Dr. Palm's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Dermatology
Board certified in Dermatology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Palm's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
Fungal Nail Infection
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Skin Cancer
Excision of Skin Lesion
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 2004
Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
Rush University Medical Center, Dept. Of Dermatology
Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
American Academy Of Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
University Of Chicago, Booth Graduate School Of Business, Mba Degree
Other Education | Completed 2008
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Chicago Dermatologic Society Research Grant Recipient, 2007
Intern of the Year, MacNeal Hospital, 2004-2005
Howard Hughes Research Grant Recipient, 1997
Resident Ambassador, Annual Skin Research Day, 2006,2007
Phi Beta Kappa, 1998
Chief Resident, Rush University Medical Center, Dept. of Dermatology, 2007-2008
Mortar Board, President at University of Missouri, 1998-1999
Women's Dermatologic Society Mentorship Grant Recipient, 2007
American Academy of Dermatology, Leadership Forum recipient, 2011
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Review Article Incentive Program Award Winner, 2007
Young Investigator's Award, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, 2009
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Future Leaders Network, 2010-2011
Media & Publications
Palm MD Goldman MP. Aminolevulinic acid in the use of actinic keratoses and photorejuvenation. In Gold MH Photodynamic Therapy Global Perspectives, 2011
Palm MD, Woodhall KE, Butterwick KJ, Goldman MP. Cosmetic use of poly L lactic acid retrospective study in 130 patients. Dermatol Surg 2010;36:161-170.,
Palm MD. Commentary: Choosing the appropriate sclerosing concentration for vessel diameter. Dermatol Surg 2010;36 Suppl 2:982.,
Palm MD, Goldman MP. Patient satisfaction and duration of effect with PLLA: A review of the literature. J Drugs Deramtol 2009 Suppl 10:15-20.,
Palm MD, ODonoghue MN. Update on photoprotection. Dermatologic Therapy 2007;20(5):360-376.,
Palm M, Toombs EL. Hydroquinone and the FD The Debate? Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2007;6(2):122.,
Fabi SG, Palm MD, Goldman MP. Chemical depressor myectomy with botulinum toxin type A for the treatment of transient paralysis of the marginal mandibular branch of the facial nerve following laser-assisted liposuction of the neck. Cosm Dermatol 2010;23:162-164.,
Palm MD, Guiha IC, Goldman MP. Foam sclerotherapy for reticular veins and nontruncal varicose veins of the legs: A retrospective review of outcomes and adverse effects. Dermatol Surg 2010;36 Suppl 2:1026-1033.,
Peterson JD, Palm MD, Kiripolsky M, Goldman MP. Evaluation of the Impact of Fractional Laser with Radiofrequency and a Fractionated Radiofrequency on the Improvement of Acne Scars. Dermatol Surg 2011 [in press],
Woodhall KE, Nootheti PK, Palm MD, Goldman MP. Long term follow up study of intravascular 1320 nm laser closure of the great saphenous vein: 64 patients with more than 1 year follow up. Amer J Cosmetic Surg 2009,
Sunde RA, Thompson BM, Palm MD, Weiss SL, Thompson KM. Selenium regulation of selenium dependent glutathione peroxidase in animals and transfected CHO cells. Biomed Environ Sci 1997;10:346-355.,
Reider B, Arcand MA, Diehl LH, Mroczek K, Abulencia A, Stroud CC, Palm M. Gilbertson J. Staszak P. Proprioception of the knee before and after anterior crutiate ligament reconstruction. Arthroscopy 2003;19:2-12.,
Goldman MP, Gold MH, Palm MD. Sequential treatment of moderate to severe melasma with TC cream and IPL is more efficacious than TC cream alone. Dermatol Surg 2011 [in press].,
Palm MD, Tyring SK, Rady PL, Tharp MD. Human papillomavirus typing of verrucae in a patient with WHIM syndrome. Arch Dermatol 2010 [in press].,
Palm MD, Butterwick KJ, Goldman MP. Mycobacterium chelonae infection after fractionated carbon dioxide facial resurfacing (presenting as an atypical acneiform eruption): Case report and literature review. Dermatol Surg 2010; 36:1-9.,
Mann MW, Palm MD, Sengelmann RD. New Advances in liposuction technology. Semin Cutan Med Surg 2008; 27(1):72-82.,
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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