Dr. Wallace graduated from James Madison University magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and as an Honors Scholar with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology ('12). He joined the research laboratory of Dr. Mark Gabriele during his first-year at JMU and studied the role Eph-ephrin signaling proteins play in auditory midbrain development prior to hearing onset. The focus of his project was to elucidate their role as guidance molecules in wiring the auditory system to develop novel therapies for tinnitus and the hearing impaired. His undergraduate honors thesis won the 2012 Phi Beta Kappa Best Honors Thesis Award.

Throughout his undergraduate career he presented his findings at conferences in Harrisonburg, New Orleans, Boston, San Diego, Baltimore, and Richmond. At JMU, he was the recipient of the Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services Pre-Professional Health Scholarship, Elizabeth M. Bliss College of Science and Mathematics Scholarship, Margaret Poats Fowler 1937 Scholarship, and the Margaret A. Gordon Memorial Scholarship. In addition to his involvement in undergraduate research, he was a medical scribe at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, a senator in the Student Government Association, and Vice President of the Honor Council.

After graduating from James Madison University, he procured funding as an NIH Outstanding Scholar to continue his research for another year with Dr. Gabriele. He then matriculated to The Medical College of Virginia/VCU School of Medicine in Richmond, VA where he was the recipient of the Dean’s Merit Scholarship, Lucien and Virginia Roberts Scholarship, and the School of Medicine Scholars Award Scholarship. At MCV he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha and received the Merck Manual Award at graduation in 2017. While in medical school, Dr. Wallace published several articles in the fields of Hematology/Oncology and Dermatology. During medical school, he was a member on the admissions committee, taught undergraduate medical classes, served as a medical student mentor for underserved pre-health students, and was active in statewide leadership in The Medical Society of Virginia.

Currently, Dr. Wallace is completing his internship in Internal Medicine at The Medical College of Virginia/VCU Health. He is the resident director for The Medical Society of Virginia’s Political Action Committee and remains engaged in Dermatology research. In June 2018, he will be relocating to Nashville, TN to complete his residency in Dermatology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.


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