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Gregory M. Palmer

Professor of Radiation Oncology
Radiation Oncology
Box 3455 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
203 Research Drive, MSRB1 Rm 281, Durham, NC 27710


Greg Palmer obtained his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University in 2000, after which he obtained his Ph.D. in BME from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Biology Division at Duke University Medical Center. His primary research focus has been identifying and exploiting the changes in absorption, scattering, and fluorescence properties of tissue associated with cancer progression and therapeutic response. To this end he has implemented a model-based approach for extracting absorber and scatterer properties from diffuse reflectance and fluorescence measurements. More recently he has developed quantitative imaging methodologies for intravital microscopy to characterize tumor functional and molecular response to radiation and chemotherapy. His awards have included the Jack Fowler Award from the Radiation Research Society.

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Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Radiation Oncology · 2023 - Present Radiation Oncology, Clinical Science Departments
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute · 2012 - Present Duke Cancer Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Wisconsin, Madison · 2005 Ph.D.