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Jeffrey Palmer, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Palmer

Dr Palmer is internationally known for his research on swallowing and swallowing disorders, which was supported by the National Institutes of Health for more than 20 years. At Johns Hopkins, Dr Palmer directed the Swallowing and Oral Function Laboratory. His research focused on neural control of mastication and swallowing, and dynamic imaging of swallowing with videofluoroscopy and high-resolution CT.

Dr Palmer served as the director of the Johns Hopkins Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, as well as in many other roles. His is now a professor emeritus with the department. His clinical interests include dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), neurological disorders, stroke, and spinal cord injuries and disorders.

Dr Palmer has trained more than 25 postdoctoral research fellows, many of whom serve as faculty members at universities around the world.

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