Dr. Wallace is a native Californian, raised in Tustin from the age of one. After graduating from Servite High School in Anaheim he attended the University of California, Riverside where he was a two-time student senator, graduating with Dean’s List honors. He received his degree in Medicine with clinical Honors from the University Of Vermont College Of Medicine with an emphasis in surgical sciences, followed by six years of surgical training in general and vascular surgery at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center. In addition, he completed a critical care research fellowship and was twice the recipient of the surgical resident Golden Scalpel Award. He has authored five scientific papers, numerous abstracts, and presented at several national surgical meetings.
Upon graduation Dr. Wallace joined the surgical staff at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in 2002, and currently holds privileges at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, Laguna Hill campus (where he has been a member of the Medical Executive Committee for the past 8 years and is the former Chief of Surgery), Saddleback San Clemente Hospital (where he is the Director of Surgery), and Mission Regional Medical Center. He is proud to be an Associate Medical Director for Monarch Health Care. Since 2011 he has been a member of MemorialCare Physician Society Board, representing thousands of physicians, and previously served as the Vice-Chair.
Dr. Wallace is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association and the Southern California Vascular Surgical Society. He was an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine from 2002 to 2009.
In his free time, Dr. Wallace helps coach his three children’s teams in softball, baseball, soccer, and flag football. He enjoys the guitar, physical fitness, and golf.
Dr. Wallace was everything my primary doctor said he would be. He helped me through cancer, surgery and cared for me every step of the way. My primary care doctor said I would love him and I do.
Sep 24th, 2013, Y.I.
Dr. Wallace is a physician of highest ETHICS.
Aug 1st, 2013 P.H.
For the last 11 years Dr Wallace has kept me healthy, has taken time to explain, in easy to understand parlance, my case, the pros and cons of performing surgery and now, at age 84 , I hold him in highest regard and TRUST! Whenever the occasion presents itself, of course, I recommend Dr Wallace. Unreservedly he gets 5 stars from me.
Dr Wallace is a wonderful physician who will take time to answer all your questions. Great bedside manner. Excellent surgeon who took on my challenging case and performed it better than expected. He came highly recommended by colleagues.
May 7th, 2013
First doctor in five years to get diagnosis correct! Took less than 30 seconds! Great doctor!