January 16, 2018

Dean's Excellence Award winner profile: Eric Wallace, M.D.

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Eric Wallace, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Nephrology, is a junior faculty winner of the Dean’s Excellence Award in Service.

Last year using a partnership with the Alabama Department of Public Health, Wallace became the first physician in the U.S. to conduct a comprehensive peritoneal dialysis visit by means of telemedicine, an accomplishment that has profound implications for patient access to care. Wallace is now actively driving telehealth at UAB as Medical Director of Telehealth, expanding UAB’s telemedicine capabilities to cover more types of nephrology visits including transplant and to incorporate telehealth in other medical subspecialties. He is also working in partnership with the Health System to influence policy on insurance reimbursements to remove financial barriers to telehealth.