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Dr. Melissa Palmer

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Brief Biography:

Melissa Palmer, MD has been a Hepatologist since 1988. She was in a solo practice devoted to treating and evaluating patients with liver disease until 2009 at which time she became Director of Hepatology at NYU Langone - Plainview. Dr. Palmer had the largest solo- practice devoted to hepatitis and liver disease in the United States. Dr. Palmer left this position to become an independent Hepatology consultant as of January 1, 2012 until June 31 2012, at which time she took the position of Senior Vice President of Clinical Research and Director of Hepatology at Kadmon Corporation a title she presently holds. She remains a Clinical Professor of Medicine at NYU. Dr. Palmer graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. and was trained in hepatology (as well as medical school) at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Palmer is the author of the best-selling book “ Dr. Melissa Palmer’s Guide to Hepatitis and Liver Disease, which has been translated into multiple languages for worldwide use. She has authored numerous medical and lay-public book chapters and contributed to three encyclopedias on various liver-related topics. She is a co-editor , as well as the author of the entire liver section of the textbook “ Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease Nutrition Desk Reference” which was published September 2011. Her scientific publications in the field of hepatology have appeared in such peer-reviewed journals as Hepatology, Gastroenterology, Seminars of Liver Disease, Transplantation and Archives of Internal Medicine, and she is a contributing editor of several peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Palmer has been selected numerous times for Castle Connolly’s best doctors in the New York Metro Area, for Consumer’s Research Council Top Physicians in America and for the Patients’ Choice Award for Best Doctor in New York. Dr. Palmer has performed trials of various experimental medication for the treatment of hepatitis and other liver diseases since 1983 and has been involved in various ways in the approval of every FDA approved drug for Hepatitis and other liver diseases. Dr. Palmer was the sole WEBMD medical expert for liver disease until June 31, 2012, and continues sit on the medical review board for WEBMD. She is frequently called upon by the media for her opinion on various topics related to liver disease. Dr. Palmer has appeared many times on television as a liver disease expert and has been cited for her expertise in such publications as the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME magazine, Cosmopolitan magazine, Women’s World, Money magazine, Prevention magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and Newsday. She also has appeared in numerous videos and CD-Roms aimed at educating doctors and the public about hepatitis C and other liver diseases, such as primary biliary cirrhosis. Dr. Palmer lectured to the medical and general public on liver disease-related topics on a regular basis.

Academic positions:

Clinical Professor of Medicine NYU Langone

Research interests:

HBV/HCV Cirrhosis NASH/NAFLD AIH PBC/PSC Nutrition and Liver Disease

Any other information:

I am currently Senior Vice President of Clinical Research and Head of Hepatology at Kadmon

What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

I think that it is a great idea as WEBMD is already a respected name in the field of medicine. I have been an active part in the WEBMD team since 2010 - serving as the Hepatitis Expert for 2 years and continuing to serve on the medical review board. I found both of these activities quite rewarding and would like to continue to participate in WEBMD activities in any manner.