George J Palmer, MD

George J Palmer, MD

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

General Surgery

Accepting new patients

Offers video visits



AdventHealth Medical Group Cardiovascular Surgery at Orlando

217 Hillcrest Street

Orlando, FL 32801

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George J. Palmer, MD, is a board-certified thoracic surgeon with specialty training in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Currently serving as the Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Cardiovascular Institute, he has special interests in minimally invasive surgical approaches including robotic-assisted surgery, electrophysiology of the heart, and all aspects pertaining to adult cardiac and general thoracic surgery.  A native of New Orleans, Dr. Palmer earned his medical degree at Creighton University in Nebraska and completed his surgical internship and residency UAB Hospital in Birmingham, AL, capping his tenure there as Chief Resident. He next served as a resident in cardiothoracic transplant and as a Cardiothoracic Research Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, continuing there as a resident in thoracic surgery and finally as Chief Resident of cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Palmer has been in practice here in Central Florida since 1989.

Languages Spoken



Creighton University School of Medicine


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Alabama at Birmingham

General - UAB Hospital


University of North Carolina Hospitals

Board Certifications

Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery): The American Board of Thoracic Surgery


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