Dr. George J. Palmer MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. George Palmer is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Orlando, Florida. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Regional Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 27 years. He is one of 7 doctors at Central Florida Regional Hospital and one of 13 at Orlando Regional Medical Center who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Central Florida Regional Hospital

Orlando Regional Medical Center
High performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Education & Medical Training

University of Alabama Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1981 - 1986

University of North Carolina Hospitals
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1986 - 1989

Creighton University School of Medicine
Class of 1981

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

AL State Medical License
Active through 2012

FL State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Routine use of the direct thrombin inhibitor bivalirudin for off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting is safe and effective.
Palmer, G.J., Sankaran, I.S., Sparkman, G.M., Koster, A., Dyke, C.M., Ebra, G.

Comparison of bovine and porcine heparin in heparin antibody formation after cardiac surgery.
Francis, J.L., Palmer, G.J., Moroose, R., Drexler, A.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AvMed Health Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Florida BlueCare HMO
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group PPO
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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