- MD, University of Virginia
Candida Meningitis in an Immunocompetent Patient Detected Through 1-3 beta d glucan
Mark farrugia, Evan Fogha, Abdul Miah, Joel Yednock, Hugh Palmer. International Journal of Infectious Disease. (51) 2016 25-26
Shenoy S, Palmer c. Dunsworth T, McNatt S. Hereditary diffuse gastric cancer: genetics, prophylactic total gastrectomy, and follow up. Published in Gastrointestinal Cancer: Targets and Therapy 2011:1 15 - 19.
Slain d. Sarwari A, Patros K, McKnight R. Sager R, Mullet c. Wilson A. Thomas J, Moffett K, Palmer C, Dedhia H. Impact of a Multimodal Antimicrobial Stewardship Program on
Pseudomonal aeruginosa Suseptibility and Antimicrobial Use in the Intensive Care Unit Setting - published in Critical Care Research and Practice. accepted March 15. 2011
Gizzi L. Slain D, Hare J, Sager R. Briggs F, Palmer C. Assessment of a Safety Enhancement to the Hospital Medication Reconciliation Process for Elderly Patents. The American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy;8:2, April 2010. (published)
Hoeldtke RD. Bryner KD, Palmer HC, Eddy L, Stark L, Hobbs G. Effect of Octreotide on Postmenopausal Hot Flashes. Accepted for publication September 2008, Clinical Autonomic Research.
Palmer HC, Elnicki M, Halperin A, Powers R, Kolar M, Evans K, Anderson K. The effect of implementing a patient care partnership project on cost and quality of care at an academic teaching hospital. Southern Medical Journal. 2002
Ogershok PR, Xiaoming L, Palmer HC, Moore RS, Weisse ME, Ferrari ND. The effect of a pediatric hospitalist service in an academic teaching hospital. Clinical Pediatrics, November 2001.
Palmer HC, Elnicki M, Halperin A, Armistead N, Manivannin S, Ogershok P, Hobbs G,
Evans K. The effect of a hospitalist service with nurse discharge planner on patient care in an academic teaching hospital. American Journal of Medicine - December, 2001.
Palmer HC Jr, Elnicki OM, Koch T. Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Training Program for lntemal Medicine Residents. Academic Medicine. 1998.
Halperin AK, Elnicki DM, Palmer HC, See CJ, Nuss S, Kolar MM, Bell D. An Appalachian Perspective on Modifiable Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors: How Well Are We Doing? S Med J 92(2);1999, 175-89.
Bell 0, Fair M, Elnicki OM, Halperin AK, Palmer HC, Jain AC. Characteristics of West Virginians having myocardial infarctions. Southern Medical Journal 1998.
HONORS AND AWARDS
2017 WVUH Performance Improvement Team Award
2010 WVUH Quality Improvement Award for Door-to-Antibiotic Time- Pneumonia Team
20I0 WVUH Quality Improvement Award for Malnutrition Team
2010 WVUH Quality Improvement Award for Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism Team
2004 Nominated for the WVU School of Medicine's 2005 Distinguished Teacher Award
2002 Nominated for the Department of Internal Medicine "Best Teaching Attending Award"
1999 Performance Improvement Award, West Virginia University Hospitals
1988 Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship, Virginia Commonwealth University
1988 Outstanding Biology Student Award, Virginia Commonwealth University
1987 Phi Kappa Phi University Undergraduate Scholarship, Virginia Commonwealth University
1984- 1988 Dean's List and Top One Percent Virginia Commonwealth University
2003 - 2016
1988 - present
1992 - present
1995 - present
Fellow American College of Physicians
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
National Association of Inpatient Physicians Phi Kappa Phi
American Medical Association American College of Physicians West Virginia Medical Association Society of General Internal Medicine
About Hugh Palmer
Dr. Palmer took on an academic position at West Virginia University Hospitals after completing his training in 1995. He has spent the majority of his academic career on an academic hospitalist service since 1998. Dr. Palmer was one of the original hospitalists at this institution and has original publications in this area. He has been a mentor to numerous residents and students over the years. Dr. Palmer also devotes significant time and commitment to quality improvement at the institution with a particular focus on pharmacy related projects. Dr. Palmer has also been a Hospice Director the past 10 years. He holds board certifications in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Supportive Care.
