Dr. Wallace received his MD from Creighton University School of Medicine in 1987. He completed an Anesthesiology residency at the University of Maryland followed by an NIH training grant fellowship where he studied spinal drug delivery and a Clinical Pain Fellowship in the Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego (UCSD). He is currently a Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and the Chair, Division of Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology, UCSD School of Medicine. In 2010, he assumed the position of Director, Division of Clinical Research in the UCSD Clinical and Translational Institute (CTRI). He is sub-investigator for the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award which supports the CTRI. Dr. Wallace is on Board of Directors for the American Pain Society and has also served on numerous advisory boards for early drug and device development to treat acute and chronic pain. He is experienced in all phases of clinical trials. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the American Pain Society Center of Excellence Award, and the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. Dr. Wallace has authored and co-authored more than 320 articles, abstracts, books, and book chapters concerning pain research and management, including research on the use of medical cannabis to treat pain. He has also authored numerous book chapters and review articles on medical cannabis to treat chronic pain.
- Chair, Division of Pain Medicine
- San Diego, CA