Dr. Wallace is a native of Anniston, Alabama. He graduated from the Donoho High School in 1998. He then received his BS in Spanish from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Following his graduation from college, he was awarded a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to live abroad in Mexico for one year. He graduated AOA from medical school at UAB. He completed his residency training at UAB as well after which he served as Chief Medical Resident. After residency pursued a nephrology fellowship at Vanderbilt University and served as Chief Nephrology fellow. There he was awarded the Hugh Jackson Morgan Award for best fellow in the Department of Medicine. After his fellowship, Dr. Wallace joined the faculty at UAB where he has earned numerous accolades including the C. Glenn Cobbs Award twice for being elected by his peers as one of the top 10 clinicians in the Department of Medicine as well as the Dean’s Excellence Award. Currently, he is the Director of the UAB Home Dialysis Program and co-director of the UAB Fabry Disease Clinic. Since becoming faculty, his research has been focused on home dialysis, Fabry disease, and eliminating geographic and socioeconomic barriers which prevents patients from accessing specialized care.
He has ongoing research and has published on the role of geography in access to home dialysis, as well as research in providing home dialysis follow up remotely using telemedicine. Already during this research, he has fully replaced a comprehensive follow up visit for peritoneal dialysis patients using telemedicine, and is studying the effect of this intervention on quality of life. Furthermore, he has published on racial disparities in home dialysis. He is an expert on remote patient monitoring in home dialysis as well and has published on the topic. He has participated in the Kidney Health Initiative for his work with telehealth. Furthermore, he co-chaired a National Kidney Foundation/PCORI initiative on home dialysis. He has directed and organized the UAB Home Dialysis Academy for 7 years, which is an intensive course on home dialysis which on average hosts 45 fellows from across the country. In his role as the medical director of telehealth for the University of Alabama at Birmingham, he has overseen the creation of a University Wide remote patient monitoring program. He oversees inpatient tele-critical care, tele-stroke and tele-nephrology as well as numerous ambulatory telehealth implementations. It is his hope that with these studies, the physician workforce distribution issues can be addressed and access to care across the country can be improved.