Meet Dr. Palmer
Dr. Palmer is also one of the country's leading experts in the field of antioxidants and how they can improve the health and appearance of the skin. Widely respected for her expertise, she has had her work published in leading medical journals and has lectured nationally and internationally—about the benefits of healthy eating, antioxidants, and anti-aging— at the 6th World Congress on Polyphenols, the Icelandic Dermatological Association meeting, and the 6th International Conference on Skin Aging and Antioxidants of the International Society of Antioxidants in Nutrition and Health.
Helping patients age well in the modern world
Dr. Palmer believes that health and beauty are linked and a balance in life is key to looking younger and having harmony with your body, mind and soul.
"If you do not fight the most potent form of aging -- free radicals -- with antioxidants, you will be missing out on your full beauty potential."
Dr. Palmer is one of only several hundred dermatologists in the country also trained in osteopathic medicine—a holistic philosophy and approach that relates each part of the body to the entire system.
After earning her B.B.A. degree from the University of Michigan, and receiving the University of Michigan Alumni Scholarship, Dr. Palmer earned her medical degree summa cum laude from Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience, where she was elected to Psi Sigma Alpha, the national medical honors society. She was also the recipient of the Janet H. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Award, given to female medical students who graduate in the top of their class.
Dr. Palmer completed her Internship in Internal Medicine at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute where she was elected Co-Chief Intern. Dr. Palmer completed her residency in dermatology at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, New York, where she was Co-Chief Resident, elected National Resident Liaison, and given the Excellence in Dermatology Award for performing number one in the country on her training exam.
Dr. Palmer has clinical and laboratory background in skin disease research, particularly human gene expression mapping, from the Department of Dermatology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. She has also participated in investigations involving: risk factors for skin cancer (namely, the inheritance of UVB-induced immune system injury), tissue engineering (for the healing of blisters in patients with epidermolysis bullosa), the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections, and more at the Department of Dermatology, University of Miami School of Medicine and the Miami VA Medical Center.
"You cannot -- and should not -- treat a problem the skin is experiencing without looking at the condition of the entire body."
Dermatology Associates of New York
Dr. Debbie Palmer is a board-certified dermatologist who has served Westchester County for over 19 years, providing the highest quality medical and cosmetic dermatology care. Dr. Palmer is Co-Founder and Medical Director of Dermatology Associates of New York, in Harrison, where she is a sought-after leader in facial and whole-body rejuvenation with cutting-edge technology—including lasers, injectables, peels, and body sculpting—and customized treatment plans to achieve incredibly natural results.
She is a Fellow and active member of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, the American Osteopathic Association, and the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Palmer served on the board of directors of Student Advocacy and was a member of the Student Advocacy Overcoming the Odds Selection Committee. She was also the past Co-Director of the Public Relations Committee for the Westchester County Medical Society.
Dr. Palmer has co-authored three books, Mindful Beauty, Beyond Beauty, and The Dermatologists’ Prescription for a New You! She is the recipient of five book awards including: the Independent Press Award, the Coalition of Visionary Resources Gold and Silver Winner, the NYC Big Book Award, and the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award.
She has been featured in numerous publications including Westchester Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Health, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, New You, Teen Vogue, Woman's Day, Refinery29, Wewoman, Happi, Simply the Best, Beverly Hills Magazine and Hollywood Life. Dr. Palmer lives in Connecticut with her family.