Our Medical Practitioners

At Sall Myers Medical Associates, we have gathered the best group of Board Certified physicians to treat you as effectively and efficiently as possible. We care about your personal situation, and we do our best to make sure our combined 50-year history of successful treatment works for you the best way it can. We provide evaluations and treatments for all types of injuries throughout Northern New Jersey. In some instances, same day appointments are available upon request with evaluation and treatment reports available in 48 hours or less.

Michael Palmer, MD – Rehabilitation Medicine, Electrodiagnostics, Interventional Pain Management

Michael Palmer, MD
Michael Palmer, MD
Rehabilitation Medicine, Electrodiagnostics, Interventional Pain Management
Michael Palmer, MD

Dr. Palmer completed his bachelor’s degree at Norwich University graduating with honors. He majored in education in sciences with a concentration in biology and chemistry. While he was at Norwich University, he was a member of the Corps of Cadets. He was the recipient of an Air Force ROTC Scholarship during his undergraduate training. Dr. Palmer obtained a Master’s degree in Italian Language and Literature at the University of Perugia in the region of Umbra in Italy. He also played professional basketball while he was in Umbra and on the island of Sardinia and Rome. While living in Italy, he enrolled at the University of Rome School of Medicine and Dentistry where he completed his medical education, graduating with honors and serving four years as an intern and resident in traumatology and orthopaedics. He received honors on his doctorate dissertation in the Department of Traumatology and Orthopaedics. He returned to the United States and joined the Air Force Reserve at Westover Air Force Base where he served and became Chief of Aerospace Medicine for 12 years.

Dr. Palmer completed a residency in Internal Medicine at New York Infirmary Beekman Downtown Hospital/New York University in 1991. In his third year, he was appointed Chief Medical Resident. He then embarked on a second residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation which he completed in 1994 at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He then completed a Sports and Spine Medicine Fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York where he was a clinical instructor of rehabilitation medicine and involved in the development of many protocols for postoperative rehabilitation for the anterior cruciate ligament, meniscal injuries, and total knee replacements as well as patellofemoral pain syndrome. He was involved in the treatment of college athletes and professional athletes from the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers.

After his fellowship in New York, Dr. Palmer moved to the Princeton, New Jersey area and joined the practice of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates in 1995. During the early part of his practice, he was on staff at the Medical Center of Princeton where he performed spinal cord intraoperative neurophysiology and rehabilitation medicine consultations. He went to UCLA School of Medicine in 1997 to study acupuncture medicine. He later returned after completing the program and integrated it with the practice of rehabilitation medicine.

Dr. Palmer was called into activation after the 911 tragedy and was on active duty at Westover Air Force Base and temporarily assigned at Qatar, Afghanistan and Iraq. He remained activated for three years. Dr. Palmer has received multiple military achievements awards to include 3 meritorious service awards. He retired in 2016 after 27 years of service as a senior ranking officer in the United States Air Force. Dr. Palmer credits his current standards and values in honesty and integrity to his military education that he received at Norwich University.

After his activation, he returned to Princeton Orthopedic Associates and continued the practice of rehabilitation medicine through January 2021. As of February 1, 2021, he is associated with Sall Myers Medical Associates.

Dr. Palmer has a special interest in sports medicine rehabilitation, neck pain and back pain, electrodiagnostic neurophysiology to include EMGs and nerve conduction studies. He is fellowship trained in selective lumbar and cervical spinal injections as well as alternative medicine for the treatment of acute and chronic myofascial pain syndromes. Dr. Palmer also performs Disability and Independent Medical Examinations. He is currently on staff at the Penn Health System University Medical Center of Princeton. Dr. Palmer is certified by the American Board of Pain Management, He is a Certified Independent Medical Examiner and he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Disability Analysts.

Dr. Palmer enjoys playing competitive basketball with the Masters Basketball Association which is an international basketball league for players over 45 years old and keeping fit with his wife and three children. Dr. Palmer enjoys all types of music, specifically, playing the piano and bass guitar with his jazz, blues and southern rock band “Rest Assured.”

In 2018, Dr. Palmer earned the distinction of being the Top Doctor in the Princeton New Jersey area for Sports Medicine and Pain Management.

In 2018 Dr. Palmer was named to be a member of the Board of trustees at Norwich University in Northfield Vermont.

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Palmer to Sall Myers Medical Associates, where he will continue to practice rehabilitation medicine, electrodiagnostics, interventional pain management and will be available for Worker’s Compensation Permanency Examinations, Need for Treatment examinations, and Independent Medical Examinations for use in the Superior Court System.

In the traumatic time after your accident or injury, the future may seem uncertain. The one thing you can count on is Sall Myers Medical Associates and our integrity and professionalism. For a consultation or to schedule an appointment, use our Quick Contact form or call us at 866-609-4448 and ask for Mary Schreck.

Sall Myers Medical Associates has locations in NJ to serve you more efficiently and more effectively. All offices are conveniently located and are set up so we can help as many people as possible while still maintaining the expert care and service you have come to expect from Sall Myers Medical Associates.

Our New Jersey offices are located in Elmwood Park, NJ, Fort Lee, NJ, Paterson NJPassaic, NJ, New Brunswick, NJ, Irvington NJ, Union City, NJ, Parsippany, NJ, and Union, NJ.

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