Wallace Rheumatic Diseases Foundation was established by Daniel J. Wallace, M.D., FACP, M.A.C.R., a board-certified internist and rheumatologist. He is a professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Associate Director of the Rheumatology Fellowship Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he also serves on the Board of Governors.
Dr. Wallace has authored over 400 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 25 book chapters, 8 textbooks (on lupus, osteoarthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome, and fibromyalgia), and his practice includes caring for 2,000 lupus patients, the largest lupus cohort in the United States.
With 4 employees of the Wallace Rheumatic Studies Center, we have conducted 10 clinical trials and have 3 current grants from the National Institution of Health and 2 from the Department of Defense. Dr. Wallace is co-chair of the Lupus Industry Council of the Lupus Research Alliance, past chair of the Lupus Foundation of America, and he has served the Board of Directors of the United Scleroderma Foundation and the Medical Advisory Board of the Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation.
Dr. Wallace has been Chief of Rheumatology at the City of Hope and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and chairman of the Research and Education Foundation of the American College of Rheumatology. He is the recipient of the Lupus Foundation of America Humanitarian Award, Achievement Award of the Lupus Research Institute, Spirit Award of the Scleroderma Foundation, the Jane Wyman Humanitarian Award from the Arthritis Foundation, and the Healthcare Professional Leadership Award from the Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation.
While a fellow at UCLA, Dr. Wallace conducted pioneering arthritis research and developed a close relationship with his mentor, Dr. Edmund Dubois, who had the largest lupus practice in the United States at the time and was the principal editor of the only lupus textbook.
Dr. Wallace assumed Dr. Dubois’ practice upon his passing in 1985. Dr. Wallace authored eight medical textbooks (including the last six editions of Dubois’ Lupus Erythematosus, All About Fibromyalgia, The Lupus Book, All About Osteoarthritis, The New Sjogren’s Syndrome Handbook, and Fibromyalgia & Other Central Pain Syndromes). His work has appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, The Lancet, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of Immunology, and Journal of the American Medical Association.
Dr. Wallace has been recognized as among the 200 best doctors in the nation by Town and Country Magazine and among the best doctors in Los Angeles by Los Angeles Magazine, and has been included in the Best Doctors in America editions since 1994. He spends 20% of his time teaching and providing access to foundation grants for medical care. His efforts have raised over $20 million for various rheumatic disease organizations.