Dr. Palmer has been in academic medicine for 23 years with a focus on Inpatient Medicine. He is a respected teacher and solid clinician. He holds several leadership positions in West Virginia University Healthcare as it continues to expand and be a leader in high quality medical care.
Grants and Research
GRANTS AND GRANT APPLICATIONS
L Dalzot, D Slain, J Hare, F Briggs, HC Palmer. An Assessment of a Pharmacy-Based Enhancement to the Hospital Medication Reconciliation Process. ASHP Foundation. Six months $5.000.
L Dalzot, D Slain, C Palmer. Discordance Between Home Medications Listed at Hospital Admission and Reported Medical Conditions. Submitted 2007
C Palmer, F Briggs, K Evans, T Schwinghammer, L Moherman. Impact of Student Pharmacist Interventions on an lnterprofessional VTE Prophylaxis Team. Submitted to the American Society of Health Systems Phannacy. $50,00. Rejected 2007
N Armistead, C Palmer, J Larrabee, M Withrow. Evaluation of an Evidence Based Multi Strategy Approach to Heart Failure Clinical Practice Guideline Adoption. Society of Hospital Medicine. $25,000, 2 year study. Rejected. 2005
C Palmer, M Warden. A double blind, placebo controlled, parallel, multicenter study on extended VTE prophylaxis in acutely ill medical patients with prolonged immobilization (EXCLAIM). Aventis pharmceuticals. Principle Investigator. 2003 - 2004.
C Palmer, C Darragh. A multicenter. randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, parallel group study comparing aliskiren 150 mg, 300 mg, and 600 mg to placebo and irbesartan 150 mg in patients with mild to moderate essential hypertension. Novartis pharmaceuticals. Principle Investigator. 2003 - 2004.
T Whetsel, R Powers, C Palmer, The impact of a pharmacist-managed hyperlipidemia program on patient outcomes and satisfaction with care. Proposal funded by the WVU Hospital EnhancedPatient Care Grant Committee. 12/2000.$10,551.55. Funded -coinvestigator.
Larkin K, Elnicki D, Palmer C, Morise A, Chisholm L. Pathophysiological and Behavioral Correlates of Isolated Clinic Normotension. Submitted 6/99 to the American Heart Association. $69,672, Funded- Co-Author,
Palmer H, Nuss S. Trial of Preventing Hypertension (TROPHY) Study. $33,000, Principle Investigator ( 1999-2003).
Palmer H, Nuss S. Trial of Preventing Hypertension (TROPHY) Study- Dynapulse substudy (2002-2003).
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corportation: Diovan Antihypertensive Longterm Use Evaluation (VALUE) Study. $115,000, Co-Investigator ( 1998-2004).
C Palmer, W Shockcor. The effect of chest pain guidelines at West Virginia University on stress test utilization. Proposal funded by the WVU Hospital Enhanced Patient Care Grant Committee. 8/2000. $7770. Principle Investigator,
C Palmer, M DelaMata, C Mcbride, T Dunworth. Downstream Effect of the Hospitalist Program at West Virginia University. Proposal funded by the WVU Hospital Enhanced Patient Care Grant Committee. 7/99. $11,042, Funded- Principle Investigator.
N Armistead, C Palmer, K Evans, M Withrow, C Mcbride. Understanding the Reasons for Cost Savings Associated with the Hospitalist Movement. Proposal funded by the WVU Hospital Enhanced Patient Care Grant Committee 7/99. $7,500, Funded- Co-Author.
Sokos DR, Dunsworth TS, Palmer HC. Ambulatory Pharmaceutical Care for Patients Following Hospital Discharge. Submitted 1198 to Ruby Memorial Hospital Enhancing Patient Care Grants. $9,900, Co-Investigator. Funded
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation: Lotrel Study. Co-Investigator $12,000 (1997)
Leader WG, Palmer HC, Kolar MM, Stamatakis MK. Estimating creatinine clearance in obese patients. Submitted 11/96 to West Virginia Senate Grant for Research or Scholarship. Not funded. Larkin K, Elnicki M, Dulaney J, Palmer C. Pathophysiologic assessment of"White Coat Hypertension". Submitted 6/96 to American Heart Association. Not funded.
Palmer C, Elnicki M. Flexible sigmoidoscopy training program for residents. Submitted 6/96 to National Cancer Institute. Not funded.
Patient Care Information
- Internal Medicine
- Palliative Care
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Residency, Internal Medicine
West Virginia University