Title: Professor, General Academic Pediatrics
Company: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Location: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Carmel Wallace, Jr., MD, Professor, General Academic Pediatrics at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Medicine.
Dr. Wallace was inspired to the medical field by his grandfather, a family doctor in the hills of eastern Kentucky. His parents raised him to be tenacious and passionate about everything he does, paving the way to his success. Since his childhood inspiration, Dr. Wallace has given back to his home of Kentucky with numerous clinical and teaching positions, and as the founder of the Helping Hands Fund. Since 2017, he has been a professor of general academic pediatrics with the University of Kentucky, and since 2007 he has been an attending physician with the Kentucky Children’s Hospital. He was a professor and the Chair of Pediatrics at the University Of Kentucky HealthCare from 2008 to 2017. Dr. Wallace is proud of the 16 years he served on the Independent School District Board in a small rural Texas town, and the ability to grow the pediatrics department, which doubled in size in the last five years.
Born in Pikeville, Kentucky, Dr. Wallace attended the University of Kentucky College of Engineering to earn a BSEE in 1971, and earned a MD from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1975. He served a pediatric residency with his alma mater, and became chief resident of pediatrics. In 1978, Dr. Wallace concurrently accepted the role s of attending staff with Baptist Regional Medical Center and as managing partner of Corbin Pediatric Associates. From those dedicated beginnings, he attended to the health of countless Kentucky residents, and was named Richard G. Elliot MD Professor and chief of pediatrics from 2008 to 2012.
Dr. Wallace has presided as a member of numerous medical panels and subcommittees in Kentucky, recently with the Medicaid Drug Management Review Advisory Board and the Child Fatality and Near Fatality External Review Panel. He is currently a member of the Chandler Medical Staff Operating Subcommittee, the Kentucky Primary Care Association Board, the KCH Executive Development Council, and numerous other community leadership groups. He was recognized for his prolific involvement with a 2016 Elizabeth Carey Nahra Legacy of Love Award from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass, and was named 2014 Regional Top Doctor and one of the Best Doctors in America.
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