New MPS President Jennifer Palmer, M.D.

Dr. Jennifer Palmer is off to a running start on her term as president of the Maryland Psychiatric Society.  Following the departure of Executive Director Kery Hummel, developing a new staffing plan has been a top priority.  The entire Executive Committee (EC) weighed in on a proposal to be presented at the June Council meeting.  Dr. Palmer is also finalizing MPS committee appointments, surveying members for their input for the upcoming year and working with the EC to draft the 2018 operating budget.

Along the way to this position, Dr. Palmer served on the MPS Council and as Legislative Committee Chair.  She was also an active representative of Early Career Psychiatrists in the organization.  Dr. Palmer intends to continue her involvement with legislation, in particular with physician assisted suicide and child abuse reporting.  These efforts on behalf of the MPS have also benefited her personally.  She explains, “As a solo practitioner, the MPS has provided me with a network of professionals who have enriched my thinking in addition to supporting my ability to practice.”

Jennifer Palmer, M.D. is a board-certified adult psychiatrist in Baltimore with a private practice in general psychiatry.  She specializes in mood disorders, and is particularly interested in reproductive-related mood syndromes in women.  She is a graduate of Wesleyan and received her medical degree from Yale.  She completed her psychiatric residency and a post-doctoral fellowship in affective disorders at Johns Hopkins.  Visit for more details.