Timothy W. Palmer, MD

Timothy W. Palmer, MD
Penn State Health Neonatology
500 University Dr
Hershey, PA 17033
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  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS)
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Anemia
  • Apnea
  • Bradycardia
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)
  • Complex congenital heart disease
  • Congenital anomalies and chromosomal abnormalities
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hyperbilirubinemia
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH)
  • Jaundice
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)
  • Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)
  • Neonatal hypoglycemia
  • Neonatal platelet disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Newborn resuscitation
  • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
  • Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL)
  • Prematurity
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)
  • Seizures
  • Sepsis
  • Transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN)
  • Urinary tract infection

Timothy Palmer, MD, graduated from the six-year Wilkes-Hahnemann medical program in Philadelphia. He completed a pediatric residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and a fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Following fellowship, Dr. Palmer was on faculty at the University of Maryland and then briefly at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, before joining the faculty at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Throughout his career, he has been actively involved in medical student and resident education and mentoring. Dr. Palmer previously served on the University Faculty Senate and as a faculty ombudsperson. He currently serves in the Penn State College of Medicine admissions office as an interview screener and is co-chair of the Admission Team. Dr. Palmer continues to work with the Pediatric Residency Competency Committee, the Pediatric Education Committee, and the PedCARES team. Dr. Palmer's academic interests include newborn resuscitation, high-frequency ventilation, inhaled nitric oxide, pulmonary hypertension, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and neonatal intensive care unit coding and billing.

Medical School
Hahnemann University College of Medicine - 1984

Internship, Pediatrics
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - 1985

Residency, Pediatrics
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - 1987

Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School - 1990

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics