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Cheryl Ann Palmer, M.D.

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  • Pathology
  • Neuropathology


  • English

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address


  • Pathology
  • Neuropathology


Dr. Palmer's current research interests include neuropathological parameters of epilepsy, relationships between histologic and molecular genetic findings in brain tumors, and pediatric neuropathology, with special emphasis on epileptogenic disorders and brain tumors.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pathology - Professor
Academic Divisions Anatomic Pathology
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
American Board of Pathology (Sub: Neuropathology)

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Relationships between Histologic and Molecular Genetic Findings in Brain Tumors and their Prognosis.
  • Pediatric Neuropathology with Special Emphasis on Epileptogenic Disorders and Brain Tumors
  • Neuropathological Parameters of Epilepsy, Especially in Surgical Resections

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pathology - Professor
Academic Divisions Anatomic Pathology
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
American Board of Pathology (Sub: Neuropathology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-2507 Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Anatomic Pathology
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Academic Bio

Dr. Palmer is the director of neuropathology at ARUP as well as a Professor of Pathology and the Program Director of the Pathology Residency Program at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine. Dr. Palmer received her MD at West Virginia University and served as a resident in neurology and postdoctoral fellow in neuropathology at the University of Utah, where she also completed internships in internal medicine and pathology. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, serves as the Vice President of American Association of Neuropathologists, and sits on the editorial board of Case Reports in Pathology.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah
Internship University of Utah
Residency University of Utah
Internship University of Utah
Internal Medicine
Professional Medical West Virginia University
Undergraduate University of Pittsburgh


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Ceccarelli M, Barthel FP, Malta TM, et al for The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network (2016). "Molecular profiling reveals biologically discrete subsets and pathways of progression in diffuse glioma.". Cell, 164(3), 550-563.
  2. The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network (June, 2015). "Comprehensive, integrative genomic analysis of diffuse lower-grade gliomas". N Engl J Med, 372(26), 2481-2498.
  3. Nguyen TT, Oh SS, Weaver D, Lewandowska A, Maxfield D, Schuler M-H, Smith NK, Macfarland J, Saunders G, Palmer CA, Debattsti V, Koshiba T, Pulst S, Feldman EL, Hajnoczky G, Shaw JM (Published). Loss of Miro-1-directed retrograde mitochondrial movement results in a novel murine model for neuron disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 111(35), 3631-3640.
  4. Markert JM, Razdan SN, Kuo H-C, Cantor A, Knoll A, Karrusch M, Nabors LB, Markiewicz M, Agee BS, Coleman JM, Lakeman AD, Palmer CA, Parker JN, Whitley RJ, Weichsebaum RR, Fiveash JB, Gillespie GY (2014). A Phase I trial of oncolytic HSV-1, G207, given in combination with radiation for treatment for recurrent GBM demonstrates safety and radiographic responses. Mol Ther, 22, 1048-1055.
  5. Friedman B, Simpson K, Tesi-Rocha C, Zhou D, Palmer CA, Suchy SF (02/24/2014). Novel large deletion in the ACTA1 gene in a child with autosomal recessive nemaline myopathy. Neuromuscul Disord, 24, 331-334.
  6. Cohen AL, Salzman K, Palmer CA, Jensen R, Colman H (2013). Bevacizumab is effective for recurrent papillary tumor of the pineal region : first report. DOI:10.1159/000354753, published online August 24, 2013. Case Rep Oncol, 6, 434-440.
  7. Hackney JR, Palmer CA, Riley KO, Markert JM, Cur JK, Fathallah-Shaykh H, Nabors LB (08/11/2012).

    Primary central nervous system angiosarcoma : a case series. DOI:10.1186/1752-1947-6-251, published online at; August, 2012. J Med Case Reports, 6(251).
  8. Hackney JR, Palmer CA, Riley KO, Cure JK, Fathallah-Shaykh H, Nabors LB (August 2012). Primary central nervous system angiosarcoma: A case series. Published online at (*Corresponding Author). DOI: 10.1186/1752-1947-6-251, PMID: 22909122. J Med Case Reports, 6, 251.
  9. Markert JM, Cody JJ, Parker JN, Coleman JM, Price KH, Kern ER, Quenelle DC, Lakeman AD, Schoeb T, Palmer CA, Cartner SC, Gillespie GY, Whitely RJ (02/29/2012). Preclinical evaluation of a genetically engineered Herpes simplex virus expressing IL-12. PMID: 22379082. J Virol, 86(9), 5304-5313.
  10. Bagshaw HP, Jensen RL, Palmer CA, Suneja G, Couldwell WT, Shrieve DC (In Press). "Adjuvant radiotherapy for atypical meningiomas.". J Neurosurg.


  1. Raheja A, Eli I, Bowers C, Palmer CA, Couldwell WT (2016). "Primary intracranial epidermoid carcinoma with diffuse leptomeningeal carcinomatosis : Report of two cases.". [Review]. World Neurosurgery, 88, 692 e9-e16.
  2. Krisht KM, Palmer CA, Couldwell WT (2016). "Multiple Osteomas of the falx cerebri and anterior skull base : case report and review of the literature". [Review]. Journal of Neurosurgery, 124(5), 1339-1342.
  3. Krisht KM, Eli IM, Palmer CA, Schmidt RH (2015). "Giant spontaneous epidural pneumocephalus : case report and review of the literature". [Review]. World Neurosurgery, 84(6), 2075 e7-e12.

Book Chapter

  1. Nabors LB, Li R, Palmer CA, Chapman PR (2012). Primary melanotic tumors of the central nervous system. In Raghavan D, Blanke C, Johnson DH, Moots PL, Reaman GH, Rose PG, Sekeres M (Eds.), Textbook of Uncommon Cancer (4th edition, Chapter 52). New York: Wiley-Blackwell.

Case Report

  1. Raheja A, Sowder A, Palmer CA, Rodriguez FJ, Couldwell WT (In Press). "EBV-associated smooth muscle tumor of cavernous sinus masquerading as Tolosa Hunt syndrome : A rare delayed complication of allogenic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation.". J Neurosurg.

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