The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 N. Wolfe Street
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Baltimore, MD 21287
Amputee Rehabilitation, Back Disorders, Cerebrovascular Diseases, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Dysphagia Evaluation - Adults, Geriatric Rehabilitation, Lumbar Degenerative Disease, Neurologic Rehabilitation, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Dysfunction, Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Disorders, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, Swallowing Center (See also Radiology Dept.), Swallowing Disorders
Mastication; Rehabilitation in critical care; Stroke; Neuromuscular disease; Biomechanics; Swallowing and its disorders
Dr. Jeffrey Palmer is a professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the Lawrence Cardinal Shehan Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, where he serves as the director of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He also directs the Swallowing Disorders Program and the Oral Functional & Swallowing Laboratory at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Palmer is the Physiatrist-in-Chief at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Palmer obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from New York University. He completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Washington. Dr. Palmer has been a member of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty since 1983.
He is internationally known for his research on swallowing and its disorders, which was supported by the National Institutes of Health for more than 20 years. His research currently focuses on neural control of mastication and swallowing and dynamic imaging of swallowing with videofluoroscopy and four-dimensional computed tomography.
Dr. Palmer is the editor-in-chief of Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports and has served on the editorial board of the journal Dysphagia since its inception. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Association of Academic Physiatrists and Past-President of the Dysphagia Research Association. He is an honorary member of the Japanese Society for Dysphagia Rehabilitation, an honorary member of the Honorary International Member of the Japanese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine and a fellow of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.