Scott Palmer

Donald F. Fortin, M.D. Distinguished Professor of Medicine

Dr. Palmer completed medical school at Duke as well internship, residency and pulmonary critical care fellowship at Duke. He is a clinical expert in lung disease and lung transplant.  He currently serves as Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine, Director of Clinical Research at the Duke Transplant Center, and Director of Medicine Plus at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI). He leads highly successful translational and clinical research program in transplant immunology and lung disease.  He has received continuous NIH funding for over 20 years and has over 250 publications, including numerous high impact studies. He has held key leadership roles in national and international pulmonary and transplant societies, was elected into the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI) in 2012, and serves or served on numerous prominent journal editorial boards and NIH study sections. He has mentored many outstanding trainees who remain in academic research and have developed highly successful research careers of their own. His highly cited work in innate immunity, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome has shaped scientific thinking and improved clinical practice.