Dr. Palmer is a native of Utah. He graduated from Harvard College with honors in biology. He attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, receiving honors in internal medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and inpatient pediatrics. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he served as acting chief resident and received the award for resident teacher of the year. Dr. Palmer then did fellowship training in allergy, asthma, and immunology at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, an international referral center for allergic and respiratory problems. While there, he spent a year in the lab researching peanut allergy. He has published multiple articles in medical journals on topics ranging from autoimmune diseases, anaphylaxis (whole body allergic reaction), peanut allergy, and pregnancy related allergy issues. He has also given presentations at national meetings and is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. He has a special interest in asthma, food allergies, and hives. Dr. Palmer is married to Donna Cousins Palmer and has five children.