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Dr. Mark Steven Wallace, MD
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Dr. Mark Steven Wallace, MD

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    Overview

    Mark Wallace, MD, is a board-certified anesthesiologist who specializes in multi-modal pain management. As a pain management specialist, he evaluates, diagnoses and treats all forms of pain, though most of his patients are affected by chronic pain.Since 1996, Dr. Wallace has been program director of UC San Diego Healths Center for Pain Medicine, which is dedicated to reducing and eliminating suffering, and improving function in individuals with lower-back or other spine-related pain issues, joint and muscular-skeletal pain or pain due to surgery, injury, nerve damage, psychological factors and metabolic problems such as diabetes. Under his leadership, the Center for Pain Medicine was named a Clinical Center of Excellence in Pain Management in 2010 and 2014 by the American Pain Society. The award recognizes pain care teams that provide outstanding exemplary care."Dr. Wallace is also chair of the Division of Pain Medicine within UC San Diego School of Medicines Department of Anesthesiology and has co-authored 119 peer-reviewed articles and five books on pain medicine. He is active in clinical trials of investigational drug and techniques for managing chronic pain. Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, he was an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at University of Texas, Houston. Dr. Wallace completed sub-speciality fellowship training in pain management at UC San Diego School of Medicine and residency training in anesthesiology at University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. He interned in general surgery at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. and earned his medical degree at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha. Dr. Wallace is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine.He received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award in 2012 and is consistently elected as one of San Diegos Top Doctors in San Diego Magazine's "Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" annual survey. Dr. Wallace is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the American Pain Society and serves on scientific planning meetings for both national and international meetings, including the World Congress of Pain, World Institute of Pain, American Academy of Pain Medicine and American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.UC San Diego Health LinksFor more information, see http://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/pain/Pages/default.aspx.
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    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Pain Medicine Specialist

    Anesthesiologist

    Education & Training

    Univ Ca San Diego Med Ctr, Pain Management; Univ Of Md Med Sys, Anesthesiology; Washington Hosp Ctr, General Surgery (Residency)

    Medical Degree - Creighton University, School of Medicine, Omaha

    Other Degree - University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

    Other Degree - UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego

    Medical Degree - Pain Management Specialist

    Medical Degree - Chair, Division of Pain Medicine

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Anesthesiology

    American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Medical Procedures Performed

    Insurances

    Please contact Dr. Wallace's office to confirm accepted insurance plans.

    Locations

    UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices - Pain Management

    9350 Campus Point Drive

    La Jolla, CA 92037

    (858) 657-6035

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    UC San Diego Health

    200 West Arbor Dr

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (858) 657-7000

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    UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices

    9350 Campus Point Drive

    La Jolla, CA 92037

    (858) 657-7000

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Mark Wallace accepting new patients?

    Yes, Mark Wallace is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Mark Wallace offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Wallace's office at (858) 657-6035 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Mark Wallace offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Wallace's office at (858) 657-6035 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Mark Wallace speak?

    Mark Wallace speaks English.

    Which board certifications does Mark Wallace have?

    Mark Wallace is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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