About ASN

Biff F. Palmer, MD, FASN, BRCU Faculty

ASN Biography

Biff Franklin Palmer, MD, FASN, is Professor of Internal Medicine at University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center in Dallas. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology.

Dr. Palmer received his medical degree from UTSW Medical School and completed his residency in internal medicine 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 UTSW Medical Center-Parkland Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Palmer has authored more than 200 articles and chapters. In addition to his work as an author, he has served as the Program Director for the Renal Fellowship Program and as an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at UTSW. 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 Diseases. He has served on 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 the University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine Academy of Health Science Education. He is designated as a Distinguished Teaching Professor by the University