Lena Palmer
  • Assistant Professor
  • Medical Director, Nutrition Services
  • Gastroenterology
Nutrition, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Women's Health, Celiac Disease, Diarrheal Illnesses, General Gastroenterology, Pelvic floor disorders- fecal incontinence, Pelvic floor disorders-constipation, Malnutrition/Abnormal Weight Loss, Malabsorption, Management of IV/intestinal feeding tubes, Anorectal Manometry
Board Certifications
  • Gastroenterology - Subspecialty Cert: AM Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - General Cert: AM Board of Internal Medicine

Tips and tricks for deep jejunal enteral access: modifying techniques to maximize successPalmer,L. B.; McClave,S. A.; Bechtold,M. L.; Nguyen,D. L.; Martindale,R. G.; Evans,D. C.Current gastroenterology reports 2014 ;16(10):409-014-0409-x

The pharmacologic treatment of short bowel syndrome: new tricks and novel agentsBechtold,M. L.; McClave,S. A.; Palmer,L. B.; Nguyen,D. L.; Urben,L. M.; Martindale,R. G.; Hurt,R. T.Current gastroenterology reports 2014 ;16(7):392-014-0392-2

Surveillance for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in a Medicaid Cirrhotic PopulationPalmer,L. B.; Kappelman,M. D.; Sandler,R. S.; Hayashi,P. H.Journal of clinical gastroenterology 2013 ; ( ):

Medical School
  • University of Mississippi School of Medicine
  • University of Chicago Medical Center, Internal Medicine: General
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gastroenterology

Dr. Palmer is a board-certified gastroenterologist and the medical director of clinical nutrition at Loyola University Health Systems. She completed her GI training as an advanced clinical research fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she also obtained a master's degree in clinical research. As the medical director of clinical nutrition, she works closely with the Loyola University nutritionists and specialty pharmacists to direct personalized nutrition therapy, parenteral and enteral nutrition, nutrition complications of GI diseases such as malabsorption, vitamin deficiencies and weight loss and feeding tubes. She sees patients with inflammatory bowel diseases, celiac disease, bacterial overgrowth syndromes, short bowel syndrome and other diseases that cause malnutrition. Dr. Palmer was raised in Mississippi but is thrilled to now call Chicago home. In her free time, she is an avid cook and enjoys interior design and traveling.

  • Gourmet Cooking
  • Foreign Travel
  • Home Remodeling
  • Interior Design