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Martin Palmer, M.D.

Clinical Instructor of Medicine, Hematology-Oncology


Dr. Palmer is a medical oncologist with more than 25 years experience in academic oncology, clinical practice, medical education and clinical trials research. He earned his medical degree with distinction, first in his year, from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 1980. He completed his residency and fellowship training in internal medicine and medical oncology at the University of Alberta, Canada, and joined the Faculty of Medicine at the Cross Cancer Institute and the University of Alberta in 1988.  He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and of the Royal Australasian College of Physician, the Canadian and Australia/New Zealand board certification bodies, in internal medicine and medical oncology.


On the faculty of the University of Alberta, Dr. Palmer attained the academic rank of Professor of Medicine, held the position of Assistant Dean responsible for the clinical education program for third and fourth year medical students and was the director of University of Alberta‚Äôs Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Fellowship medical oncology training program. Dr. Palmer has been recognized with numerous University of Alberta and Alberta-wide teaching awards for his innovative teaching style and has lectured extensively in Canada, the United States, Europe and New Zealand.  Dr. Palmer is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.  Dr. Palmer also has biotechnology industry-based directed clinical trial research and regulatory experience as a clinical scientist.

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