Bestselling Medical Suspense Author to Speak
Category: Campus Announcements
Michael Palmer, M.D., the author of 12 medical suspense
novels, all of which became international best sellers, will speak
in Lincoln Theater on Wednesday, March 28, at 7:30
p.m., as part of the University's Rogow Distinguished Visiting
The lecture is free and open to the public, but tickets are
required. To order tickets, call the University box office at
860.768.4228 or 800.274.8587.
Palmer's new novel, The Fifth Vial, was just released last
month by St. Martin's Press. His fifth novel, Extreme
Measures, was turned into a 1996 feature film starring Hugh
Grant, Gene Hackman, and Sarah Jessica Parker.
In addition to writing, Palmer is an associate director of the
Massachusetts Medical Society Physician Health Services, a
tax-exempt corporation within the Medical Society that is devoted
to helping physicians troubled by mental and physical illnesses,
behavioral issues, and chemical dependencies.
Palmer, who is board certified in internal medicine, received a
Distinguished Alumnus Award from Wesleyan University in 1989 and
the Shining Star Award for Community Service from the Victory
Programs of New England in 2003. He earned bachelor's degrees in
biology and Russian from Wesleyan University, and earned his
medical degree from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. He
interned at Boston City Hospital and did his residency at
Massachusetts General Hospital.