He has focused his high-quality training to bring many different and important benefits to his cosmetic patients. He was one of the first plastic surgeons in the country to combine facelifts with full face laser resurfacing and is widely known and respected for producing outstanding results with minimal pain and extremely fast post-operative recoveries.
Dr. Palmer has been published both locally and nationally, as well as being honored with multiple awards. You can learn more about Dr. Palmer, his awards and accomplishments below.
- State of Florida
- State of California
- State of West Virginia
- American Board of Surgery – May 1986
- American Board of Plastic Surgery – November 1990
- Memorial Regional Hospital – 1988 to present
- Memorial Hospital South – 1988 to present
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
- Broward County Medical Association
- Florida Medical Association
- Broward County Society of Plastic Surgeons
HONORS AND AWARDS
- New York State Regents Scholarship
- State of Florida Donors Scholarship
- Dean’s List, University of Miami (total of six times)
- President’s Honor Roll, University of Miami (total of five times)
- Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society
- Delta Theta Mu Honorary Fraternity
- Lange Book Award
Meet Our Awesome Team Of Professionals
Surgical Tech & RN Manager
Operating & Recovery Room R.N.
Operating & Recovery Room Nurse
Samantha R. Palmer