Daniel J Wallace, MD, FACP, FACR, received his undergraduate and medical education at the University of Southern California, graduating with a medical degree in 1974. His graduate medical training included an internship at Brown University in Providence, R.I., medical residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and a fellowship in rheumatology at UCLA. He is board certified in both internal medicine and rheumatology.
While a fellow at UCLA, he conducted pioneering arthritis research that landed his picture in Time Magazine and developed a close relationship with his mentor, Edmund Dubois, MD. Dubois had the largest lupus practice in the United States at the time and was the principal editor of the only lupus textbook. Wallace entered private practice in 1979 with his father, a cardiologist, but assumed Dubois' practice after his death in 1985. He is the author of four medical textbooks (including the last four editions of Dubois' Lupus Erythematosus, All About Fibromyalgia, The Lupus Book, and All About Osteoarthritis), 15 book chapters, and more than 160 medical publications. The latter have appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, The Lancet, and The Journal of the American Medical Association.
Wallace's academic efforts include having served as chief of rheumatology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Century City Hospital, and the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, Calif. He is a clinical professor of medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine. His clinical practice is based at Cedars-Sinai, where he is involved in the care of 2,000 lupus patients, the largest practice of its kind in the United States. The Wallace Rheumatic Disease Research Center runs more than 20 clinical trials for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. The center has been the recipient of three National Institutes of Health grants. Twenty percent of his time is spent in teaching and research, providing free medical care.
Wallace's volunteer work has entailed serving as chairman of the Lupus Foundation of America and on the Board of Directors of the United Scleroderma Foundation, the Lupus Research Institute, and the American Society for Apheresis. He has served on the Medical Advisory Board of the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation and the American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association. He has been named as among the 200 best doctors in the nation by Town and Country Magazine, best doctors in Los Angeles by Los Angeles Magazine, and Best Doctors in America since 1994. Wallace is the recipient of Lupus Foundation of America Humanitarian Award, Achievement Award of the Scleroderma Foundation, and the Jane Wyman Humanitarian Award of the Arthritis Foundation. His efforts have raised over $10 million for various rheumatic disease organizations.
In addition to his commitments and responsibilities, he is devoted to his wife (and sometimes co-author), Janice Wallace, and their three children.