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James "Jimmy" Palmer (AKA "Autopsy Gremlin") is a Doctor and also the Chief Medical Examiner for the NCIS Major Case Response Team.

Prior to that, Palmer originally served as the Medical Examiner Assistant to Dr. Donald Mallard, having first joined NCIS albeit on a temporary basis back in May 2004 due to Ducky's original assistant, Gerald Jackson taking a leave of absence to recover from the NCIS Hostage Crisis.

Following Jackson's resignation which occurred in September 2005 after his second encounter with terrorist Ari Haswari, Palmer became Ducky's permanent assistant and regularly assisted Ducky with autopsies.

In March 2019, Palmer became the new NCIS Medical Examiner after Ducky stepped down from his position.

Dr. Palmer was married to Breena Palmer from May 2012 until December 2020 when she died of the Covid-19 virus. Together they have a daughter, Victoria Elizabeth Palmer.

Biography

Pre-Series

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In Keep Going, Jimmy reveals he finally passed the Medical Examiner exams on the third try and is now a qualified Medical Examiner. None of his coworkers knew for years, until he revealed it to a man he tried to save from jumping off a ledge. Unknown to him, Timothy McGee and Nicholas Torres had placed a small microphone on a box with burgers in it so the entire team could hear what they were saying in an attempt to solve the case of who killed the man's father.

Personality

Physical Appearance

Palmer is a man in his late twenties, early thirties with dark brown hair and hazel eyes.

Abilities

As the Assistant to the Chief Medical Examiner for NCIS and later the NCIS Chief Medical Examiner, Jimmy is often tasked with helping Ducky perform numerous autopsies or perform an autopsy himself on the many bodies that NCIS often receive in order to determine if the deaths were natural or as a result of murder.

Relationships with NCIS Colleagues

Donald "Ducky" Mallard

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