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Christopher R. Palma, M.D., Sc.M.

Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology

Clinical Interests

Lupus; Rheumatology

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 486-0901

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Biography

Dr. Christopher Palma is an assistant professor of medicine in the division of Allergy Immunology and Rheumatology. As a rheumatologist he specializes in treating autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, systemic vasculitis, lyme disease. He trained in microbiology and immunology at Johns Hopkins before coming to the University of Rochester NY to complete his medical training. Clinical practice locations include Rochester NY and Canandaigua NY where he is currently accepting new patients. Research interests include the interaction of infections and autoimmune disease, immunocompetence, vasculitis and systemic lupus.

Professional Background

Dr. Christopher Palma studied at Yale University where he received a BS in Biology. Thesis work involved the study of evolution of virulence genes in human trypanosomes. He then attended graduate school at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University obtaining as Masters of Science degree in Molecular Immunology and Microbiology. Thesis work involved the study and generation of novel malaria vaccines utilizing live replication competent adenovirus. After graduate school he attended medical school at the University of Rochester where we he was awarded the George H. Whipple award. He completed internal medicine training and specialty training in Rheumatology at the University of Rochester's Strong Memorial Hospital. Currently Dr. Palma is an Assistant Professor in the department of medicine's division of Allergy Immunology and Rheumatology.

Research

Dr. Christopher Palma is an assistant professor of medicine in the division of Allergy Immunology and Rheumatology. Research interests include the interactions of infections and autoimmune diseases, viral diseases, immunocompetence.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

2005
BS | Yale University
Biology

2007
MSc | Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Microbiology

2011
MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/01/2011 - 06/01/2012
Internship in at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/01/2012 - 06/30/2014
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2014 - 06/30/2016
Fellowship in Internal Medicine: Rheumatology at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Awards


George H. Whipple Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Location: Rochester NY


Tettleman Travel Scholarship
Sponsor: Yale University
Location: New Haven CT

Publications

Journal Articles

2/11/2011
Palma C, Overstreet MG, Guedon JM, Hoiczyk E, Ward C, Karen KA, Zavala F, Ketner G. "Adenovirus particles that display the Plasmodium falciparum circumsporozoite protein NANP repeat induce sporozoite-neutralizing antibodies in mice." Vaccine.. 2011 Feb 11; 29(8):1683-9. Epub 2011 Jan 01.

6/2006
Balmer O, Palma C, Macleod A, Caccone A. "Characterization of di-, tri-, and tetranucleotide microsatellite markers with perfect repeats for Trypanosoma brucei and related species." Molecular ecology notes.. 2006 Jun 0; 6(2):508-510.

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