John M. Palmer, MD

John M. Palmer, MD


Dr. Palmer is married and has two children.

Office Locations

San Antonio

Westover Hills

Special Interests


Sleep disorders

Cystic fibrosis

Technology dependent children

Specialty Board Certifications

Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, General Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

San Antonio Pediatric Society

Texas Medical Association

Bexar County Medical Society

Association of US Army Flight Surgeons

38th Parallel Medical Society

Directorships and Academic Appointments

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Baylor College of Medicine, San Antonio, TX

Electronic Health Records Committee, Methodist Children’s Hospital, San Antonio, TX

Former Director for the Department of Defense Cystic Fibrosis Center

Former Chief of the Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC)


Children's Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 2002-2005

Pediatric Pulmonary


William Beaumont, El Paso, TX, 1992-1995

Pediatric Resident Army Medical Center

Medical School

Uniformed Services, Bethesda, MD, Class of 1992

MD University of the Health Sciences


Magdalen College, Warner, NH, Class of 1984, B.A. in Classical Literature

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, completed 1986 pre-med courses

Awards and Honors


"Breath of Life Award" from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Lone Star Chapter, 2010

Developmental Pediatrics Award (residency)


Legion of Merit (1)

Bronze Star (1)

Surgeon General of the Army Physician Recognition Award, 2009

Joint Service Achievement Medal

Army Achievement Medal

Army Commendation Medal (2)

Meritorious Service Medal (4)

Iraq Campaign Medal

Overseas Service Ribbon (2)

Airborne Badge

Air Assault Badge (Distinguished Honor Graduate)

Kosovo campaign ribbon

Surgeon General of the Army Physician Recognition Award, 2009

Developmental Pediatrics Award (residency)

Publications and Presentations

Matern Child Health J 2016 Apr;20(4):827-32.doi: 10.1007/s10995-015-1913-9.

Evaluation of a Noninvasive Hemoglobin Measurement Device to Screen for Anemia in Infancy, Hsu DP, French AJ, Madson SL, Palmer JM, Gidvani-Diaz V

“Management of Asthma and Allergies in the School Environment,” NEISD, San Antonio, 2014-2016

"Delivering Medical Care in the Deployed Environment," Military and Humanitarian Health Care, San Antonio, TX, 2010

"Pediatric Pulmonary Disease", Pediatrics for the Practitioner, San Antonio, TX, 2007

John Palmer, Julian Allen, and Oscar Mayer, Tidal Breathing Analysis, Neoreviews 2004 5: e186-e193

R. Arens, S. Sin, J. M. McDonough, J. M. Palmer, T. Dominguez, H. Meyer, D. M. Wootton, and A. I. Pack, Changes in Upper Airway Size During Tidal Breathing in Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome, Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med., June 1, 2005, 171(11): 1298 - 1304

J Palmer, L Brooks, Sleep Disturbances in Children with Other Medical Conditions, chapter in Sleep Medicine text by Teofilo L. Lee-Chiong (Editor)

Abstract presented at 2005 Associated Professional Sleep Societies meeting, Palmer JM, Zhao H, McDonough JM, Sin SH, Arens R., Upper Airway Volumetric Measurements in African American and Caucasian Children, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA.

Grand Rounds, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, October 2004, Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangectasia