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

  • Private Grant  awarded by PROTALIX, INC. 2019 - 2026
  • Private Grant  awarded by Genzyme Corporation 2019 - 2024
  • UAB eMedicine Telehealth Outreach for Rural Health and Economic Vitality in East Alabama  awarded by Department of Agriculture 2019 - 2022
  • UAB eMedicine Telehealth Outreach for Rural Health and Economic Vitality in West Alabama  awarded by Department of Agriculture 2019 - 2022
  • Private Grant  awarded by IDORSIA PHARMACEUTICALS LTD 2019 - 2022
  • Private Grant  awarded by PROTALIX, INC. 2019 - 2022
  • Private Grant  awarded by PROTALIX BIO THERAPEUTICS, LTD 2017 - 2021
  • Private Grant  awarded by PROTALIX, INC. 2016 - 2021
  • COVID-19 Telehealth Program  awarded by FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 2020 - 2021
  • Private Grant  awarded by IDORSIA PHARMACEUTICALS LTD 2018 - 2021
  • Private Grant  awarded by Baxter Healthcare Corporation 2015 - 2021
  • UAB Telehealth Outreach  awarded by APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION 2019 - 2021
  • Alabama Telehealth Network USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Application  awarded by Department of Agriculture 2018 - 2021
  • Private Grant  awarded by Baxter Healthcare Corporation 2019 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by Baxter Healthcare Corporation 2014 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by Baxter Healthcare Corporation 2019 - 2020
  • Implementation of Direct-to-Patient Telemedicine Healthcare Initiatives  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA HEALTH SERVICES FOUNDATION 2017 - 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by Genzyme Corporation 2017 - 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by Genzyme Corporation 2016 - 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by Baxter Healthcare Corporation 2017 - 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by Baxter Healthcare Corporation 2016 - 2017
  • Private Grant  awarded by Baxter Healthcare Corporation 2014 - 2017
  • Private Grant  awarded by Genzyme Corporation 2014 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by Baxter Healthcare Corporation 2015 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by Baxter Healthcare Corporation 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by HEALTH RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC 2013 - 2014
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Iberian Studies, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2001
  • UAB Hospital, Internship 2007
  • UAB Hospital, Residency 2009
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2012
  • Full Name

  • Eric Wallace