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Barnard J. A. Palmer, MD, M.Ed

Assistant Professor of Surgery
UCSF-East Bay Surgery Program

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University of California, San Francisco - East Bay
1411 East 31st Street; QIC 22134
Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 437-4267
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  • Stanford University, B.A., Psychology, 1999
  • New York University School of Medicine, M.D., 2004
  • Stanford University, M.Ed., 2008
  • University of California, San Francisco-East Bay,
  • General Surgery, 2004-2010
  • University of California, San Francisco-East Bay,
  • General Surgery, Administrative Chief Resident 2010-11
  • Surgical Endocrinology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2011-12
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Endocrinology
  • Medical and surgical education, including surgical skills training

Barnard J. A. Palmer, M.D., M.Ed. is a general surgeon and surgical endocrinologist. He joined the UCSF faculty as an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the UCSF-East Bay Surgery Program. Dr. Palmer received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Stanford University and M.D. from New York University School of Medicine.

Dr. Palmer then completed his General Surgery Residency at the UCSF-East Bay Surgery Program. There he garnered extensive research experience in surgical endocrinology. Concurrently, he earned a Master of Education from Stanford University. At UCSF-East Bay, Dr. Palmer served as Administrative Chief Resident, and was honored with the Resident Teaching Award by his peers.

Dr. Palmer then completed a fellowship in surgical endocrinology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His clinical interests include endocrine surgery and endocrinology, He also has a strong interest in medical and surgical education including skills training and medical leadership.

Dr. Palmer has published numerous articles in his field of expertise and is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American College of Surgeons, Association for Surgical Education, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.

Most recent publications from a total of 11
  1. Kim S, Idowu O, Palmer B, Lee SH. Use of transthoracic cryoanalgesia during the Nuss procedure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Mar; 151(3):887-8. View in PubMed
  2. Vaughn CJ, Kim E, O'Sullivan P, Huang E, Lin MY, Wyles S, Palmer BJ, Pierce JL, Chern H. Peer video review and feedback improve performance in basic surgical skills. Am J Surg. 2016 Feb; 211(2):355-60. View in PubMed
  3. McCagg J, Markham S, Idowu O, Newton C, Palmer B, Kim S. Modification of U-Stitch Laparoscopic Gastrostomy Technique to Minimize Suture Knot Abscess Formation. Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Jun; 26(3):252-4. View in PubMed
  4. Lee WS, Palmer BJ, Garcia A, Chong VE, Liu TH. BRAF mutation in papillary thyroid cancer: A cost-utility analysis of preoperative testing. Surgery. 2014 Dec; 156(6):1569-77; discussion 1577-8. View in PubMed
  5. Lee WS, Parks NA, Garcia A, Palmer BJ, Liu TH, Victorino GP. Pan computed tomography versus selective computed tomography in stable, young adults after blunt trauma with moderate mechanism: a cost-utility analysis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Oct; 77(4):527-33; discussion 533. View in PubMed
  6. Huang E, Chern H, O'Sullivan P, Cook B, McDonald E, Palmer B, Liu T, Kim E. A better way to teach knot tying: a randomized controlled trial comparing the kinesthetic and traditional methods. Am J Surg. 2014 Oct; 208(4):690-4. View in PubMed
  7. Garcia A, Palmer BJ, Parks NA, Liu TH. Routine prophylactic central neck dissection for low-risk papillary thyroid cancer is not cost-effective. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2014 Nov; 81(5):754-61. View in PubMed
  8. Palmer BJ, Parks NS, Harken AH. Surgical trainees like to be trained. Surgery. 2012 Nov; 152(5):805-6. View in PubMed
  9. Beard JH, O'sullivan P, Palmer BJ, Qiu M, Kim EH. Peer assisted learning in surgical skills laboratory training: a pilot study. Med Teach. 2012; 34(11):957-9. View in PubMed
  10. Kobayashi SA, Jamshidi R, O'Sullivan P, Palmer B, Hirose S, Stewart L, Kim EH. Bringing the skills laboratory home: an affordable webcam-based personal trainer for developing laparoscopic skills. J Surg Educ. 2011 Mar-Apr; 68(2):105-9. View in PubMed
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