Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Wallace is a native of Alabama. He received his BS in Spanish from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). 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. He then pursued a nephrology fellowship at Vanderbilt University and served as Chief Nephrology fellow. After his fellowship, Dr. Wallace joined the faculty at UAB. Currently, he is the UAB Medical Director of Telehealth, 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 eliminating geographic and socioeconomic barriers which prevents patients from accessing specialized care. Primarily, he has focused on telemedicine in the provision of care in home dialysis and rare diseases such as Fabry disease, a rare genetic disease. Using the platform of telemedicine established for his studies on home dialysis, he is focused on creating a network and establishing processes by which physicians at the University of Alabama at Birmingham could provide medical expertise across the state of Alabama using telemedicine thus increasing access to care to patients who due to geographic and/or financial constraints may not be able to travel to UAB. 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.
  • Research Overview

  • Telehealth
    Fabry Disease and other rare genetic kidney disease
    Home Dialysis
    Kidney Disease
  • Principal Investigator On

  • AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network  awarded by University of New Mexico
  • Alabama Telehealth Network USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Application  awarded by Department of Agriculture
  • COVID-19 Telehealth Program  awarded by FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
  • Implementation of Direct-to-Patient Telemedicine Healthcare Initiatives  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA HEALTH SERVICES FOUNDATION
  • Private Grant  awarded by Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • Private Grant  awarded by Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • Private Grant  awarded by HEALTH RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC
  • Private Grant  awarded by Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • Private Grant  awarded by Genzyme Corporation
  • Private Grant  awarded by Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • Private Grant  awarded by Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • Private Grant  awarded by Genzyme Corporation
  • Private Grant  awarded by PROTALIX, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • Private Grant  awarded by Genzyme Corporation
  • Private Grant  awarded by PROTALIX BIO THERAPEUTICS, LTD
  • Private Grant  awarded by Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • Private Grant  awarded by IDORSIA PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
  • Private Grant  awarded by PROTALIX, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • Private Grant  awarded by Genzyme Corporation
  • Private Grant  awarded by IDORSIA PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
  • Private Grant  awarded by PROTALIX, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • Private Grant  awarded by PROTALIX BIO THERAPEUTICS, LTD
  • Private Grant  awarded by 4D MOLECULAR THERAPEUTICS INC
  • Private Grant  awarded by CHIESI FARMACEUTICI S.P.A
  • UAB Telehealth Outreach  awarded by APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION
  • UAB eMedicine Telehealth Outreach for Rural Health and Economic Vitality in East Alabama  awarded by Department of Agriculture
  • UAB eMedicine Telehealth Outreach for Rural Health and Economic Vitality in West Alabama  awarded by Department of Agriculture
  • Investigator On

  • Arthritis Health Assessment with Thermography (HEAT) Optimization Protocol  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA HEALTH SERVICES FOUNDATION
  • Deep South Center to Reduce Disparities in Chronic Diseases  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS
  • Deep South Center to Reduce Disparities in Chronic Diseases - Food Delivery, Remote Monitoring, and coaching-Enhanced Education for Optimized Diabetes Management (FREEDOM)  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS
  • Efficacy of Belimumab and Rituximab Compared to Rituximab Alone for the Treatment of Primary Membranous Nephropathy  awarded by BENAROYA RESEARCH INSTITUTE (BRI)
  • HIV+ Service Delivery and Telemedicine Through Effective PROs  awarded by National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS
  • Interdisciplinary Training In Kidney-Related Research  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • Interdisciplinary Training in Kidney-Related Research  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • Kidney Undergraduate Research Experience (KURE)  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • Medical Information Service via Mobile Telephone (m-MISTâ„¢) Provider Support to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS
  • Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
  • Opioid Use Disorder Information Exchange  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
  • P3 (Pregnancy and Postpartum/Preconception) EQUATE (Enhancing Access and Quality to Achieve Equitable Maternal and Infant Health) Network  awarded by American Heart Association
  • PRedOctoral Phd and MD Research Training In TEams (PROmoTE)  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • PRedoctoral Interdisciplinary Training in Renal Physiology and MEdIcIne (PRIME)  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • Private Grant  awarded by NXSTAGE MEDICAL, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by REATA PHARMACEUTICALS
  • Private Grant  awarded by REATA PHARMACEUTICALS
  • Private Grant  awarded by ACHILLION PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • Private Grant  awarded by REATA PHARMACEUTICALS
  • Private Grant  awarded by MORPHOSYS AG
  • Private Grant  awarded by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
  • The Southeastern Acute Kidney Injury (SEAK) Alliance for the COPE-AKI Consortium  awarded by VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER ^
  • Education And Training

  • UAB Hospital, Internship
  • UAB Hospital, Residency
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Iberian Studies, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2001
  • Full Name

  • Eric Wallace