Mark A. Palmer MD

Mark A. Palmer MD

Primary Location

Saint Paul Cancer Center
345 Sherman Street, Suite 100
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102-2389
(651) 251-5500

Physician Introductory Video


Areas of Special Interest

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer


I believe in evidence-based medicine, but am flexible since every patient’s situation is unique. I believe that patients and their families should play a major decision-making role in cancer treatment.

Academic Honors & Professional Achievements

Wallace D. Armstrong Award – Biochemistry
Pharmacology Citation Award – Pharmacology Scholarship
Richard C. Horns Award – Outstanding Clinical Skills


I am the father of three beautiful children and husband to another physician. I enjoy photography, woodworking, gardening, biking, golf and skiing (snow and water). I am a native Minnesotan but love to travel.


Medical School

University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN


  • Internal Medicine – Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN
  • Radiation Oncology – University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinics

Board Certification

  • Radiation Oncology
  • Internal Medicine


  • American Society for Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology
  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Radiology
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Society