Allyson K. Palmer, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Geriatrician
  2. Hospitalist


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Allyson Palmer, M.D., Ph.D., is a board-certified internist with expertise in the care of older adults. She is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine.

Dr. Palmer attended medical school at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. She obtained training in Internal Medicine and subspecialty training in Geriatric Medicine at Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Palmer's clinical practice focuses on the acute care of older adults admitted to the hospital, as well as consultative and perioperative care of hospitalized older adults. Her research interests include cellular senescence, metabolic dysfunction of aging and obesity, and delirium.

  • Acute Care of Older Adults
  • Cellular Senescence
  • Dementia
  • Delirium
  • Healthy Aging
  1. 2022
    FellowshipGeriatrics Medicine Fellowship Program, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2021
    ResidencyInternal Medicine, Programs in Rochester, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
  3. 2018
    MDMayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
  4. 2018
    PhD - Clinical and Translational ScienceMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  5. 2010
    BA - Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyThe College of Wooster


  1. 2021
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2022
    Kogod Scholar AwardRobert & Arlene Kogod Center on Aging
  2. 2018
    2018 Commencement Student SpeakerMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  3. 2017
    Excellent Mentor Award American Physician Scientist Association

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    MemberAmerican Geriatric Society
  2. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  3. 2012 - present
    MemberGerontological Society of America
  4. 2010 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association