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Martin Palmeri, MD, MBA

Dr. Martin Palmeri, a native of Western North Carolina, returned to his hometown of Asheville in 2013. He is honored to care for the community who helped raise him. Dr. Palmeri is a compassionate and dedicated physician who understands the challenges that cancer patients and their family endures.  He believes in treating the whole patient, not just the disease, and is known for the time and attention he gives each of his patients. Dr. Palmeri is also keen on collaborating with numerous nationally recognized institutions to develop personalized care plans for each of his patients that incorporate the most effective and innovative treatments. Cancer care is challenging, and throughout one’s journey people need a coach as much as a doctor; during these times, Dr. Palmeri’s kind smile and hearty laugh are greatly appreciated. Dr. Palmeri is a dedicated husband and father who is excited to raise his three beautiful children in Asheville, his hometown.

He is happy!
Brenda B.
Thoroughness, upbeat. Just a joy overall.
Adrian G.
Very professional and personal interest was given. Informed of what to expect from the treatment.
Walter M.
Very good people.
Stephen J.
Nice and knows what they are doing.
Pauline P.
Dr. Palmeri is very kind and attentive and I feel like he is always concerned about my health and well-being. He is a good listener.
Tammy M.
He is personable, patient and professional. Always listening
Very thorough and professional but yet easy to talk to. Enjoy his humor and laugh.
Larry D.
I have been with Dr. Palmeri since May 2017, and I'm still here!! When I first met Dr. Palmeri he said he wasn't much of a "hugger" Finally got him to hug me!!
Jayne R.


Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology:

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

New Hampshire

Residency in Internal Medicine:

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

New Hampshire

Doctor of Medicine:

East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine

Bachelor’s Degree:

Duke University


Board certified in Hematology and Medical Oncology


American Society of Hematology (ASH)

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

American Medical Association (AMA)

North Carolina Oncology Association (NCOA)

North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS)

European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO)

Sub-Specialty Interests:

Dr. Palmeri has a special interest in malignancies of the GI tract (colorectal, stomach, esophagus, liver and pancreas) and the evolving field of immuno-oncology particularly in how it relates to cancers of the skin.

Committees and Awards:

Board Member North Carolina Oncology Association

American Society of Clinical Oncology – Government Relations Committee

American Society of Clinical Oncology – Rural Oncology Subcommittee

Healing Beyond the Horizon – Board of Directors

American Society of Clinical Oncology – Physician Leadership Development Awardee

American Medical Associations Excellence in Medicine Award

Dartmouth Medical School Outstanding Physician Role Model Award


Available for appointments in Asheville and McDowell.