About Dr. Palmer

I graduated from the University of Arizona, Tucson for medical school (MD), with distinction in commitment to underserved populations.

In psychiatry residency at UCSD, I trained under some of the best psychiatrists in the country. In my last year of training, I ranked #1 of 58 residents by yearly exam scores measuring expertise in clinical psychiatry and neurology.

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. I have worked at the VA, helping military veterans with mental health issues such as PTSD.

I completed a 1 year internship in Peripartum and Women’s Mental Health at UCSD. I specialize in mental health disorders which occur in the peripartum period, and I can answer questions about psychiatric medication during pregnancy and lactation.

I completed a 1 year internship in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder at UCSD. I specialize in pharmacotherapy of OCD, and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) psychotherapy for OCD.

I also have advanced training in Psychodynamic psychotherapy and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

I am board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

I am licensed to practice medicine by the State of California.

I am a member in good standing of the American Psychiatric Association and the San Diego Psychiatric Society.


What Patients Say

“Dr Palmer is a great doctor. He communicates well and seems to have genuine compassion for his patient. My life is better as a direct result of Dr Palmer’s care.”

“Exceptionally professional, prepared, and timely. An outstanding doctor!”

“Very professional and competent.”