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Michael Wallace

Michael B. Wallace MD, MPH

Chief, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Sheikh Shakbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in partnership with Mayo Clinic; Consultant, Gastroenterology and Hepatology; John C. Andersen Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida; Editor in Chief, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Michael B. Wallace, M.D., is a consultant in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Florida. Dr. Wallace serves as director of the Digestive Diseases Research Program at the Florida campus. He joined the staff  of Mayo Clinic in 2005 and holds the academic rank of professor of medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. Dr. Wallace is recognized with the distinction of the Fred C. Andersen Professorship.

Dr. Wallace earned his B.A. in biology at Oberlin College and his M.D. at Duke University. He completed his residency as well as a gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He received a Master of Public Health in clinical effectiveness at Harvard University.

Dr. Wallace’s research focuses on advanced imaging systems for the detection and treatment of early cancers and precancerous lesions of the gastrointestinal tract. His research offers the potential to detect cancers and precancerous growths at earlier stages and lead to less invasive — and often organ-preserving — nonsurgical treatments. His work has been funded by multiple federal and industry grants, as well as benefactor support. Dr. Wallace has given more than 500 presentations on his research worldwide and has published in nearly 350 peer-reviewed research journals. He serves as editor-in-chief of the journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

In recognition of his work, Dr. Wallace has received many awards and honors, including most recently, the J. Edward Berk Endowed Lectureship in Endoscopy Award, conferred by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Florida Investigator of the Year, conferred by Mayo Clinic. He received the Research Mentoring Award from both the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American Gastroenterological Association.

In addition to his clinical and research activities, Dr. Wallace is an active educator, including providing mentorship to multiple young investigators, among other learners. He has also served as visiting professor at many institutions, and he holds master’s level privileges in Clinical and Translational Science in Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Dr. Wallace is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society. He is the immediate past president of the Florida Gastroenterology Society, and he serves on many committees, including in leadership roles, for the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.