Rose Lecture Will Examine Weight Loss and CKD

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Biff F. Palmer, MD, FASN

Citation: Kidney News 15, 10/11

“Hypobaric Hypoxia and Its Cardiorenal Benefit for Weight Loss” is the title of the Burton D. Rose, MD, Endowed Lectureship, which Biff F. Palmer, MD, FASN, will deliver on Friday, November 3. The lecture will be presented during a session titled “New Insights into Achieving Meaningful Weight Loss in CKD.”

A tenured professor of internal medicine at The University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Palmer has authored more than 300 articles and chapters and served on the nephrology subspecialty board for the American Board of Internal Medicine.

He served as editor for the Southwestern Internal Medicine Conference in The American Journal of the Medical Sciences. He is an associate editor of the American Journal of Nephrology and is on the editorial boards of CJASN, Clinical Nephrology, and the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

Dr. Palmer has served ASN in many capacities, including as a member of the Education Committee, Corporate Relations Committee, Pre-Course Program Committee, as well as an abstract reviewer. He has also served on ASN's and the National Kidney Foundation's Program Committees.

Among his numerous honors, he is designated as a distinguished teaching professor by The UT System and has received many teaching awards, including the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award, the Piper Professorship, and the Parkland Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine Housestaff Outstanding Teacher Award, and he has been elected into The UT Kenneth I. Shine, MD, Academy of Health Science Education.

Dr. Palmer received his MD from The UT Southwestern Medical School, followed by an internship and residency in internal medicine and a research fellowship in nephrology at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. He returned for a clinical fellowship in nephrology at The UT Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he has also served as director of clinical nephrology and program director of the nephrology fellowship program.