Our Business Is Your Pleasure!

From the moment you arrive you will see that we have taken every measure to ensure you feel relaxed and at ease. Before you meet us in person, take a glance at some of our staff and our wonderful Dr. Palmer. We look forward to meeting you!
Our Doctor

Russel Palmer, MD

Dr. Palmer was born and raised in New York City, where he attended Benjamin Cardozo High School and graduated at the age of 15. After graduating, he then moved to Florida, where he attended the University of Miami and received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1976.

Dr. Palmer then attended the University of Miami Medical School until 1980. He became the first graduate from the University of Miami to be accepted into a Harvard Surgical Residency program. He completed his internship and general surgery residency at Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School in 1985 where he was appointed and served as the surgical chief resident.
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My mission is to make patients look and feel their best to improve their self-esteem and quality of life.
Russel Palmer, MD
our team

Meet our team of professionals.

Ramona Stewart


Lauren Tiefeneach

Administrative Assistant

Christina Kerns

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Christina Kerns is the CRNA at Palmer Cosmetic Surgery. A graduate of Florida State University (BSN) and Florida International University (MSN). She brings over five years’ experience in anesthesia. Her role at Palmer Cosmetic Surgery includes pre-operative evaluation, administration of anesthesia and patient monitoring during surgical procedures and during the recovery period. Christina works closely with Dr. Palmer ensuring that patients are safe and comfortable throughout the surgical procedure.

Marlyce Murphins

Registered Nurse BSN

Marlyce Murphins has assisted Dr. Palmer in surgical procedures for the past 21 years. A native South Floridian, Marlyce has received both her Surgical Technician and RN licenses here in Florida.

Marlyce also assists our operating room manager with recovering patients. When she is not assisting with surgeries in our center, she can be found at Memorial Regional Hospital and Memorial Same Day Surgery Center West.

Jen Kantis

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Ed.D, FNP-C

Jen Huggard

Registered Nurse BSN

Sarah Lopez

Registered Nurse MSN

Olga Gilman

Board Certified Nurse Practitioner - MSN, FNP-BC, APRN

Jessica Hall

Marketing Manager

As the marketing manager at Palmer Cosmetic Surgery, Jessica is responsible for the creation and management of all marketing strategies, campaigns, as well as maintaining Palmer Cosmetic Surgery's digital media presence.
Jessica is inhouse filming, editing, and copyrighting all Palmer Cosmetic Surgery's media while managing internal communications and an external marketing team.

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