George J Palmer, MD

George J Palmer, MD

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery

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George J. Palmer, MD, is a board-certified thoracic surgeon with specialty training in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Currently serving as the Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Cardiovascular Institute, he has special interests in minimally invasive surgical approaches including robotic-assisted surgery, electrophysiology of the heart, and all aspects pertaining to adult cardiac and general thoracic surgery.  A native of New Orleans, Dr. Palmer earned his medical degree at Creighton University in Nebraska and completed his surgical internship and residency UAB Hospital in Birmingham, AL, capping his tenure there as Chief Resident. He next served as a resident in cardiothoracic transplant and as a Cardiothoracic Research Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, continuing there as a resident in thoracic surgery and finally as Chief Resident of cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Palmer has been in practice here in Central Florida since 1989.

Areas Served
Orlando, FL
Languages Spoken
Medical School Education

Creighton University School of Medicine


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

General - UAB Hospital

University of Alabama at Birmingham


University of North Carolina Hospitals

Board Certification

Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery): The American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Ages Accepted

Insurances accepted by George J Palmer, MD


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  • AARP
  • AdventHealth Advantage Plan
  • Aetna / US Healthcare - non HMO
  • Aetna / US Healthcare HMO
  • Aetna Voluntary
  • Allegiance
  • American Healthcare Alliance
  • Amerigroup
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare/Primetime Health Plan
  • AvMed
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