About Dr. Palmer


  • In psychiatry residency at UCSD, I ranked #1 of 58 residents by yearly exam scores measuring expertise in clinical psychiatry and neurology.
  • I graduated from the University of Arizona, Tucson for medical school (MD), with distinction in commitment to underserved populations.
  • I have extensive experience working with active-duty military and military veterans. I deployed to Iraq for 1 year as a private contractor for the US Army and US Marine Corps. At the VA, I continue to help military veterans with PTSD receive disability benefits for their service.
  • I also have advanced training in Psychodynamic psychotherapy, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Peripartum and Women’s Mental Health.
  • I am licensed to practice medicine by the State of California.
  • I am a member in good standing of the American Psychiatric Association, California Psychiatric Association, and San Diego Psychiatric Society.
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